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June 2019

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen *Sold Out*

June 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

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

This event is sold out. Email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen’s first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound...unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change."—Penguin Random House "Ignore its uptight reputation—Mansfield Park seethes with sex…

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September 2019

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Abraham Flexner *Sold Out*

September 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This event is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities In his classic essay The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (first published in Harper’s magazine in 1939), Abraham Flexner, the founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of scientific research. The search for answers…

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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin *Sold Out*

September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 17, 2019

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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*Sold Out: To be added to the event waitlist, please email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number* featuring William Sturkey, Assistant Professor of History   "In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche." —Penguin Random House "It is so vividly human and so obviously based upon reality, that it strikes us as timeless—an…

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Democracy’s Dilemma: Rousseau, Condorcet, and the Elusive Search for the Will of the People

September 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Georg Vanberg, Professor of Political Science, Duke University Democracy is often associated with the idea that it serves to ensure that government reflects the “will of the people.” In this lecture, we explore some of the conceptual difficulties in this approach, and consider the implications for how we ought to think about the value of democratic governance. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel…

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Gerrymandering

September 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Luc Bovens, Professor of Philosophy What is partisan gerrymandering? What are reasonable criteria in drawing up electoral maps? What does the Supreme Court decision in Rucho v. Common Cause mean for North Carolina? What were the arguments of the majority and dissenting opinions? What are the plaintiffs arguing in Common Cause v Lewis which is before state court in NC?  All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf…

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The History of the American Military

September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Joseph T. Glatthaar, Stephenson Distinguished Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense Description coming soon. Cost: $25 per lecture; $60 for all three in the Warfare, Society, and the Military series. Recording from the event here

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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

September 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 1, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gerald J. Postema, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus   "'The Remains of the Day is a dream of a book: a beguiling comedy of manners that evolves almost magically into a profound and heart-rending study of personality, class and culture." —The New York Times "We get a picture of a man trying desperately to keep a lid on his emotions – and what a complete picture it is. The Remains of the Day…

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Public Forgiveness

September 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Simone Gubler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy 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…

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Speaking of Feminism

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South and General Alumni Association  This event will be held at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, 27514 From the Women’s Marches to the #MeToo movement, it is clear that feminist activism is still alive and well in the 21st century. But how does a new generation of activists understand the work of the movement today? Rachel F. Seidman, Director of the Southern…

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October 2019

The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 15, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish   "The most beautiful novel published in Spain since the Civil War." —Gabriel García Márquez "The Time of the Doves is a book of tender and subtle grace, filled with a deep innocence.” —Colm Tóibín, The Times Literary Supplement "An appealing and well-crafted tale of a young woman who's victimized not only by war and cruel men but by her own unexamined sensibility; moving work from a gifted, if rather special, writer."…

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Liberty and the Idea of a Universal Basic Income *Starts at 3pm*

October 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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*Please note that due to Yom Kippur, this program will be held from 3:00-4:30pm, instead of 4:30-6:00pm.* In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association Fabian Wendt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy A universal basic income would give everyone a guaranteed and unconditional payment without any work requirements or means tests. The talk will debate whether a universal basic income would be enhancing and/or protecting individual liberty. Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS and receive…

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The Wide World of the Blues

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

With performances and demonstrations by Steve Anderson & Lydia Sallet and special guest, Max Owre. After the great success of our 2019 summer series featuring music at Flyleaf Books, we return to the stage this fall with two “learning and listening” events combining commentary and performance. Join us for an evening of edu-tainment and learn the story of the Blues from its African origins to the Flyleaf Stage. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Wide World of…

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Affirmative Consent Policies

October 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Tom Dougherty, Associate Professor of Philosophy 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…

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Collected Stories by Bruno Schulz *Sold Out*

October 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 5, 2019

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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Madeline G. Levine, Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures Emerita Winner of the Polish Cultural Institute 2019 Found in Translation Award "Schulz’s prose is renowned for its originality. Set largely in a fictional counterpart of his hometown of Drohobych, his stories merge the real and the surreal. The most ordinary objects—the wind, an article of clothing, a plate of fish—can suddenly appear unfathomably mysterious and capable of illuminating profound…

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Is Globalization Working? Multinational Firms, Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy

October 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science This session explores the reasons why multinational firms make investments in foreign countries; how these investments have changed the nature of trade negotiations and trade agreements; and the ways in which global supply chains affect economic and political outcomes. Mosley also will discuss her research on how involvement in global supply chains affects the rights of workers, especially in developing countries. All programs are held…

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November 2019

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

November 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring Alex Marcoci, Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy 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…

