Event Archive 2012-2013

Fall 2012

Friday-Saturday,
September 21-22, 2012

3:00 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Writing Sex and Other Matters, with Jonathan Goldberg
Renaissance Symposium

Department of Comparative Literature
 
Annmary Brown Memorial, 21 Brown Street


Friday-Saturday,
September 28-29, 2012

4:30 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Music Between Nation and Form:  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the Boundaries of Italianita

Department of Italian Studies

Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street


Friday-Saturday,
October 12-13, 2012


Co-sponsored event:  Defiant Acts:  Questioning Authority in the History of Art and Architecture

Department of History of Art and Architecture

List Art Center, Room 120, 64 College Street
Friday, 5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am


Thursday,
October 18, 2012

6:30 pm

Susan Cheever '65, Adjunct Professor in English

Biography vs. Memoir:  The Dangerous Liaison

Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 80 Brown Street
(Book signing to follow)

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


Friday-Saturday,
October 19-20, 2012

Co-sponsored event:  Ruptures and Transgressions

Department of Hispanic Studies

Friday, 9:00 am - 6:15 pm - John Hay Library
Saturday, 9:30 am - 5:25 pm - Rochambeau House


Saturday,
October 20, 2012

12:00 - 6:00 pm 
TEDx Brown University 2012
Life, Learning, and Liberal Education

Granoff Center
154 Angell Street

Thursday-Saturday, October 25-27, 2012 


Co-sponsored event:  Terror and the Inhuman

Department of Modern Culture and Media

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room, 194 Meeting Street
Thursday, 6:30 pm
Friday, 9:30 am
Saturday, 9:30 am


Tuesday, November 6, 2012
5:30 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Honor with Justice and the Contemporary Indian Women's Movement

Department of American Studies

Wilson Hall, Room 101
75-91 Waterman Street


Wednesday,
November 14, 2012
5:30 pm

Michael Stewart, Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program

Digital Nonfiction: Exploring the Possibilities

Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106,
95 Cushing Street


Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 pm 

Co-sponsored event: The Literary Voice in Black Brazalian Politics

Department of Africana Studies

Churchill House, 155 Angell Street


Tuesday,
November 27, 2012
Close Encounters:
Jazz at the Intersection of Performing and Visual Arts


A masterclass and
performance by internationally renowned pianist JASON MORAN and pioneering drummer
CHARLES HAYNES

Masterclass:  4:00-5:00 pm
Performance:  7:00-8:00 pm

The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium,
154 Angell Street

Sponsored by the Brown University Creative Arts Council and the Departments of English and American Studies.  Co-sponsored by ✥ The Starr Lectureship Fund ✥ Department of Literary Arts ✥ Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America ✥ Department of the History of Art and Architecture ✥ Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies ✥ The Cogut Center for the Humanities ✥ Department of Africana Studies ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30 pm

Andrew Losowsky, journalist, editor, and public artist

Appily Ever After:  How digital platforms are affecting real-world experiences and the stories we tell

Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room
80 Brown Street

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


Monday, December 3, 2012 Close Encounters:
Millennial Poetics from the Neo Garde

A roundtable symposium on newness in American poetry and expressive culture featuring poets Kevin Young,
Evie Shockley, and Terrance Hayes

Roundtable: 6:00-8:00 pm

The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium,
154 Angell Street

Sponsored by the Brown University Creative Arts Council and the Departments of English and American Studies.  Co-sponsored by ✥ The Starr Lectureship Fund ✥ Department of Literary Arts ✥ Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America ✥ Department of the History of Art and Architecture ✥ Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies ✥ The Cogut Center for the Humanities ✥ Department of Africana Studies ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media


Tuesday,
December 4, 2012
Close Encounters:
Soundscapes from Late Jazz


A masterclass featuring pianist and composer VIJAY IYER and hip hop artist MIKE LADD

Masterclass:  6:30-8:00 pm

The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium,
154 Angell Street

Sponsored by the Brown University Creative Arts Council and the Departments of English and American Studies.  Co-sponsored by ✥ The Starr Lectureship Fund ✥ Department of Literary Arts ✥ Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America ✥ Department of the History of Art and Architecture ✥ Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies ✥ The Cogut Center for the Humanities ✥ Department of Africana Studies ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media
Thursday, December 6, 2012
5:30 pm

Jonah Siegel, Rutgers University

Interesting: Desire and the Body of Inspiration

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street,
3rd floor

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


Spring 2013


Wednesday,
January 16,
2013

4:00 pm

Talk: Metaphysical Freedom

James Kuzner, Assistant Professor of English at Case Western University

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.


