Event Archive 2011-2012

Wednesday,
October 5, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

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

 

A. J. Jacobs ’90 (Personal Journalism) 
My Life as an Experiment:  I came, I saw, I became part of the story.

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Thursday,
October 13, 2011
12:00-1:30 p.m.

“Ulalume”: Poe’s Elegy on the Death of Interpretation

Axel Nesme, Université de Lyon-2

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Department of English.

Wednesday,
October 19, 2011
5:30 p.m.

Before Racial Construction: Kant, Dermatology and the Racialization of Skin

Irene Tucker, University of California, Irvine

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Monday,
October 24, 2011
5:30 p.m.

The Political Novel of Ideas

Amanda Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street


Thursday,
November 3, 2011
5:30 p.m.

The 21st Century American International Novel: A Brief History

Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Wednesday,
November 9, 2011
6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12 

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

 Brown Emerging Writers' panel 
Kevin Roose '09 (Cultural Analysis)
Lindsay Harrison '08 (Memoir)
Brian Christian '06 (Science/Culture)

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Thursday,
November 10, 2011
5:30 p.m.

The Poetics of Decision: Yeats, Benjamin and Schmitt

David Lloyd, University of Southern California

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Thursday,
December 1, 2011
5:30 p.m.

The Touring Machine

Frederick Moten, Duke University

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Monday,
January 23, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Talk: Visualizing in Black Print: The Brookly Correspondence of William J. Wilson AKA 'Ethiop'

Radiclani Clytus, Assistant Professor of English at Tufts University 

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Monday,
January 30, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Talk: the Law Is Your Mother: Animal Metaphor and Reproduction in Law and the Literary Imagination of Zora Neale Hurston

Zakiyyah Jackson, University of California, Berkeley
Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Monday,
February 6, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Talk: "You've Become So... American": The Post-9/11 Turn in African American Literature

Erica Edwards, Assistant Professor of English at the 
University of California, Riverside 

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Monday,
February 13, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

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

David Rohde ’90 (Investigative Journalism) 
The Art of Reporting:  From investigative stories to columns, the irreplaceable value of 'ground truth.' 

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Monday,
March 5, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Samson Uncircumcised

Jonathan Goldberg, Emory University


Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor 

Tuesday,
March 20, 2012
5:30 p.m.

The Axial Age of Poetry

Lecture Canceled
Christopher Nealon, The Johns Hopkins University

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Monday,
April 9, 2012
5:00 p.m.

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Mark Hansen, Duke University
"Recorded Future?: Temporal Analytics and 21st Century Media"

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Tuesday,
April 17, 2012
4:00 p.m.

New Lecture Date
Andre Dubus, III

'Townie': A Memoir

 Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Center for Race and Ethnicity. Co-sponsored by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Monday,
May 7, 2012
6:30 p.m.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

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

 Pico Iyer
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
Writing--and Rewriting--Our New Global Swirl

Location: Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street