Past Events

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
"Women's Fiction" is a broad category including contemporary blockbusters like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook, as well as light popular comedy like Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones' Diary and rich historical narratives like Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. If... Read More »
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
In this lunch hour conversation Sylvia Herbold will briefly share her artistic process. She will also show visual examples of questions that have been asked through both experimental feminist film making traditions and archival home movies shot by women. Lunch will be served.Sylvia Herbold is an... Read More »
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Friedl 225
For decades, genre romance novels featuring heroes and heroines of color were considered niche market fiction, and likewise for "inspirational" romance featuring characters facing spiritual challenges. Now Christian fiction accounts for a massive proportion of the US fiction market, while authors... Read More »
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:30pm
West Duke, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, Room 101
In The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs Saida Hodzic explores the role of Ghanaian feminist and reproductive health NGOs that have organized campaigns against female genital cutting over the last 30 years, a period that has seen a decrease in cutting across Africa, and an... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge
Part essay and part play, Trainers follows a struggling writer who falls in with a group of depressed queer revolutionaries during a future civil war. Based on an essay by Montaigne and the story of his intellectual love affair with political thinker Etienne de la Boetie, the text explores what it... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Center for Documentary Studies
Reception at 6 p.m.; talk at 7 p.m. How does a culture that allows lynching decide who is sane? Renowned writer/activist/scholar Mab Segrest shares how the answers to such questions emerged from her study of the archives of Georgia's state mental hospital at Milledgeville, founded in 1842. Segrest... Read More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
East Duke Parlors
Gender Wednesday - Speaker/Lucheon Series - Lunch will be servedRSVP: Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Facebook page and click on the event, Month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Nationally on college campuses sexual assault has affected... Read More »
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
East Duke Parlors
In this dissertation excerpt, Walsh examines how late antique Christian poets writing in Greek and Syriac retold the narratives of unnamed New Testament women. These poets reflected on the boldness of these women who transgressed communal and social boundaries, crafting figures of religious zeal... Read More »
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
East Duke 201 - Nelson Music Room
The National Book Award winng poet, Daniel Borzutzky, will read from his work as part of the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. The first-generation son of Chilean immigrants, writer and translator Daniel Borzutzky grew up in Pittsburgh,... Read More »
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Old Chemistry 011
At its origins in the 1970's, mainstream genre romance emphasized the love stories of heterosexual, cisgendered couples. LGBTQ romance was often categorized as "erotic" romance, even when the level of sensuality was similar to mainstream non-erotic romance. But recently, authors of genre romance... Read More »