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The Forgotten Soldiers: Women, Military, and War in History and Memory, 1770s–1870s

November 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor 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…

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Economic History of the Rise of Trumpism

November 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association featuring John Komlos, Professor of Economic History Emeritus, University of Munich 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…

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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke *Sold Out*

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

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SOLD OUT - To be added to the waitlist, email human@unc.edu with your full name, email, and preferred phone number. featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German "These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke's classic offers brilliant inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. Letters to a Young Poet should be required reading for anyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively.” —New World Library…

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Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 and Founding Director of the Next Level cultural diplomacy program and Joshua Rowsey, aka (J)Rowdy, rapper, educator, and activist.Professor Katz will speak about his new book, Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World. The book is based on research he conducted in more than 25 countries around the world during his time directing Next Level, a State Department–funded program that sends hip hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange in underserved communities.…

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The Great Siege of Malta (1565)

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Marcus Bull, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Director, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies Description coming soon. Cost: $25 per lecture; $60 for all three Register online or call us at 919.962.1544.

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December 2019

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë *Sold Out*

December 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   "Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, Wuthering Heights has proved to be one of the nineteenth century’s most popular yet disturbing masterpieces....Incorporating elements of many genres—from gothic novels and ghost stories to poetic allegory—and transcending them all, Wuthering Heights is a mystifying and powerful tour de force.” —Penguin Random House "It is as…

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Prohibition in the US: Hopes and Failures

December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The 18th amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transportation, or import of alcohol in the United States, was ratified in 1919 and repealed in 1933. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Prohibition in America as well as the 40th anniversary of Carolina Public Humanities. Join us in celebrating the conclusion of our CPH anniversary year with an evening presentation on “Prohibition in the United States: Hopes and Failures” by David Zonderman, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and Department Head of…

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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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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

The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa

February 11, 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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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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Lethal Aid: Security Assistance and Human Security – **CANCELLED**

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 – **POSTPONED**

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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 - **This event has been postponed to June 11.** 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

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If an event is marked *Sold Out* – email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist 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,…

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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

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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*Canceled* Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music

March 17, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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*Canceled* Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare *SOLD OUT*

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This event is *Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist 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…

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*Canceled* American Military Operations Since the Cold War

March 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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*Canceled* Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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*Canceled* Erasures: The Impact of Digitization on Historical Newspapers

March 24, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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*Canceled* Social Media, Social Identity, and Politics

March 31, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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

*Canceled* Being There by Jerzy Kosinski *Sold Out*

April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email human@unc.edu with your name and phone number. 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…

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*Canceled* 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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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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*Canceled * 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

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

April 14, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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*Canceled* 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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*Canceled* Climate Change and the Military

April 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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*Canceled* Surveillance, Identity, and Privacy in the age of DNA

April 28, 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 Jim Thomas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture ($13 for GAA members). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu 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. All Humanities in Action lectures are free to UNC & Duke undergraduate and…

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August 2021

Prague: Belonging in the Modern City

August 31, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Chad Bryant, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill, and William Sturkey, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill A poignant reflection on alienation and belonging, told through the lives of five remarkable people who struggled against nationalism and intolerance in one of Europe’s most stunning cities. What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague’s inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city. Grandiose medieval buildings and monuments to national heroes boast of…

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September 2021

To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University

September 2, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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**All seats are SOLD OUT, but you can register to view the live stream over Zoom by clicking here.** featuring Geeta Kapur, Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Lawyer, and William Sturkey, Associate Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the US, with the cornerstone for the first dormitory, Old East, laid in 1793. At that ceremony, the enslaved people who would literally build that structure were not acknowledged; they were not…

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

September 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The greatest unread novel in the English language —One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world...the greatest book of the sea ever written. —D.H. Lawrence —Subversive, queer, and terrifyingly relevant, Moby-Dick is the novel for our times....Not only is it very funny and very subversive, but it maps out the modern world as if Melville had lived his life in the future…

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

September 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The greatest unread novel in the English language —One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world...the greatest book of the sea ever written. —D.H. Lawrence —Subversive, queer, and terrifyingly relevant, Moby-Dick is the novel for our times....Not only is it very funny and very subversive, but it maps out the modern world as if Melville had lived his life in the future…

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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

September 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 22, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The greatest unread novel in the English language —One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world...the greatest book of the sea ever written. —D.H. Lawrence —Subversive, queer, and terrifyingly relevant, Moby-Dick is the novel for our times....Not only is it very funny and very subversive, but it maps out the modern world as if Melville had lived his life in the future…

