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The Olin Book Talks series is part of the Cornell University Library’s “Chats in the Stacks” program. Olin Book Talks feature the latest in Cornell humanities and social science scholarship, as Cornell faculty members read from their recent publications and answer questions from their audience. Looking for the Library-wide “Chats in the Stacks” program?

Spring 2016 Olin Book Talks Schedule

Edward E. Baptist
History
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books, Sept., 2014)
Winner of the 2015 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism and the 2015 Avery O. Craven OAH Award

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 4:30pm
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

Find it on the shelf in Olin's New & Noteworthy Books, Non-Fiction section (but first, check to see if it has been signed out) or read it online

 

 

Elisha J. Cohn
English
Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel
(Oxford University Press, December 2015)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:30pm
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

 

Find this book on the shelf in Olin Library's New & Noteworthy Books, Non-Fiction section.
But first, check to see if it has been signed out.

Soon to be available as an ebook.

 

Lucinda Ramberg
Anthropology and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion (Duke University Press Books, September 2014)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:30pm

Olin Library, Room 107

 

Find it on the shelf in the Kroch Asia Library:
BL1237.D48 R3635 2014
But first, check to see if it has been signed out

or read it online.

 

Marilyn Migiel
Romance Studies
The Ethical Dimension of the 'Decameron' (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; September, 2015)
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:30pm

Olin Library, Room 107

 

Find this book on the shelf in Olin Library's New & Noteworthy Books, Non-Fiction section. But first, check to see if it has been signed out.

or read it online.

 

 


Fall 2015 Olin Book Talks Schedule

 

 

Adam Levine Book CoverAdam Seth Levine 
Government
American Insecurity: Why our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
(Princeton University Press, 2015)
Thursday, September 10
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:
HC106.83 .L49 2015
(but first, check to see if it has been checked out)

Cornell Chronicle Review

 

 

Jonathan Culler Book CoverJonathan D. Culler, Class of 1916 Professor of English (English & Comparative Literature)
Theory of the Lyric (Harvard University Press, June 2015)
Wednesday, October 7
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm
Jonathan Culler screenshotWatch a video of Prof. Culler’s book talk (54 minutes)

 

 

 

Find it on the shelf: Olin Library PN1356 .C845 2015 and New & Noteworthy Books (but first, check to see if it's checked out)
or online

Cornell Daily Sun coverage
Cornell Chronicle Book Review

 


Chiara Formichi

Shi'ism in South East Asia: 'Alid Piety and Sectarian Constructions
(Hurst/Oxford University Press, November 2015)
Wednesday, November 4
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

Chiara Formichi delivers book talkWatch a video of Prof. Formichi’s Book Talk (53 minutes)

 

 

 

Find it on the shelf: Olin Library New & Noteworthy Books (but first, check to see if it's checked out)

 


Previous Olin Book Talks:

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

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