Wednesday,
January 23, 2013

5:30 pm

Talk: 100 Years of Biopolitics? Shakespeare, Increase, Lucrece

Joseph Campana, Assistant Professor of English at Rice University

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

 

Wednesday,
January 30, 2013

5:30 pm

Talk: Othello's Blackwork

Mimi Yiu, Assistant Professor of English at Georgetown University

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Tuesday,
February 12,
2013

5:00 pm
Mitchell Zuckoff, Boston University

Hiding in Plain Sight:  Finding and Telling True Stories that Other Writers Overlook

NEW LOCATION:
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 201
95 Cushing Street
Pembroke Campus

 

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

 

Event video: Hiding in Plain Sight

Wednesday,
February 13, 2013

5:30 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Mobilizing Performance: Identity and Self-Making in Black Women’s Aesthetic Practices

Michelle Stephens, Rutgers University

Escaping the Frame-Up:  Matching Eyelines and Black Relations in Paul Robeson’s BIG FELLA

Barker Room 31570 Brown Street, 3rd floor

Thursday,
February 14, 2013

4:30 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Anglophone Atlantic Seminar

The John Carter Brown Library

Karen Kupperman, New York University

John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room

Friday,
February 22, 2013

2:00-5:30 pm

The Inevitability of Liberalism?

(Amanda Anderson, Phil Gould, Deak Nabers, and Catherine Gallagher)

Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room
194 Meeting Street

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


Wednesday,
February 27, 2013

5:30 pm
Mark Seltzer, University of California, Los Angeles

The Daily Planet

Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel
80 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.  Co-sponsored by ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture ✥ Cogut Center for the Humanities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

5:30 pm

Isabel Hofmeyr, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Gandhi's Printing Press:  An Experiment in Slow Reading

Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street,
3rd floor


Sponsored by the Department of English and the Brown-India Initiative.


This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature. Co-sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities

Friday,
March 1, 2013

Noon to 2:00 pm

Brown Degree Days: What Can I Do with a Degree in English?  Alumni Perspectives on Life after Brown

Panelists:
Jay Candelmo '99
Executive, financial services company

Sarah Eron '05
Assistant Professor

Alice Rha '09
Publicist, Publishing


Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Kooper Studio, Floor 4N
154 Angell Street

Brown Degree Days is sponsored by the Dean of the College in collaboration with academic departments, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Career Development Center.

 

Event video: Brown Degree Days

Wednesday,
March 6,
2013

6:30 pm
Roxane Gay, Eastern Illinois University

Bad Feminist

New Location:
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 201

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.  Co-Sponsored by ✥ The Department of Literary Arts
Thursday,
March 7, 2013

4:30 pm

Co-sponsored event:  Anglophone Atlantic Seminar

The John Carter Brown Library

Brendan McConville, Boston University

John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room

Wednesday,
March 13, 2013

5:30 pm

English Graduate Student Lecture

Carolyn Dinshaw, New York University

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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

This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the Zucker Family Fund. 

Co-sponsored by ✥ Department of Comparative Literature ✥ Department of History ✥ Department of Modern Culture & Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture ✥ Cogut Center for the Humanities ✥ Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women ✥ Sarah Doyle Women’s Center ✥ Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.


Thursday,
March 21,
2013

NEW TIME
4:00 pm

Jon Mukand, M.D., Ph.D., M.F.A.

Renovating the Brain: Reflections on Disability, Culture & Society

Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown Street

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


Wednesday,
April 3, 2013

5:30 pm
Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

The First Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman '77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

"Is there a future in the past": Eventails de Bosse, Early Modern Engraving and the Judgment of Paris

Karen Newman
Owen Walker Professor of Humanities
Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English

Pembroke Hall, Room 305
174 Meeting Street

Thursday, April 4, 2013

5:30 pm

Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Lisa Lowe, University of Pennsylvania

Sugar, Tea, Opium, and Coolies:  The Intimacies of Four Continents

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

Friday,
April 5, 2013

9:30 am -5:00 pm

Co-sponsored event:  The Thought of AIDS:  The Humanities and the Epidemic (Symposium)

Cogut Center for the Humanities

Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street


Friday,
April 5, 2013

7:00 pm

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture

An Evening with Jeff Zimbalist


Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Auditorium, Room 101, Main Green

Event video: Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time: TBA

Co-sponsored event:  Graduate Student Symposium

The Non-State of Queer Theory

Keynote speaker:  Jose Muñoz, New York University

Department of American Studies

Location:  TBA

Tuesday,
April 23, 2013

4:30 pm

Co-sponsored event: 

Youngju Ryu
University of Michigan

Department of East Asian Studies

Watson Institute,
McKinney Conference Room

Wednesday,
April 24, 2013

5:30 pm

Kaja Silverman, University of Pennsylvania

The Second Coming

Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.  Co-sponsored by ✥ Department of Comparative Literature ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture ✥ Cogut Center for the Humanities


Monday,
May 6, 2013

5:30 pm
Readings by Nonfiction Writing Program Award Winners  

Brown University Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street
Tuesday,
May 7, 2013

6:30 pm
Nonfiction Writing Program Faculty Reading

Location:  Wilson Hall, Room 102

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund.