Event Archive 2009-2010

Thursday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Sharon Marcus '86, Columbia University

Salome and the Drama of Celebrity

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor

Wednesday
October 7
6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

Susan Cheever '65, Writer and Teacher 
The Art of Literary Memoir and Biography 
Smith-Buonanno 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus

 

Monday
October 19
5:30 p.m.

Lecture: Helen Thoreau's Anti-Slavery Scrapbook: Abolitionism and Transcendentalism in Concord, Massachusetts

Lecture by Robert Gross, sponsored by the Howard Foundation. Thursday, October 8, in Pembroke 305.  Cosponsored by the English Department.

 

 
Monday, October 19, 5:30 p.m.

Echoes of War: Biopolitics and Aesthetic Shock in Schiller, Goethe, and Wordsworth

Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate University
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor

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Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

Lecture in Modern Culture & Media

Jeffrey Tucker, University of Rochester
The Necessity of Models, of Alternatives: Samuel R. Delany's Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
135 Thayer Street, Room 102
Co-sponsored by the English Department

 
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

David Shenk '88   
Literary Investigative Journalism 
Smith-Buonanno 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus

 

Monday, November 16, 4:00 p.m.

Nonfiction Writing Program: The Rise of the New Taliban

David Rohde '90, Reporter, The New York Times

List Art Center, Room 120, 64 College St.

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Thursday, November 19, 12:00 p.m.

Lecture in Modern Culture & Media 

Priscilla Wald, Duke University
Human Being after Genocide: Cells, Genes, and Stories
Wilson Hall 101, Main Green
Co-sponsored by the English Department

 
Wednesday, February 24, 11:00 a.m.

Nonfiction Writing Program Author Meet & Greet 

Susan Jane Gilman '86, author
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven 
70 Brown St. Lounge, Rm. 219

Thursday, February 25, 5:30 p.m.

Lecture Series: New Work in Old English

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Bryan, Associate Professor of English

Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
The Figure and the Frame: Reckoning, Representing, and Imagining Time in Anglo-Saxon England
Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature, and co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Medieval Studies


Monday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.

Losing History: Black Culture and the Archive 

Stephen Best, University of California, Berkeley
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor

 
Wednesday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

David Shields '78
Literary Nonfiction: Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
Salomon 001, main green

 

Thursday, March 18, 5:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Lecture

Diana Fuss, Princeton University
Lovers Parting at Sunrise: Roland Barthes and the Modern Aubade 
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Sponsored by the Department of English and the Zucker Family Fund. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Modern Culture & Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, Philosophy, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the LGBTQ Resource Center, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center.

Wednesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m.

Lecture Series: New Work in Old English 

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Bryan, Associate Professor of English

Robert Fulk, Indiana University
Old English and the Powers of Philology: Textual Scholarship on the Margin
Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature, and co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program in Medieval Studies


Wednesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.

"No Fear Lest Dinner Cool": Milton's Housewives and the Politics of Eden

Laura Knoppers, The Pennsylvania State University
Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

 
Thursday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

Mara Liasson '77 
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
NPR National Political Reporting
Salomon 101, main green

Friday, April 9, Noon-2:00 p.m.

What Can I Do With a Degree in English? -- Alumni Perspectives on Life After Brown

70 Brown Street, Room 315
Panel discussion by English concentration alumni, followed by a light luncheon. 
Visit our alumni survey to read many English alumni stories about career paths in fields as diverse as business, education, entertainment, information technology, journalism, law, medicine, and publishing. This Brown Degree Days event is sponsored by the English Department, the Shane Family Program, and the Dean of the College.

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.

Nonfiction Writing Program: Lessons Learnred from Three Decades of Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Walt Bogdanich, Assistant Editor for Investigations, The New York Times
Smith-Buoanno Hall 106
This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Thursday, April 22, 5:00 p.m.

"Some Rousing Motions": The Problem of Anger in Milton's Samson Agonistes

Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

 
Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.

Nonfiction Writing Program: Narrative for Complex Social Issues

Susan Eaton, Research Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor
This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.