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Doomed From the Start: Two Decades of Failed American Policy in Afghanistan

September 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring David H. Schanzer, Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom. A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA).…

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Our Misperceptions of Misinformation and Public Understanding of Science

September 29, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Featuring Brian Southwell, Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Health Behavior and Graduate Faculty School of Media and Journalism This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in…

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October 2021

Beowulf by Anonymous – SOLD OUT

October 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring H.M. Cushman, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the first written stories in the English language —As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry…

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Seeking Truth in an Age of Distortion: Navigating America’s “Epistemological Crisis”

October 6, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Alex Worsnip, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Core Faculty, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and…

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Beowulf by Anonymous – SOLD OUT

October 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring H.M. Cushman, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the first written stories in the English language —As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry…

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Social Media and Democracy

October 13, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Daniel Kreiss, Professor of Journalism and Media and Principal Researcher for the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long been our forum for…

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Claude Clegg presents THE BLACK PRESIDENT

October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thursday October 14,2021 - Signing line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm (limited capacity- click here to order your book & reserve your seat) This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person seating and a live stream. Flyleaf will offer seating for up to twenty-five in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. If you preorder a copy through Flyleaf, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats…

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Bland Simpson presents NORTH CAROLINA: LAND OF WATER, LAND OF SKY, with Ann Simpson

October 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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This will be a hybrid event with in-person & virtual options. Flyleaf will offer seating for up to twenty-five in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. If you preorder a copy through Flyleaf, please use your order comments to indicate whether you would like 1-2 seats held for you at the in-person event. We will contact you to confirm the reservation prior to the event. To purchase a copy of the book, visit https://www.flyleafbooks.com/event/simpson-2021 To…

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Teaching “Hard History” in K-12 Education: From Politicization to Reconciliation

October 27, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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featuring Christie Norris, Director of Carolina K-12 This hybrid lecture series will focus on the role of truth and misinformation in society. Lectures will be held 3:30–5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass is available for $80 ($65 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that tradition with five talks that…

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November 2021

The Red and the Black by Stendhal – SOLD OUT

November 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Interim Director, Carolina Public Humanities   Often cited as the first realist novel — portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. —Modern Library Classics —The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with…

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The Red and the Black by Stendhal – SOLD OUT

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Interim Director, Carolina Public Humanities   Often cited as the first realist novel — portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. —Modern Library Classics —The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with…

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Ajax and Philoctetes by Sophocles – SOLD OUT

November 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 7, 2021

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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   One of the world's greatest poets about Ajax: —In Greek tradition, Ajax figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Ajax's suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Ajax's suicide…

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December 2021

Ajax and Philoctetes by Sophocles – SOLD OUT

December 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 7, 2021

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This Great Books class is sold out. Please email human@unc.edu with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist. featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   One of the world's greatest poets about Ajax: —In Greek tradition, Ajax figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Ajax's suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Ajax's suicide…

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February 2022

China

February 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Donald Santacaterina, Doctoral Candidate in Chinese History   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue…

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Mexico

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, Associate Professor of Political Science   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue…

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The Sufferings of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 23, 2022

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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures   One of the most important works of German literature that greatly influenced the rise of the Romantic movement —Based on Goethe’s unrequited love for Charlotte Buff, it is the first great “confessional” novel and turned Goethe into one of the first international literary celebrities. —Gildan Media Corp —Goethe’s themes of unrequited love, the pain of rejection, deepening despair, and their tragic consequences are as relevant today as when…

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Cash Transfers in Africa: A new approach to poverty alleviation?

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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featuring Sudhanshu (Ashu) Handa, Kenan Eminent Professor of Public Policy   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and…

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The Sufferings of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 23, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures   One of the most important works of German literature that greatly influenced the rise of the Romantic movement —Based on Goethe’s unrequited love for Charlotte Buff, it is the first great “confessional” novel and turned Goethe into one of the first international literary celebrities. —Gildan Media Corp —Goethe’s themes of unrequited love, the pain of rejection, deepening despair, and their tragic consequences are as relevant today as when…

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Russia

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that…

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March 2022

Alcestis by Euripides

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics Emeritus   Euripides' earliest surviving classic is a profound meditation on human mortality —Alcestis is a rarity, a tragedy reversed. With typical Euripidean irony, a superman triumphs where a god fails. —Booklist —The theme of Euripides' Alcestis blends the primitive folk-tale of the self-sacrificing bride, Alcestis, and of Heracles' heroic struggles with the ogre Death, with a morality tale of "virtue rewarded," in this case twice rewarded. —Liverpool University Press —One of…

