2009 Events

Lecture in Modern Culture & Media

Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: Wilson Hall 101, Main Green
Event type: Co-sponsored

Priscilla Wald, Duke University
Human Being after Genocide: Cells, Genes, and Stories

Co-sponsored by the English Department

Nonfiction Writing Program: The Rise of the New Taliban

Date/Time: Monday, November 16, 2009 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: List Art Center, Room 120, 64 College St.

David Rohde '90, Reporter, The New York Times

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

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus
Event type: Non-Fiction

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

David Shenk '88   
Literary Investigative Journalism 

Lecture in Modern Culture & Media

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: 135 Thayer Street, Room 102
Event type: Co-sponsored

Jeffrey Tucker, University of Rochester
The Necessity of Models, of Alternatives: Samuel R. Delany's Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Co-sponsored by the English Department

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

Date/Time: Monday, October 19, 2009 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor

Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate University

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

Date/Time: Monday, October 19, 2009 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Pembroke 305

Lecture by Robert Gross, sponsored by the Howard Foundation. Cosponsored by the English Department.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus
Event type: Non-Fiction

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

Susan Cheever '65, Writer and Teacher 
The Art of Literary Memoir and Biography 

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, September 24, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor

Sharon Marcus '86, Columbia University

Salome and the Drama of Celebrity

Talk: Baldwin's Sissy Heroics

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 2009 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Marlon Ross, Professor of English, University of Virginia

Readings by Nonfiction Writing Program Award Winners 2008-2009

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Brown Bookstore

Casey Shearer Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction:

1st Place: Kevin B. Roose, The Workers are Few, from The Unlikely Disciple
2nd Place: Noam Dorr, Wouldn't It
Honorable Mention: Sandra E. Allen, The Problem With the Writer
Honorable Mention: Rachel Z. Arndt, So Much Can Happen When You Don't Speak the Language

Barbara Banks Brodsky Prize for Excellence in Real World Writing: 

Sandra E. Allen, A Story About Bobby

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Leo Bersani, UC Berkeley
Ardent Masturbation (Descartes, Freud, et al.)

Talk: "The Cry of My People": Voicing Against the Grain of Orality

Date/Time: Monday, April 13, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Aldon Lynn Nielsen, George and Barbara Kelly Professor in American Literature, Pennsylvania State University

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

Date/Time: Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

Series Organizer: Jacques Khalip, Assistant Professor of English

Elaine Scarry, Harvard University
The Soldier's Dissent in Homer and Hobbes

Talk: Thick Love: The Double Helix of Eros and Thanatos in Beloved

Date/Time: Monday, March 16, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Abdul JanMohamed, Professor of English and African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Nonfiction Writing Program: At the End of the Road: Reporting in the Seams

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

C.J. Chivers
Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times

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

Graduate Student Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, March 05, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

Bill Brown, University of Chicago
Subjects & Objects, Words & Things (Notes on Philip K. Dick)

 Sponsored by the Department of English and the Zucker Family Fund. Co-sponsored by the Departments of American Civilization, Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, and Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.

Clones, Chimeras, and Other Creatures of the Biotech Revolution: Towards a Genomic Mythology

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Priscilla Wald, Duke University

This lecture is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature

New Scholarship in Early Modern Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Series Organizer: Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English

Elliott Visconsi, Yale University
The Literary Invention of the First Amendment

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature and co-sponsored by the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

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

Date/Time: Monday, February 09, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St

Series Organizer: Jacques Khalip, Assistant Professor of English

Paul Saint-Amour, University of Pennsylvania 
Peace, Prophecy, and Critical Futurities in Joyce and Beyond

New Scholarship in Early Modern Studies: Lecture Series 2008-09

Date/Time: Thursday, February 05, 2009 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St

Series Organizer: Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English

Jessica Wolfe, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapman's Ironic Homer

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature and co-sponsored by the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.