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February 2019

Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

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 Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, February 19 and 26 "One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will,…

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Why are There So Few Muslim Terrorists?

February 26 @ 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 Charles Kurzman, Philip Stadter Distinguished Professor of Sociology All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status…

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March 2019

Music and Politics in Contemporary Uganda

March 5 @ 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 David Pier, Associate Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies In 2018, the Ugandan government attracted international attention when it arrested and tortured Bobi Wine, a pop star turned insurgent Member of Parliament. This talk will provide background on the Bobi Wine affair, as well as a general overview of music and politics in this east African country’s post-colonial era.  We will focus especially on class dynamics in the country, and how these have been articulated around musical…

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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette

March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 and 13 "The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human...Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist--these are the qualities of the artist and the woman."—from the Introduction "A delicate and humorous realist, Colette was the annalist of female existence...Her greatest strength as a…

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What Made the Spartan Army Strong?

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Richard J. A. Talbert, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of History 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. Carolina Public Humanities will explore these questions in our new extended-lecture, mid-week series on military history…

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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 and 13 "The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human...Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist--these are the qualities of the artist and the woman."—from the Introduction "A delicate and humorous realist, Colette was the annalist of female existence...Her greatest strength as a…

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Linguistic Diversity and Linguistic Justice in the Contemporary World

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring David F. Mora-Marín, Associate Professor of Linguistics Linguist David Mora-Marin will introduce us to the world of fading languages and their importance in maintaining cultural diversity. Using his expertise on ancient languages of Central America—and those still spoken by native populations in the region—Professor Mora-Marin makes a compelling case for the preservation of “dying languages” in the twenty-first century. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage…

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The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Christina M. Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesday, March 20 "One of the most important works in the history of musical theater."—History.com "Based on John Gay's eighteenth-century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to…

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Conserving Resilience: Puerto Rico and the Changing Climate

March 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Javier Arce-Nazario, Associate Professor of Geography Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, but this was not the first time the US citizens who live on the Island have had to contend with natural disaster. This talk will situate the hurricane and its aftermath in the context of Puerto Rico’s long history of environmental challenges and the future crises promised by global climate change. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.…

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Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 (trans. by Dava Sobel)

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 27 "Placed in a convent at the age of thirteen, Virginia Galilei, Galileo’s eldest daughter, wrote to her father continually. Now Dava Sobel has translated into English all 124 surviving letters that Virginia (renamed Suor Maria Celeste at the convent) wrote to Galileo. The letters span a dramatic decade that included the Thirty Years’ War, the bubonic plague, and the development of Galileo’s own universe-changing discoveries. Suor Maria Celeste’s letters…

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April 2019

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Putin v. The People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia

April 2 @ 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 Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to…

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Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 9, 2019

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

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 2 and 9 "A beautiful novel...quietly breathtaking...Sebald contrives not to offer an ordinary, straightforward recital. For what is so delicate is how Sebald makes Austerlitz’s story a broken, recessed enigma whose meaning the reader must impossibly rescue."—from the Introduction "Sebald is a rare and elusive species...but still, he is an easy read, just as Kafka is...He is an addiction, and once buttonholed by his books, you…

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Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Konrad H. Jarausch, Lurcy Professor of European Civilization All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes

April 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Miguel La Serna, Associate Professor of History All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive a discount on the purchase of all ten lectures. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members) or can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS—register for all 10 events for $135.00 ($100.00 for GAA members). To check your membership status or…

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The US Military and the President under Obama and Trump

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Richard H. Kohn, Professor Emeritus of History and Peace, War, and Defense 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. Carolina Public Humanities will explore these questions in our new extended-lecture, mid-week series on military…

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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

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

featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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