Event Archive 2007-2008

Thursday, September 27, 5:00 p.m.

Traditore-Traduttore: Treason & Translation at Saint Elizabeth's

 Richard Sieburth, New York University

Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.
Co-sponsored by the Geri Braman Hill Lecture Series and the Literary Arts Program at Brown University, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the departments of Comparative Literature, Italian Studies, Modern Culture & Media and The Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture.

Thursday, October 4, 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Lecture

Lee Edelman, Tufts University
Learning Nothing: Bad Education
List 120, 64 College St.
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Modern Culture and Media and The Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center.


 October 4-7

Conference: Reading Digital Literature

Conference in German Studies.  Co-sponsored by the English Department.

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.

Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2007-08

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Nonfiction Writing Program

 

Thulani Davis, New York University 
On Historical Memoir: My Confederate Kinfolk
Salomon 001

October 18-20

Colloquium: The Flowering of Baudelaire

Hosted by the Cogut Center for the Humanities.


October 20 (with final events on November 16)

Conference: Sonic Focus

Conference in Modern Culture and Media. Co-sponsored by the English Department.

November 9-10

Conference: Theories of the Novel Now

A Conference in Celebration of Forty Years of NOVEL. For more information, see Novel's Conference webpage.

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.

Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2007-08

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Nonfiction Writing Program

 

Scott Russell Sanders '67, Indiana University 
On Personal Nonfiction: The Paradise of Bombs, A Private History of Awe
Salomon 001

Thursday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

D.A. Miller 
From style to virtuosity: Fellini's 8 1/2
Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture & Media and The Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, and the Department of English.

Tuesday, December 4, 4:00 p.m.

Nonfiction Lecture: Jimmie Briggs

Jimmie Briggs
Covering the Legacy of War
Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English. Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies Department and Rites and Reason Theatre, the Watson Institute for International Studies, and the Third World Center.

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.

Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2007-08

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Nonfiction Writing Program

 

Dava Sobel 
Science Narrative: Galileo's Daughter, Longitude
Salomon 001
Book signing to follow

 Saturday, March 1

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

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

Monday, March 3, 5 p.m.

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

Julie Stone Peters, Columbia University
Brown/RISD Hillel
The Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center 
80 Brown St.

March 7 – March 8

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

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.


Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.

Nonfiction Lecture: Tracy Breton

Tracy Breton, Brown University
A Life of Investigative Journalism
Brown/RISD Hillel
80 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English.

Thursday, March 13, 5:00 p.m.

Representing Rape: Feminist Rules in the Law of War

 Janet Halley, Harvard Law School

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.
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

Friday, April 4, 5:00 p.m.

What Can I Do With a Degree in English? Alumni Perspectives on Life After Brown

Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall
Panel discussion by English concentration alumni, followed by a reception.
Sponsored by the English Department and the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Tuesday, April 8, 5:00 p.m.

Dialogue of Skin and Skull in Holbein and Hamlet

Gail Kern Paster, Director, Folger Shakespeare Library

Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature and is co-sponsored by the Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

Wednesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m.

Nonfiction Lecture: Chet Raymo

Chet Raymo, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Stonehill College
Writing about Science and Nature
Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St.
This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and is sponsored by the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English.

Monday, April 21, 5:00 p.m.

The Late Althusser: Philosophy of the Void or Materialism of the Encounter 

 Warren Montag, Occidental College

Barker Presentation Room 315 
70 Brown St.
Sponsored by the Deparment of Modern Culture and Media. Co-sponsored by the English Department

Tuesday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.

Nonfiction Lecture: Dan Barry

Dan Barry, New York Times Columnist, memoir writer, and former Providence Journal reporter
Writing About People and Place
Barker Presentation Room 315, 70 Brown St.
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.

Thursday and Friday, April 24-25

Conference: The Demon of Melancholy: Genealogies, Modernities

Conference in French Studies with Art Historian Christine Ross. Cosponsored by the English Department.

Monday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2007-08

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Director, Nonfiction Writing Program

Davis Guggenheim '86 
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
On Film Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth
Salomon 101