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Ecuador

March 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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featuring Gabriela Valdivia, Professor of Geography and Assistant Dean, Honors Carolina   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,”…

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Japan’s Global Relevance in 2022

March 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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featuring Morgan Pitelka, Professor of History and Professor and Chair of Asian Studies   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in…

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Stephanie DeGooyer, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   A masterpiece of suspense, a classic of nineteenth-century Romanticism and Gothic horror, and the prototype of the science fiction novel —More than 200 years after it was first published, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has stood the test of time as a gothic masterpiece—a classic work of horror that blurs the line between man and monster. —Bantam Classics —Frankenstein is four stories in one: an allegory, a fable, an epistolary novel, and an autobiography,…

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Annie’s Brew: Fiction and Plantation Tourism in Jamaica

March 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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featuring Tanya Shields, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Women's and Gender Studies   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for…

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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featuring Stephanie DeGooyer, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   A masterpiece of suspense, a classic of nineteenth-century Romanticism and Gothic horror, and the prototype of the science fiction novel —More than 200 years after it was first published, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has stood the test of time as a gothic masterpiece—a classic work of horror that blurs the line between man and monster. —Bantam Classics —Frankenstein is four stories in one: an allegory, a fable, an epistolary novel, and an autobiography,…

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Generation Vertigo: Intimate Geopolitics, Youth, and the Future of Territory in Ladakh, India

March 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Sara Smith, Associate Professor of Geography   This hybrid lecture series will travel around the world to explore topics of current interest. Lectures will be held 4:30–6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Your registration fee of $20 ($15 for GAA) lets you attend in person at Flyleaf Books or virtually via Zoom.  A Season Pass to all 8 lectures is available for $120 ($90 GAA). This series has long been our forum for “topics in the news,” and we continue that…

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April 2022

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 13, 2022

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featuring Kimberly J. Stern,  Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland’s greatest writers —Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a lasting gem of sophisticated wit and playfulness, which brings together all the best elements of his talent in a reinterpretation of the Faustian myth. —The Guardian Bookshop —This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 13, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Kimberly J. Stern,  Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature   An astounding novel of decadence, debauchery, and secrecy from one of Ireland’s greatest writers —Oscar Wilde's only full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a lasting gem of sophisticated wit and playfulness, which brings together all the best elements of his talent in a reinterpretation of the Faustian myth. —The Guardian Bookshop —This timeless tale of Gothic horror and fable, reveling in the unabashed hedonism and cynical wit…

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Poems by Robert Frost

April 19 @ 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 26, 2022

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featuring George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus   The only writer in history to have been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes and commonly regarded as America's greatest poet —"Frost has bequeathed to his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding.” —John F. Kennedy —Robert Frost was the most emblematically American of poets, a forthright advocate of both the art and craft of verse who was recognized and cherished as few other…

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Community Book Read and Discussion | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Poems by Robert Frost

April 26 @ 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 26, 2022

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featuring George Lensing, Mann Family Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus   The only writer in history to have been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes and commonly regarded as America's greatest poet —"Frost has bequeathed to his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding.” —John F. Kennedy —Robert Frost was the most emblematically American of poets, a forthright advocate of both the art and craft of verse who was recognized and cherished as few other…

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May 2022

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (select stories)

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 31, 2022

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featuring Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian   Winner of the 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for Translation —A towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative. —Penguin Classics —The Decameron is a joyously comic book that has earned its place in world literature not just because it makes us laugh, but more importantly because it shows us how essential laughter is to the human condition. —W. W. Norton —"The greatest short story collection of all time.”…

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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (select stories)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 31, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
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featuring Maggie Fritz-Morkin, Assistant Professor of Italian   Winner of the 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for Translation —A towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative. —Penguin Classics —The Decameron is a joyously comic book that has earned its place in world literature not just because it makes us laugh, but more importantly because it shows us how essential laughter is to the human condition. —W. W. Norton —"The greatest short story collection of all time.”…

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June 2022

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Geovani Ramirez, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature —Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brilliant of today’s young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful . . . rich with music and picture." —Gwendolyn Books —Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered…

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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Geovani Ramirez, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   Winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature —Sandra Cisneros is one of the most brilliant of today’s young writers. Her work is sensitive, alert, nuanceful . . . rich with music and picture." —Gwendolyn Books —Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children, their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, it has entered…

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September 2022

Walden by Henry David Thoreau *SOLD OUT*

September 6 @ 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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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature —This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the…

