Events Archive

John Eligon talk

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Workshop on Displacement and the Making of the Modern World

Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2017 12:00am - Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:00am

The modern world can be seen as a triumph of enlightenment thought, of scientific progress, and of collective endeavor for the betterment of human kind. The modern world is also a result of massive ...

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture: Ezra Edelman

Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Oscar-winning director Ezra Edelman will deliver the 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture. Edelman directed the 2016 five-part documentary "O.J.: Made In America," for which he earned an Academy Award. He also co-produced the documentary "Cutie and the Boxer," a profile of a 40-year-old New York couple that was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. Edelman's lecture will precede a presentation of the 17th Annual Casey Shearer Memorial Awards for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction.

English Concentration Declaration Day!

Date/Time: Friday, April 07, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual English Concentration Declaration Day, hosted by the English Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG)! This welcoming ceremony for newly declared ...

Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump with NPR's Corey Flintoff

Date/Time: Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Event type: Co-sponsored

NPR correspondent Corey Flintoff spent four years as NPR's bureau chief in Moscow, where he reported as Russian President Vladimir Putin cracked down on dissent, seized Crimea, and led Russia into war in eastern Ukraine. Since his recent return to the U.S., Flintoff has been following the revelations of the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and what that could mean for the future of relations between two of the world's most potently armed nations.

The Disappearance of Things/The City as Archive

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Event type: Co-sponsored

Naiza Khan and Bani Abidi are two of the most important multi-media artists from Pakistan, and their work on the city of Karachi interrogates both the sensory scale of the South Asian city, as well as its historical and political conflicts.

Alumnae Writers' Forum, Writing Diversity Lecture Series 2016-17

Date/Time: Monday, March 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center
Event type: Nonfiction

 

The Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program, presents an “Alumnae Writers’ Forum” on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ’62 Center, 75 Waterman St. This event will feature teacher Sara Mann '10; science writer Jean Hazel Mendoza '12; media writer Doreen St. Felix '14; and writer and editor Dayna Tortorici ’11 who will read from their work and talk about post-graduation careers for writers.

Board Games with the English DUG

Date/Time: Friday, March 17, 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 ...

Emily Steinlight lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

CANCELLED

David Shields, Writing Diversity Series

Date/Time: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

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.

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

 

English Concentration Open House

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Join the English DUG for an afternoon of mingling with literary-minded students and English Department faculty members. Drop by anytime to partake of tea, coffee, and cookies and ask questions about ...

The Vietnam War: Our Veterans' Stories

Date/Time: Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Nonfiction

Professor Beth Taylor, Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program, moderates a panel of alumni veterans and family who discuss their memories from the Vietnam War. This event is sponsored by the Brown University Library, Brown Alumni Association, and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

 



Brown Pecha Kucha Night

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come and experience Brown University's first Pecha Kucha night organized by your fellow students! Pecha Kucha is a worldwide cultural event where students will present their work and ideas in presentations ...

Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare’s Globe

Date/Time: Sunday, May 01, 2016 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Excerpts from the plays, songs mentioned in them, and other Elizabethan music will be performed on period instruments and with historic pronunciation. Presented by St. Stephen’s Church and Brown University ...

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

Date/Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm

"First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library," is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to commemorate ...

Teaching Shakespeare Workshop

Date/Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm

Brown University, The English-Speaking Union and the Folger Shakespeare Library invite secondary teachers to a dynamic, up-on-your-feet workshop on teaching Shakespeare’s language, the First Folio ...

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

Date/Time: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00pm - 8:00pm

"First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library," is a national traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, to commemorate ...

William Rashbaum

Date/Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Veteran “New York Times” reporter, William Rashbaum, will talk about covering the police and other criminal justice issues on Friday, April 22, 2016, from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Department of English, Room 130. This talk will take place during Tracy Breton’s Nonfiction Writing class, ENGL 1160F, Reporting Crime and Justice.

Collaborative Degree Day

Date/Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Comparative Literature, English, and Literary Arts alumni will be speaking with Brown students about career opportunities post-graduation. There will be free pizza and time for discussion at Flatbread ...