James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law and Professor of Women's Studies
304 F Allen
Campus Box 90015
Phone: (919) 684-8993
Office Hours: Spring 2015 On Leave
African American Literature
Law and Literature
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Medicine and Literature
African American Cultural/Literary Studies, Biocultural Studies, Ethics in Law and Medicine
Karla FC Holloway is James B.Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African & African American Studies. Her research and teaching interests focus on African American cultural studies, biocultural studies, gender, ethics and law.
Professor Holloway serves on the boards of the Greenwall Foundation's Advisory Board in Bioethics, the Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, and the Princeton University Council on the Study of Women and Gender.
She is an affiliated faculty with the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and the Trent Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. She has served as Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chair (and member) of Duke's Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee, and as an elected member of the Academic Council and its Executive Council. She is founding co-director of the John Hope Franklin Center and the Franklin Humanities Institute.
Professor Holloway is the author of eight books, including Passed On: African-American Mourning Stories (2002) and BookMarks--Reading in Black and White, A Memoir (2006) completed during a residency in Bellagio, Italy as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. BookMarks was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction. Professor Holloway spent Spring 2008 as Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard University's DuBois Institute. The book she completed during that fellowship, Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, & a Cultural Bioethics was published in 2011 by Duke U Press. Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literatures will be published by Duke Press in 2014. Professor Holloway was recently elected to the Hastings Center Fellows Association--a selective group of leading researchers who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of bioethics. She has served as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustee's Committee on Honorary Degrees.
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Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics.
Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge