Archives, Exhibits, and Literature Dialogue

March 20, -
Speaker(s): Emma Bond, Max Czollek, Annette Josep-Gabriel, Felwine Sarr
Two Duke faculty, Annette Joseph-Gabriel and Felwine Sarr, and two visitors, Emma Bond and Max Czollek, will examine the intersections, problems, and productive intersections between archives, exhibits, and literature.

Emma Bond is Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies at Oxford University. She has published widely on border and migration literatures and transnational studies. Her third monograph, Curating Worlds: Museum Practices in Contemporary Literature is forthcoming (Northwestern University Press, 2024).

Max Czollek is a poet, curator, political scientist, and stage performer. He received his doctorate from the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism at the Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin and is well known for his theatrical and essayistic work surrounding memory culture, integration, and Jewish identity in post-war Germany. He is the author of Desintegriert euch! (De-integrate! A Jewish Survival Guide for the 21st Century trans. Jon Cho-Polizzi), among many other works.

Annette Joseph-Gabriel is Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Her areas of expertise include Black women's writings, anticolonial activism, and slavery in the French Atlantic. She is the author of Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire (2020) and her new project, Enslaved Childhoods: Survival and Storytelling in the Atlantic World (under contract), examines what writings by enslaved children can teach us about how to tell stories about difficult pasts.

Felwine Sarr is a humanist, philosopher, economist, and musician and the Anne-Marie Bryan Chair in French and Francophone Studies at Duke University. He is the author of Afrotopia, among many other scholarly and creative works. Well-known for his groundbreaking report "The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage: Toward a New Relational Ethics," Sarr taught at the University of Gaston-Berger in Saint Louis, Senegal, where he was previously dean of its Economics and Management department.

Co-sponsored by Duke's Center for Jewish Studies; David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library; German Studies; Romance Studies; Global Jewish Modernism Lab.

Global Jewish Modernism


Center for Jewish Studies; David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Duke University Middle East Studies Center; Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI); German Studies; Humanities Unbounded; Nasher Museum of Art; Romance Studies