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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Spotlight on Scholars Tuesdays

Spotlight on Scholars is our newest program exemplifying the diversity of scholarship at Carolina. Developed in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, these sessions will feature UNC-Chapel Hill faculty discussing their recent work—their new books or newest scholarly passion. Come find out what the University’s scholars are writing and thinking about and join in the discussion.

This spring, Spotlight Goes to the Movies in recognition of UNC’s many film programs throughout the College of Arts & Sciences.

Spotlight on Scholars events take place on Tuesdays at Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., in Chapel Hill. All run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. There are no preparatory readings for Spotlight on Scholars events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS – register for all 9 events (4 Spotlight on Scholars lectures and 5 Humanities in Action lectures) for $110.00 ($55.00 for GAA members).

For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, parking, and more, please visit our General Information page.

Secure Online Registration available – click here for details

Spring 2015 Events (details coming soon)

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America
John F. Kasson, Professor of History
February 3, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: When White Characters Masquerade Blackness
Charlene Regester, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
February 10, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Dana Coen, Director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor, Communication Studies
Scott Myers, Visiting Lecturer, Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor, Communication Studies
February 19, 2015 (NEW DATE–THURSDAY)
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Encounters with the Attention Ethic (THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Julia Haslett, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
February 24, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 11-6
Phone# 919-942-7373

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