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'A center of Marxist thought': Head of Marxism certificate explains program's role at Duke

Monday, November 28, 2016
Michael Hardt, professor of literature and a pre-eminent Marxist scholar, has directed the Marxism and Society certificate program at Duke for several years. At the same time, his career has generated controversy from some who consider him a radical academic—he was named on a recent ... Read More »

Rey Chow Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Durham, NC - Duke University faculty members Jack Knight and Rey Chow have been elected members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Knight is the Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science and chair of the political science department, and Chow is the... Read More »

Duke Flags Lowered: Humanities Advocate Srinivas Aravamudan Dies

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Durham, NC - Srinivas Aravamudan, professor of English and former dean of the humanities at Duke, died on Wednesday. He was 54. Aravamudan, a scholar of 18th-century British and French literature and postcolonial literature, was also a champion of the humanities, committed to nurturing and... Read More »

A Time for Literary Diplomacy

Friday, September 18, 2015
Now that recent Senate votes have guaranteed that the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program will go into effect, what more can America do, beyond the strictest vigilance, to build on this historic breakthrough for peace? Perhaps it is time for the citizens of the United States to experience a... Read More »

Book Review: Time Travel - The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Thursday, September 10, 2015
It is probably not immediately obvious what interest a new theoretical study of science fiction holds for the mainstream adepts of literary theory; and no doubt it is just as perplexing to SF scholars, for whom this particular subgenre of the subgenre, the time-travel narrative, is as exceptional... Read More »

The American empire is fading out: #BlackLivesMatter, Bernie Sanders & the secrets to a better tomorrow

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Salon talks to philosopher Michael Hardt about how new forms of social movements can make a difference Historians may end up describing this as a revolutionary moment. It seems that in recent years no government, dictatorship or monarchy is safe. A protest movement in a small Mediterranean... Read More »

Literature Symposium to Highlight New Global Cultural Studies Major

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Duke’s literature program will hold a one-day symposium Oct. 24 to promote its new Global Cultural Studies major. The new major will allow undergraduates to examine film, literature, art, science, critical theory and other texts from a broad range of disciplines and cultures. Program... Read More »