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Revisit Spring 2018!

May 16, 2018

Thank you to the panelists, partners, community members, and Duke faculty, staff, and students who made Spring 2018 a success at FSP!

Over the summer, check our online calendar to find out what we have cooking for the Fall (we'll be adding new events closer to the start of the semester). Find a complete list of our programs, both recent and ongoing, in our Archive. Browse videos on our Youtube channel and subscribe to receive alerts when we post new recordings. As always, stay in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.

Semester Review

The Story of Durham’s African American Quilt Circle  UNSUITABLE #19: Queer Romance Goes Mainstream Bits of Borno with Fati Abubakar FSP@PPG: Creative Responses to the Threat of Nuclear War  The Struggle for EqualityiIn Global Women's Soccer Eugene Chadbourne's Dreamory Pharoahe Monch’s PTSD: Hip-Hop, Black Men, and Mental Health The Hip Hop South: A Conversation with Regina N. Bradley Seeing Black Panther IN/VISIBLE WOUNDS: Representation and Disability Alsarah and Saba Taj Emeline Michel: The Music of Hispaniola Taking Down the Monuments Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability Image Map


Revisit Some Highlights!

Events on African-American Live and Art

Events on African-American Life and Art

We talked with the Nasher's Trevor Schoonmaker about the Prospect New Orleans art exhibit. We pondered the art and design of the Black Panther film and explored the life of choreographer-activist Katherine Dunham. At the Hayti Heritage Center, we celebrated new fiction by Dr. Regina Bradley and the 20th anniversary of the African American Quilt Circle of Durham.


The Series on Translation

The Series on Translation

Elena Langdon and Maha El-Metwally explained what it takes to be an effective translator in a refugee camp or a doctor's office. Erin Lyons roadmapped the difficulties of medical translation across genre. Lisa Dillman dived into the trials and rewards of literary translation and writer-translator collaboration.


Symposium on Women's Soccer

One-Day Symposium on Women's Soccer

Coaches, former players, activists, and scholars, joined by a sports agent and a sports writer, charted the path of women's soccer in the U.S. and chronicled the very real struggles that women players around the world still face today.


The Unsuitable Series

The Unsuitable Series

We heard from publicist Caroline Perny and African-American inspirational historical romance writer Piper Huguley. Damon Suede discussed why queer romance matters — now more than ever. Barbara Claypole White teased out the differences between Romance and Women's Fiction. Erin Gloria Ryan and Charlotte Sussman examined popular fiction's longstanding fascination with rape.


Black Atlantic

Arts and Context, a Collaboration with Duke Performances

The Black Atlantic music festival was a resounding success. In addition to the nightly performances, DP and FSP hosted a public conversation with Alsarah and Saba Taj on music, diaspora, and activism. Emeline Michel and Joan Soriano recounted their musical journeys. Michael Veal spoke with Ned Sublette about the global trajectories of African rhythms and dance and their transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean.



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