2013 Events

Leela Gandhi, University of Chicago

Date/Time: Monday, December 02, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel​ Chapel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Inconsequence:  Some Little Known Mutinies Around 1946

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2013-14

Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel Chapel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

S.L. Wisenberg, Northwestern University

Cultural Critique/Memoir
Not Me: Creative Nonfiction Without the 'I'

Henry Turner lecture

Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Eduardo Cadava talk

Date/Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Brown Degree Days, “Alumni Writers’ Forum”

Date/Time: Monday, November 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

The Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program, presents an “Alumni Writers’ Forum” on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St. This event will feature writers and editors Sandra Allen '09, Andrew Marantz '06.5, Nathan Schneider '06 and Erica Schwiegershausen '13 who will read from their work and offer their perspectives on attaining careers in nonfiction writing.

Kevin Allison, Stand Up Comics

Date/Time: Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Macmillan Hall, Room 17
Event type: Co-sponsored

Student Activities

New England Medieval Conference

Date/Time: Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:00am - 9:00am
Location: Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Event type: Co-sponsored

Empathy, Antipathy, and Love: Emotions in the Middle Ages

Keynote speaker: Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University

Program in Medieval Studies

Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World Conference

Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:30pm - Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:30pm
Location: John Carter Brown Library, on the Main Green
Event type: Co-sponsored

Joseph Litvak, Tufts University

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street, 3rd floor

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

Workshop: Pressuring the Popular: The Future(s) of Cultural Critique

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305
Event type: Co-sponsored

Co-sponsored event: Mellon Graduate Student

Daphne Brooks, Princeton University

Joseph Litvak Pre-Lecture Movie Screening

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 70 Brown Street, Barker Room 315

In advance of Joseph Litvak's October 23rd lecture, a screening of Scorsese's The King of Comedy will take place in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Barker Room 315, from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm. 

Publishing Research in the Humanities: A Lecture by Ray Ryan

Date/Time: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Ray Ryan, Senior Commissioning Editor for English and American Literature at Cambridge University Press, will present a lecture entitled “Publishing Research in the Humanities” on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Room 315. This talk will address questions such as the “crisis” in academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, the future of the scholarly monograph, and the kinds of research that are most valued in scholarly publishing.

Amitava Kumar lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English at Vassar College, is an award-winning cultural critic and journalist born in Ara, Bihar.

Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Monday, October 07, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Studio 1, 154 Angell Street

Etienne Balibar, University of California, Irvine

Joshua Clover, University of California, Davis

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street, 3rd floor

Fight the Future: Finance, Poetry, Value

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

Nonfiction Writing Program Faculty Reading

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Wilson Hall, Room 102

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

 

Readings by Nonfiction Writing Program Award Winners

Date/Time: Monday, May 06, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown University Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Brown University Bookstore, 244 Thayer Street

Nonfiction Writing Program: Faculty Reading

Date/Time: Saturday, May 04, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Nonfiction Writing Faculty will read from their most recent books. Book signing to follow.

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

Kaja Silverman, University of Pennsylvania

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown Street

The Second Coming

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

Youngju Ryu University of Michigan

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Watson Institute, McKinney Conference Room
Event type: Co-sponsored

Department of East Asian Studies

Watson Institute,
McKinney Conference Room

Graduate Student Symposium

Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Co-sponsored

The Non-State of Queer Theory 

Keynote speaker:  Jose Muñoz, New York University 

Department of American Studies 

Location:  TBA

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Friday, April 05, 2013 7:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Auditorium, Room 101, Main Green

An Evening with Jeff Zimbalist 

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

The Thought of AIDS: The Humanities and the Epidemic (Symposium)

Date/Time: Friday, April 05, 2013 9:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Cogut Center for the Humanities

Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street

Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, April 04, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 2nd floor, 80 Brown Street

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

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

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 174 Meeting Street

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

"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

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

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:00pm - 4:00pm

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. 

English Graduate Student Lecture: Carolyn Dinshaw, New York University

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel, 2nd floor, 80 Brown Street

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. 

Anglophone Atlantic Seminar

Date/Time: Thursday, March 07, 2013 4:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room
Event type: Co-sponsored

The John Carter Brown Library

Brendan McConville, Boston University 

John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room

Roxane Gay, Eastern Illinois University

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 201

Bad Feminist 

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

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

Date/Time: Friday, March 01, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Kooper Studio, Floor 4N, 154 Angell Street

Panelists:
Jay Candelmo '99
Executive, financial services company

Sarah Eron '05
Assistant Professor

Alice Rha '09
Publicist, Publishing