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January 2020

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

January 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Ethics "From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them."—HarperCollins Publishers "Le Guin's The Dispossessed is built to last."—The New York Times Book Review "Ursula K. Le Guin's 1975 Hugo award winner...remains a challenging and urgent book. And, what's more, a good reminder that the old left has plenty…

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February 2020

Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music

February 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Mark Katz, Professor of Music Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held from 4:30 to…

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Oswaldo Estrada, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies "Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession."—Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible...a contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s—and 70s and 80s."—The New York Times Book Review "Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."—The Washington Post Book World "The Bad Girl paints a panoramic history of four decades of South American and European life, continually challenges…

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Finding Knowledge in the Digital Age: Cognitive Abilities and the Quest for Better Searching

February 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jaime Arguello, Frances Carroll McColl Term Associate Professor of Information and Library Science Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming…

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The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

February 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 18, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Oswaldo Estrada, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies "Vargas Llosa has created a beguiling, epic romance about the life-altering power of obsession."—Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers "Splendid, suspenseful, and irresistible...a contemporary love story that explores the mores of the urban 1960s—and 70s and 80s."—The New York Times Book Review "Perversely charming . . . irresistibly entertaining."—The Washington Post Book World "The Bad Girl paints a panoramic history of four decades of South American and European life, continually challenges…

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Lethal Aid: Security Assistance and Human Security

February 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Once again, Carolina Public Humanities returns to Flyleaf Books to explore these questions in this mid-week series on military history and topics in peace, war, and defense.…

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Sound Ideas on the Flyleaf Stage: Moving Between Fiddle Styles

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

Join us this spring for two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. It’s the perfect mix of education and entertainment! Moving Between Fiddle Styles Tatiana Hargreaves, Lecturer in Bluegrass Fiddle Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm Caribbean Connections Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music Juan Manuel Alamo, Associate Professor of Music Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm Both events will be held at Flyleaf Books. Tickets are $10 per event.

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The Clouds and The Birds by Aristophanes

February 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus “Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at once bawdy and delicate—brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays…

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Popularity, Social Media, and 21st-Century Teens

February 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Mitch Prinstein, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All…

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March 2020

The Clouds and The Birds by Aristophanes

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 3, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus “Whether his target is the war between the sexes or his fellow playwright Euripides, Aristophanes is the most important Greek comic dramatist—and one of the greatest comic playwrights of all time. His writing—at once bawdy and delicate—brilliantly fuses serious political satire with pyrotechnical bombast, establishing the tradition of comedy as high art. His messages are as timely and relevant today as they were in ancient Greece, and his plays…

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What They Don’t Know: Power, Poverty, and Marginalization in the Information Society

March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Amelia Gibson, Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are…

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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

Featuring Mary-Floyd Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and Chair of English and Comparative Literature "Shakespeare’s cautionary tale about the dangers of upending democracy."—Penguin Random House "A gripping historical drama, Julius Caesar contains some of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines and is ranked as one of the playwright’s finest works."—Digireads.com "Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s greatest historical dramas, featuring a cast of characters whose names—Caesar, Brutus, Antony, Octavius—are indelibly linked with the decline and fall of a republic,…

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American Military Operations Since the Cold War

March 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Once again, Carolina Public Humanities returns to Flyleaf Books to explore these questions in this mid-week series on military history and topics in peace, war, and defense.…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "In this remarkable autobiography, the first literary addiction memoir, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams,…

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Erasures: The Impact of Digitization on Historical Newspapers

March 24, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Lyneise Williams, Associate Professor of Art History Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held from…

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "In this remarkable autobiography, the first literary addiction memoir, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams,…

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Social Media, Social Identity, and Politics

March 31, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor of Media and Journalism Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held…

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April 2020

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Eliza Rose, Laszlo Birinyi, Sr., Fellow in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures "A modern classic, Being There is a brilliantly satiric look at the unreality of American media culture that is, if anything, more trenchant now than ever."—Grove Press "A quirky, brilliant novel starring Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic man who rises from nowhere to become a media phenomenon—'a fabulous creature of our age'"—Newsweek "Being There is one of those rare books which echoes in the mind long after…

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Sound Ideas on the Flyleaf Stage: Caribbean Connections

April 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

Join us this spring for two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. It’s the perfect mix of education and entertainment! Moving Between Fiddle Styles Tatiana Hargreaves, Lecturer in Bluegrass Fiddle Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm Caribbean Connections Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music Juan Manuel Alamo, Associate Professor of Music Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm Both events will be held at Flyleaf Books. Tickets are $10 per event.

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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "The novel that put Atwood on the literary map...is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism....Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, The Edible Woman is a groundbreaking work of fiction."—Penguin Random House "Witty, subversive, hilarious, The Edible Woman is dazzling and utterly original."—New Canadian Library “Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the…

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When Technology Outpaces Knowledge: The Impact of Genomic Informatics on Human Lives

April 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Elysia Davis, Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description coming soon. All programs are held…

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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

April 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2020

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature "The novel that put Atwood on the literary map...is both a scathingly funny satire of consumerism and a heady exploration of emotional cannibalism....Marked by blazingly surreal humor and a colorful cast of eccentric characters, The Edible Woman is a groundbreaking work of fiction."—Penguin Random House "Witty, subversive, hilarious, The Edible Woman is dazzling and utterly original."—New Canadian Library “Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the…

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The Risks and Rewards of 21st-Century Transportation Technologies

April 21, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Noreen McDonald, Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor and Chair of City and Regional Planning Technology, Society, and Culture In the modern world we cannot avoid technology, but we can try to understand its effects on our society and culture. Join us for this spring’s interdisciplinary series of talks that explore the many ways technology is changing our lives— from the music we play, to the cars we drive, to the people we vote for, and much more. Event description…

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Climate Change and the Military

April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Once again, Carolina Public Humanities returns to Flyleaf Books to explore these questions in this mid-week series on military history and topics in peace, war, and defense.…

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