FHI Annual Distinguished Lecture: Salman Rushdie, Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World
Now on video: Dean Srinivas Aravamudan introducing Salman Rushdie
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The Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Lecture features distinguished scholars, writers, and artists from around the world. We are pleased to announce that our 2011 Distinguished Lecturer will be Salman Rushdie. Mr. Rushdie’s talk, “Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World,” will be held at 6 PM on April 12, 2011, at Duke's Page Auditorium. Please check back soon for ticketing information.
Mr. Rushdie's visit is jointly hosted by the FHI and Diya, Duke's South Asian Student Association. We are also co-convening an undergraduate reading group (open to all undergraduates) on Rushdie’s most notable writings throughout the Spring semester. Meeting once monthly from January through April, this group will invite Duke administrators and faculty for discussions of Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, and Rushdie’s nonfiction, published interviews, and essays. For more information, please contact shilpi [dot] kumar [at] duke [dot] edu (subject: Rushdie%20reading%20group%20%26%20discussion) (Shilpi Kumar).
At 10 am on Wednesday, April 13, Diya and the FHI will host a discussion with Rushdie dedicated to undergraduates who participated in the reading group, and motivated by the conversations arising from its meetings, including the question, “What does it mean to be South Asian in America?”
These events are made possible by generous support from the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice‐Provost for the Arts, Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education, Center for Philosophy Arts and Literature, Duke Islamic Studies Center, North Carolina Consortium for South Asian Studies, and the John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund. (List updated February 21, 2011)