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Faculty Book Talks

The Library invites you to join Pitt faculty authors from various disciplines as they share their research and  discuss their recently published books.
Q & A will follow. Refreshments will be provided. This series is free and open to the public.

Book Talks are held in the Spring and Fall semesters. All talks will be held from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Thornburgh Room on the 1st floor of Hillman Library.


If you're Pitt faculty who has recently published and would like to schedule a book talk for your own publication, 
please contact Heidi Card at heidicard@pitt.edu

 

September 12

Marcus Rediker
The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became The First Revolutionary Abolitionist

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thornburgh Room 1st Floor Hillman Library

In The Fearless Benjamin Lay, renowned historian Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world.

 

October 10

Daniel Balderston
How Borges Wrote

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thornburgh Room 1st Floor Hillman Library

A distinguished poet and essayist and one of the finest writers of short stories in world letters, Jorge Luis Borges deliberately and regularly altered his work by extensive revision. In this volume, renowned Borges scholar Daniel Balderston undertakes to piece together Borges's creative process through the marks he left on paper.

 

November 7

Anthony Infanti
Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thornburgh Room 1st Floor Hillman Library

Could a feminist perspective change the shape of tax laws? By highlighting the importance of perspective, background, and preconceptions on reading and interpreting statutes, this volume shows what a difference feminist analysis can make to statutory interpretation.