Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.

Family Weekend Event: A Pivotal Moment for Women Worldwide

Pop star Beyoncé declares that girls "Run The World" and appears onstage with "Feminist" blazing in 40-foot-lights—but attacks on women's empowerment continue. Nancy Northup'81, P'16, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, will discuss this moment of historic opportunities—and formidable challenges—women are facing today as the U.S. Supreme Court nears its next landmark case on women's rights and the United Nations establishes its next global development agenda. 

Please join the Pembroke Center Associates and Nancy Northup'81, P'16, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, who will share her perspective from the front lines about what the future may hold. 



Friday, October 24, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

(Distributed July 1, 2014)

Inhuman Beauty: Baudelaire's Bad Sex


Elissa Marder, PhD

Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Emory University

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:00 p.m.

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

(Distributed July 1, 2014)

Gender and Sexuality Studies Open House

Monday, November 3, 2014
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Pembroke Hall, 1st Floor
172 Meeting Street

An excellent opportunity for interested undergraduates to speak with professors and current concentrators to learn more about the concentration and course offerings. 

(Distributed June 30, 2014)

Fatigue

The 2015-16 Pembroke Research Seminar will be lead by Joan Copjec, Professor of Modern Culture and Media.  The seminar will explore the historical emergence of fatigue across a number of fields: military history; psychoanalysis; philosophy; neuroscience; social and political theory and history; art, film, and literature; capitalist ideology. Postdoctoral Fellowship applications are now being accepted.  Apply now. 

(Distributed June 30, 2014)

Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty

The 2014-15 Pembroke Research Seminar, led by Marc Redfield, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, focuses on "Aesthetics and the Question of Beauty".  The seminar explores the topic of the beautiful from many disciplinary and discursive perspectives.

(Distributed June 29, 2014)
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