Archive of Book Talks at Olin Library

Olin Book Talks

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

Watch Prof. Baptist’s book talk on YouTube (60 minutes)

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

Watch Prof. Cohn's book talk on YouTube (55 min.)

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.

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 20, 2016 at 4:30pm
Olin Library, Room 107

Watch Prof. Migiel's book talk on YouTube (58 min.)

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 Cover

Adam Seth Levine 
Government

American Insecurity: Why our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction (Princeton University Press, 2015)

Thursday, September 10, 2015
107 Olin Library, 4:30pm

Adam Seth Levine screenshotWatch a video of Prof. Levine’s book talk (30 minutes)

 

 

 

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

Cornell Chronicle Review

Winner of two American Political Science Association Awards: the 2016 Experimental Research Section Award for Best Book and the Political Communication Section's 2016 Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper in Political Communications Award.

Jonathan Culler Book Cover

Jonathan D. Culler
Class of 1916 Professor of English (English & Comparative Literature)

Theory of the Lyric (Harvard University Press, June 2015)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

Jonathan Culler screenshotWatch a video of Prof. Culler’s book talk (54 minutes)

 

 

 

Find this title on the shelf: Olin Library PN1356 .C845 2015 and New & Noteworthy Books.
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or read it 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, 2015
107 Olin Library, 4:30 pm

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

 

 

 

Find this title on the shelf: Olin Library New & Noteworthy Books.
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