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau *SOLD OUT*

September 13 @ 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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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature   One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature —This lyrical yet practical-minded book is at once a record of the 26 months Thoreau spent in withdrawal from society and a declaration of independence from the oppressive mores of the world he left behind. Elegant, witty, and quietly searching, Walden remains the…

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The Oresteia by Aeschylus *SOLD OUT*

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 28, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics   One of the founding documents of Western culture —Far more than the story of murder and vengeance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years.—Everyman's Library —At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of…

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Mike Duncan presents HERO OF TWO WORLDS with Lloyd Kramer *In-person & Virtual*

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Co-sponsored by Flyleaf Books Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Signing Line at 5:00 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.   Few in history can match the revolutionary career of the Marquis de Lafayette. Over fifty incredible years at the heart of the Age of Revolution, he fought courageously on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a soldier,…

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The Oresteia by Aeschylus *SOLD OUT*

September 28 @ 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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*Sold Out* - email human@unc.edu to be added to the waitlist featuring Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics   One of the founding documents of Western culture —Far more than the story of murder and vengeance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years.—Everyman's Library —At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of…

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Climate Change and Biodiversity: How Will Plants and Animals Respond?

September 28 @ 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 Joel G. Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biology This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And please, remember to vote! DATE…

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October 2022

Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 11, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Maximilian Owre, Carolina Public Humanities   Winner of the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature —Djebar's exceptional descriptive powers bring to life the experiences of girls and women caught up in the dual struggle for independence—both their own and Algeria's.—Heinemann Publishing —Fantasia, the first novel in an Algerian quartet, is a tour de force, combining the history of the French conquest of Algeria, told from the French point of view, with the stories of Algerian women, the two joined…

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Productive and Counterproductive Police Reform

October 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 Jeffrey B. Welty, Professor of Public Law and Government This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And please, remember to vote!…

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Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 11, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Maximilian Owre, Carolina Public Humanities   Winner of the 1996 Neustadt International Prize for Literature —Djebar's exceptional descriptive powers bring to life the experiences of girls and women caught up in the dual struggle for independence—both their own and Algeria's.—Heinemann Publishing —Fantasia, the first novel in an Algerian quartet, is a tour de force, combining the history of the French conquest of Algeria, told from the French point of view, with the stories of Algerian women, the two joined…

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Law, Policy, and Politics in the Post-Roe Era

October 12 @ 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 Mary-Rose Papandrea, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And please, remember to vote!…

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Contemporary Wars and America’s Strategic Position in the World

October 19 @ 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 Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Knott Distinguished Visiting Professor of Peace, War, and Defense This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And…

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Immigration Policy and Practice in the US Today

October 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 Kaci Bishop, Clinical Professor of Law This fall promises to be a contentious election season, and our Humanities in Action hybrid lecture series offers six programs focused on topics of critical importance to our country and the world. The last session will feature a community-engaged discussion on the important mid-term state and national elections. Join us in person or tune in from home to become more informed on these vital issues. And please, remember to vote! DATE AND TIME:…

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November 2022

Carolina Public Humanities’ 2022 Mid-Term Election Community Conversation

November 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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Join CPH's Max Owre and a distinguished panel of experts and community leaders for a community conversation about the 2022 Mid-Term Elections. Featuring Dr. Deborah Stroman (UNC), Dr. Jason Roberts (UNC), and Brighton McConnell (WCHL). DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, November 2. 4:30pm-6:00(ish) at Flyleaf Books, in Chapel Hill This event is free and open to the public. In-person attendance is first come, first served.  A recording will be shared to Carolina Public Humanities' YouTube page approximately one week after the…

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The Lais of Marie de France

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until November 14, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring H. M. Cushman, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The medieval antecedents of the modern short story —Marie de France is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais—stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance—are among the finest of the genre. —Penguin Classics —The Lais of Marie de France changed romantic writing forever, challenging social norms and the views of the church during the twelfth century concerning both love and the role…

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The Lais of Marie de France

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until November 14, 2022

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring H. M. Cushman, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature   The medieval antecedents of the modern short story —Marie de France is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais—stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance—are among the finest of the genre. —Penguin Classics —The Lais of Marie de France changed romantic writing forever, challenging social norms and the views of the church during the twelfth century concerning both love and the role…

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Science, Religion, & Modernity

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join podcast host Zachary Davis and scholar Randall Styers for a lively conversation about the unexpected ways in which religion and science have been entangled across time. Featuring: Zachary Davis is the executive producer and host of the “Ministry of Ideas” podcast and vice president for premium content at Himalaya Media. He is a recent graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, where his work focused on intellectual history and philosophy of religion, and he helped to launch “Illuminations,” a limited…

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