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Friday, February 26, 2016

NOVEL and The Novel Project are excited to announce that Bruce Robbins from Columbia will be visiting Duke on March 3-4.  On Thursday, March 3rd at 5:30, he will give a talk titled “Atrocity and the Novel” in Allen 314. On Friday, March 4th, 12:00-1:30, he will lead a seminar with graduate students... read more »


Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Mellon Foundation Humanities Writ Large and Duke University Middle East Studies Center will host award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter, and poet Khaled Khalifa at Duke University from Feb. 10-12, 2016. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, see the schedule and/... read more »


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Written By: Tavid Mulder and Michelle Rada THE SYMPOSIUM A vital and constantly shifting form, the novel is technological in distinctive ways. Thus, the novel can be approached as a site that enables us to think about what technology is and how it functions. At the same... read more »


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Friday, October 16, 2015

NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES November 6-7, 2015 at Brown University Location: Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02912 That widely diffused representational technology known as the Novel. D. A. Miller, Jane Austen, or The Secret of... read more »


Left to Right: Réda Bensmaïa, Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University; Nancy Armstrong, Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English; and Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

On Thursday, September 3, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the Novel Project, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies sponsored the event “In Memoriam: Assia Djebar,” known for bringing a feminist perspective to the Arabic novel.  Professor Ranjana Khanna... read more »


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"What is the Contemporary Novel?" is the second edition of the novel-centered symposium organized by graduate students at Duke University. The symposium took place on October 31st and November 1st and featured Jane Eliiott (King's College), Justin Neuman (Yale), and Hector Hoyos (Stanford) who... read more »


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, graduate students in English and Literature at Duke University and UNC, Chapel Hill convened a two-day symposium on the contemporary novel. Jane Eliiott (King's College), Justin Neuman (Yale), and Hector Hoyos (Stanford) presented papers at the event, after which the... read more »


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Members of the Society for Novel Studies convened this past weekend at the University of Utah for the society's bi-annual conference, titled Land and the Novel. In attendance were scholars of the novel from various institutions in the country. Ngugi wa Thiongo and Ursala Heise presented the plenary... read more »


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the 19th of October, the Brown and Duke offices of NOVEL hosted a symposium titled Novel and the Anthropocene. Matthew Taylor (English, UNC, Chapel Hill), Tobias Boes (German, Notre Dame) and Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) gave a... read more »


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Friday, April 4 10 am-­‐12 noon 1. Working the Land (Alpine) Chair: Ellen Rooney (Brown University) Panelists: Mark Browning (Johnson County Community College), “‘How You Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm’: Rural Life as Eden in American Fiction” Elizabeth Duquette (Gettysburg College), “Building on... read more »


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