2011 Events

The Touring Machine

Date/Time: Thursday, December 01, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Frederick Moten, Duke University

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

The Poetics of Decision: Yeats, Benjamin and Schmitt

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

David Lloyd, University of Southern California

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

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Non-Fiction

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)

The 21st Century American International Novel: A Brief History

Date/Time: Thursday, November 03, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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

The Political Novel of Ideas

Date/Time: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Amanda Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University

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

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Irene Tucker, University of California, Irvine

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

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

Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Axel Nesme, Université de Lyon-2

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

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Non-Fiction

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.

 

Symposium: Reading Race Today

Date/Time: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Speakers:

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture Speaker: Curt Ellis

Date/Time: Friday, April 08, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Stuart Theatre, Waterman St.

Film documentarian on environmental economic issues

Nonfiction Writing Program: Science Writers' Panel

Date/Time: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:30am - 6:30am
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Event type: Non-Fiction

Brown Degree Days

Rachel Aviv, '04
Molly Birnbaum, '05
Casey Schwartz, '04

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English. Co-sponsored by the Dean of the College, Committee on Science and Technology Studies, and the Public Health Program.

Talk: "Devotion and Defacement: Children Writing in Books, Medieval to Modern"

Date/Time: Monday, February 14, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Seth Lerer, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego 

Talk: "Milton's Stub, Crashaw's Paps"

Date/Time: Monday, February 07, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Richard Rambuss, Professor of English and Chair at Emory University

Ariel Sabar, '93

Date/Time: Thursday, February 03, 2011 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

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