Upcoming Events

Gina Rodriguez-Drix, Writing Diversity Series

Date/Time: Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House
Event type: Nonfiction


Gina Rodriguez-Drix, ’08.5, writer, performer, birth worker, and arts administrator, will discuss "The Subversive Tools We Carry: Writing from the intersection of cultural production and reproductive justice" on February 27, 5:30 pm, in the George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House, 155 Angell St. Her talk will explore writing as a tool of resilience in times of tyranny, the art(ists) at stake, and the role of reproductive justice in a changing cultural and political landscape.

Recent Events

Word Games with the English DUG!

Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Do you think you can beat an English concentrator in a game of Scrabble? Come find out! Join the English DUG for an afternoon filled with wordy board games on Friday, February 24, from 2-4 p.m. in the ...

Brent Edwards lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Brent Edwards, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will present a lecture titled, “The Origins of Jazz and the Ends of Jazz Writing” on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 in Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor. He is author of “The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism” (2003) as well as the forthcoming book “Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination” (2017).

Lecture by Professor Tamar Katz

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies "City Time: Nella Larsen's Rooms" Tamar Katz Associate Professor of English, Associate Professor of ...

Jonathan Culler lecture

Date/Time: Monday, November 21, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Margo Crawford lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Margo Crawford, Associate Professor of African American literature, global black studies, and radical black feminism, Department of English, Cornell University, will present a lecture entitled "Is the 'Black' in Black Diaspora the 'Black' in Black Abstraction?" on November 9, 5:30 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Rm. 106. This lecture looks at how unexpected moves to black abstraction, during the 1960s and 70s black freedom struggles, anticipated contemporary theories and practices of the diaspora.

Writing Race and Education History on the Web: Three Digital Book Projects

Date/Time: Friday, November 04, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Rockefeller Library - Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab

This panel contrasts how three historians of race and education are authoring digital book on the web, which raises provocative questions about the future of scholarly communication. Ansley Erickson ...

Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Writing Diversity lecture series

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction


English and Medieval Studies DUGs Halloween Soiree

Date/Time: Monday, October 31, 2016 4:30pm - 7:00pm

English and Medieval Studies DUGs 2nd Annual Halloween Soiree at the Annmary Brown Memorial. There will be readings from tales of horror and the supernatural by Brown professors, a performance by the ...

Saree Makdisi lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Ted Gup, Writing Diversity lecture series

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction