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Consumptive Chic

CONSUMPTIVE CHIC: A HISTORY OF BEAUTY, FASHION, AND DISEASE Dr. Carolyn A. Day Long before “heroin chic” made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty […]

Newly Added Audiobooks

The Furman University Libraries have a growing collection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles on CD. This collection is located to the left of the Circulation Desk in the James B. Duke Library. New additions to the audiobook collection include the following titles: The Hazel Wood : a novel There your heart lies : a […]

Don’t Blink

DON’T BLINK Matt Olson, co-founder and leader of the Unhinged Sextet and professor of music at Furman Unhinged Sextet, a jazz ensemble comprised of six leading jazz educators from across the United States, is dedicated to recording the original compositions of its members. They released their second recording, “Don’t Blink,” in August 2017, on OA2 Records, a Seattle record label. Like their first recording, “Clarity,” “Don’t […]

The World is on Fire

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE Dr. Joni Tevis Joni Tevis’ The World is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse is a nonfiction book about living in a haunted world. Its essays draw on material gathered from her trips to San Jose, California, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Cave of the […]

New Books on Display

A selection of new books is currently on display in the James B. Duke Library. Titles include: How to stop time The end of Eddy Checked The last equation of Isaac Severy : a novel in clues The secret books Good guys Girls burn brighter Men and apparitions : a novel Gun love : a […]

Library Hours During MayX

Library hours during MayX are as follows: Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 […]

Spring Interim Hours

Spring Interim hours for the James B. Duke Library are as follows: Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm Noon-5pm 1pm-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm  

American Hookup

American Hookup – CLP WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 – 8pm WHERE: Blackwell Field Lawn Area, Trone Student Center Watkins Room This event will be a lecture by Lisa Wade (PhD, Occidental College). Wade will discuss her recent book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Norton). American Hookup examines contemporary sexual […]

ILL and PASCAL Deadlines

Classes end April 24th! 4/17/18 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music scores 4/23/18 – the last day to submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles These deadlines apply only to those items needed before the end of Spring term. Requests submitted after these deadlines will be addressed […]

I Love You for Yourself: CLP

CLP: Princeton’s Alexander Nehamas on Love and Friendship Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 5 – 6:30pm Johns Hall 101 This lecture, entitled “Metaphors in Life: ‘I Love You for Yourself,’” will be part of the Tocqueville Program’s lecture series on “Love, Friendship, and Politics.” In it, one of the nation’s most distinguished philosophers will examine what […]