Laura Murphy, associate professor of English literature at Loyola University New Orleans, will discuss modern slavery.
The discussion is a part of the Discovery and Inspiration: Conversations with Scholars series presented in partnership with the National Humanities Center and the Chapel Hill Public Library.
How do scholars become fascinated by their subjects? What is it like when they make a new discovery? How do the processes of research, analysis, writing, and teaching change their perspectives of the world?
Discovery and Inspiration: Conversations with Scholars explores these questions through a series of public discussions with leading scholars from the National Humanities Center and Brooke Andrade, director of the Center’s library. These informal dialogues will highlight the personal aspects of scholarship—how scholars became interested in specific fields of study, what fuels their passion for their subjects, about the larger questions that intrigue and perplex them, and the influence their scholarship has on their ways of thinking about and living in the world.