2008 Events

Nonfiction Writing Program: Turning the Seams Inside Out: Fun with Conspicuous Editing

Date/Time: Thursday, December 04, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St
Event type: Non-Fiction

Nick van der Kolk, Creator and Senior Producer for alt.NPR's Love and Radio podcast

This event is funded by a Salomon Grant (Dean of the College) and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Nonfiction Writing Program: True Stories

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St
Event type: Non-Fiction

Caroline Dworin Writer, The New York Times

This event is funded by a Salomon Grant (Dean of the College) and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: Literature and Philosophy in Ruins: Lecture Series 2008-2009

Date/Time: Monday, November 10, 2008 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St

Series Organizer: Jacques Khalip, Assistant Professor of English

Ian Baucom, Duke University 
Cicero's Ghost: The Atlantic, the Enemy, and the Laws of War

New Vistas in African American Literary and Cultural Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Louis Chude-Sokei, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Uncanny History of Minstrels and Machines: 1835-1901

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: Literature and Philosophy in Ruins: Lecture Series 2008-2009

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Jacques Khalip, Assistant Professor of English

Mary Favret, Indiana University 
Still Winter Falls

New Vistas in African American Literary and Cultural Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Kevin Bell, University at Albany, State University of New York
Non-cognitive Aspects of the City: Image as Rend in "Still/Here"

New Vistas in African American Literary and Cultural Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Monday, October 06, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
"They Lost Us the Beach": Dorothy West and the Geography of Class

New Vistas in African American Literary and Cultural Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Rolland Murray, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Mark Thompson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
The Critique of Nonviolence: Walter Benjamin, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sovereignty

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: Literature and Philosophy in Ruins: Lecture Series 2008-2009

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St

Series Organizer: Jacques Khalip, Assistant Professor of English

David L. Clark, McMaster University 
Imagining Peace: Kant's Wartime and the Tremulous Body of Philosophy

Symposium: A Hole in the Nation? American Literature After Deleuze

Date/Time: Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Smith Buonanno 106, Pembroke Campus

Speakers:
Branka Arsić, SUNY Albany
David Jarraway, University of Ottawa
Timothy Murphy, University of Oklahoma
A response by Brian Evenson, Brown University Program in Literary Arts, will follow.

Symposium Organizer: Timothy Bewes, Brown University Department of English

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

Representing Rape: Feminist Rules in the Law of War

Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.

Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature and is co-sponsored by Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, the Global Security Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Nonfiction Lecture: Tracy Breton

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.

Tracy Breton, Brown University
A Life of Investigative Journalism

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

Colloquium: Resistances: New Directions in Americal Literary and Cultural Studies

Date/Time: Friday, March 07, 2008 12:00am - Saturday, March 08, 2008 12:00am
Location: John Carter Brown Library and Smith Buonanno 106

The David H. Hirsch Memorial Colloquium in American Literature and Culture
Friday March 7 – John Carter Brown Library
Saturday March 8 – Smith Buonanno 106

This colloquium is made possible by a generous gift from Robert R. and Susan Clark Levine '73.

Savage Dionysus: Anthropology, Anti-Aesthetic Performance, and the Global Fin de Siècle

Date/Time: Monday, March 03, 2008 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, The Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center, 80 Brown St.

Julie Stone Peters, Columbia University

Conference: "Form and Transformation" from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Date/Time: Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Co-sponsored

2008 New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference. Co-sponsored by the English Department.

Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2007-08

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Salomon 001
Event type: Non-Fiction

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Nonfiction Writing Program

Dava Sobel 
Science Narrative: Galileo's Daughter, Longitude
Book signing to follow