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Welcome to TikTok's 'girl' cinematic universe

Our social media feeds are full of "girl math," "girl dinner" and the "strawberry girl." Why is every recent TikTok trend based on girls – especially given the cancellation of “girlboss” just a few years ago? 

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Peripheries and parallels: A conversation with 2018 Goncourt Prize Laureate Nicolas Mathieu

On Sept. 13, the Duke Department of Romance Studies hosted Nicolas Mathieu, winner of the 2018 Prix Goncourt (Goncourt Prize) for his novel “And Their Children After Them” (“Leurs Enfants Après Eux”), for a round-table conversation. The Prix Goncourt, often considered the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, includes such past winners as Marcel Proust, Simone de Beauvoir and Marguerite Duras.