Current Events

 

Current Events, 2018-2019

Fall 2018

Tuesday, October 11, 2018
Barbara Cassin, Member, Académie française (Elected, 2018); Director of Research Emerita,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
"Untranslatables as a Method"
6:00pm
Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Pembroke Hall, 305
Free and open to the public.

Monday, October 15, 2018
The Andrea Rosenthal Memorial Lecture 
Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Shore-shaped Story:  How Coast, Colony, and Custom House Conduct Literature"
6:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St 
Open to the public 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Dimitris Vardoulakis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Western Sydney University, Australia
"Authority and Utility in Spinoza: From Epicureanism to Neoliberalism?"

5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street 
Open to the public

Thursday and Friday, November 15-16, 2018
"Forrest Fete: A Two-Day Celebration of poet, translator and Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor Emeritus Forrest Gander"
Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell Street

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Jane Magnusson ('92), Director, with Henrik von Sydow('82), Associate
Bergman: A Year in A Life(2018)
Film screening, Q & A, reception
6:00pm
Granoff Center for the Arts, 154 Angell Street, Martinos Auditorium
Open to the public

Spring 2019 

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
Renren Yang, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University
Talk titled: When a Star Falls from the Milky Way: Screen Mobility, Cynicism, and Han Han’s Celebrity in Post-Socialist China
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda, Postdoctoral Fellow, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
Talk titled: Jus Sanguinis: Blood Transfusions in Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro
5:30 pm
The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister St, Providence, RI
Open to the public
 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019
Pedro Bassoe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, Willamette University
Talk titled: Ohayō (Bom Dia): Representing Immigrant Voices in Japanese-Brazilian Literature
 5:30 pm
The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Anne Rebull, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of China, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Talk titled: Translating Korea to the Chinese Stage: The Politics of Theatrical Adaptation in Tale of Chunxiang
5:30 pm
The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
Ron Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Talk titled: The Artificial Birth of Modern Japanese Literature out of the Spirit of Technology
5:30 pm
The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Reinhard Kuhn Memorial Lecture
Biodun Jeyifo, Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
“Decolonization, with or without the mother tongue: The Blinkards (1915) and Translations (1980)”
5:30 pm
Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Jared Sexton, Professor of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine
"Consumed by Slavery"
6:00 pm
The Brown Faculty Club, 1 Bannister St, Providence, RI
Open to the public

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
Alexis Tadié, Professor of English Literature, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France
"Silent Ruins: Syria in the Eighteenth-Century"
5:30 pm
Location TBA

SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Center of Excellence: Theatre Without Borders
Time is TBA
Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect St, Providence, RI