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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Zadie Smith’s Novel Gets The Audio Book Club Treatment

Slate.com book editor Dan Kois, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin, and Brow Beat editor David Haglund sat down for a Slate Audio Book Club podcast to discuss Zadie Smith's newest book, "NW," which was recently named one of the best books of 2012 by the New York Times.  Listen to the entire audio book club podcast here, where the editors discuss the "Google-ability" of the book and comparisons to Ulysses.  Read More →

Toni Morrison To Speak At Harvard Divinity School

 On December 6, Toni Morrison will deliver the Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality at 5 pm in Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus. Throughout the fall semester, Harvard Divinity School has hosted a working group on the religious dimensions of Morrison's writings. Watch the video here.   If you're interested in attending, tickets may be requested from the Harvard Box Office. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets are available by phone and internet for a fee, or in person at the Holyoke Center Box Office. Call 617.496.2222 or reserve online at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu. Limited availability. Tickets are valid until 5:00 pm on the day of the event. The event will be live-streamed via a link on the Harvard Divinity School home page beginning at 5:15 pm.  If you are in the area and able... Read More →

David Levering Lewis: “History without sexuality is incomplete.”

  David Levering Lewis, 1994 and 2001 Anisfield-Wolf award winner and noted historian of W.E.B. DuBois, was quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece on black sexuality and its prevalence (or lack thereof) in scholarly work.  "Some of this scholarship is a bit queasy and sounds like a rationalization for an exercise in curiosity. But there is room in the big tent of the academy for these kinds of explorations. History without sexuality is incomplete."  Read the entire piece here and learn more about Lewis in the video above. He recently gave the The William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture at Wittenberg University in October. Read More →
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