Events

Upcoming Events

Branka Arsić Lecture

Date/Time: Monday, March 09, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Branka Arsić, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and Visiting Professor of English at Brown University, will present a lecture titled “Swamps, Leaves, Galls: Thoreau on Disease and Decay” on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm in Brown/RISD Hillel, 2nd fl. This talk traces how, in Thoreau, life is a yielding and fragile force that inexplicably endures in a condition of perpetual convalescence.

Recent Events

Simon Gikandi lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Law's Moving Image: Justice on the Screen

Date/Time: Friday, December 12, 2014 1:00am - 5:00am
Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

 

The Humanities Initiative and the Department of English will present the symposium, “Law’s Moving Image: Justice on the Screen” on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm and Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00-4:00 pm. Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ’62 Center, 75 Waterman St., 2nd floor. Discussion will focus on “Judgment at Nuremberg” and “Hannah Arendt” and will be discursive and interactive.

Bradin Cormack Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Bradin Cormack, Professor of English at Princeton University, will present a lecture on Shakespeare titled “In the Time of Example: Being Unruly in Shakespeare" on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Room 315. Cormack will consider the basic questions, central to any theory of exemplarity, of how cases or examples make knowledge and what, in turn, it is to follow an example into action. “The Merchant of Venice” and “Macbeth” will be among his primary texts.

Mark Feeney talk

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Mark Feeney is a Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic for “The Boston Globe” and writes about art and culture, primarily photography and film. He is currently a Visiting Professor of English in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Brown. Feeney will discuss the creation of a book in a public lecture, “President in the Dark: Writing ‘Nixon at the Movies,’ ” and will demonstrate how he refracts Nixon’s life and career through various Hollywood films and film genres and vice versa.

Doug Anderson talk

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Crystal Parikh lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture: James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly

Date/Time: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: DeCiccio Family Auditorium, College Green

(Political Journalism)
Can Journalism Be Saved?  And Should We Care?

Monique Allwaert, University of Wisconsin

Date/Time: Thursday, April 03, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: TBD

English Graduate Student Lecture: Donna V. Jones, University of California, Berkeley

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel Chapel

Cognition, Neuroscience, and the Arts Conference

Date/Time: Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:45am - 6:00pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus

Bevil Conway, Neuroscience and Visual Art, 
Wellesley College
Alva Noë, Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Alan Richardson, English, Boston College
Rebecca Saxe, Neuroscience, MIT
G. Gabrielle Starr, English, New York University