2016 Events

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 ...

Kate Buford Master Class

Date/Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Professional biographer Kate Buford will offer a master class as part of Carol DeBoer-Langworthy’s Biography course ENGL1190C, April 21, 1-2:20 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall, Rm. 206. Buford will discuss her award-winning “Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe” to illustrate the craft of telling a complicated life. Thorpe (1887-1953) was the greatest multi-sport athlete of modern times at the dawn of American organized sports. This event is open to the campus community.

Neelam Srivastava talk

Date/Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 

Mark McGurl lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Mark McGurl, Professor of English, Stanford University, is author of the acclaimed books “The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing” and “The Novel Art: Elevations of American Fiction after Henry James.” His lecture assesses what it means to think of the rise of Amazon.com as a signal event in recent literary history. Through this framework, McGurl considers the interplay between media technology, market forces, and literature.

Shakespeare Film Festival

Date/Time: Sunday, April 17, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Shakespeare Film Festival presents “Coriolanus,” dir. Ralph Fiennes (2011), on Sunday, April 17, at 7 pm, in Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street. Starring in the title role ...

International Conference on Rape and War

Date/Time: Friday, April 15, 2016 1:45pm - 5:15pm

Friday April 15- 1:45pm-5:30pm Saturday April 16- 9am-4:30pm Pembroke Hall 305 172 Meeting Street, Providence Please see the Pembroke Center website for a detailed schedule. This two day conference ...

Opening Panel & Reception: The First Folio: 1623 and today

Date/Time: Monday, April 11, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Opening Panel & Reception for the exhibit "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library." Distinguished scholars and directors explain why the First ...

Shakespeare Film Festival

Date/Time: Sunday, April 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Shakespeare Film Festival presents “Titus Andronicus,” dir. Julie Taymor (1999), on Sunday, April 10, at 7 pm in Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street. Anthony Hopkins stars ...

A Reading by Christina Crosby, Ph.D.’82 from her memoir, "A Body, Undone: Living on after Great Pain"

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Christina Crosby received her PhD in English from Brown University in 1982, and has worked at Wesleyan University since 1982, where she is Professor of English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ...

Anne-Lise François Lecture

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

 

Anne-Lise François, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UC, Berkeley, will present a lecture entitled “‘In the cowslips peeps I lye’: Rousseau, Clare, Climate Change and Telling the Time of Day” on March 21, 5:30 pm, Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106. The talk asks what Romantic-period botanical writings can contribute to contemporary phenological study at a time when catastrophic climate change means the dissociation of former synchronies between pollinators and flowering plants.

Douglas Mao Lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Shakespeare Film Festival

Date/Time: Sunday, March 13, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Shakespeare Film Festival presents “Othello,” dir. Janet Suzman (1987), on Sunday, March 13, at 7:00 pm in Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street. Starring noted South African ...

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Shakespeare Film Festival

Date/Time: Sunday, March 06, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shakespeare Film Festival presents its first screening: “Throne of Blood,” dir. Akira Kurosawa (1957), on Sunday, March 6, 7:00 pm in Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street. The ...

Nonfiction Writing Program, Faculty Reading

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Works in Progress: A Reading and Talkback with the Nonfiction Writing Faculty The Department of English invites the community to a reading and talkback by four members of its Nonfiction Writing Program on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 pm, in Wilson Hall, Room 102. Nonfiction faculty members Adam Golaski, Edward Hardy, Susan Resnick, and Robert Ward will read from their works in progress and discuss the process of writing these works with the audience. Book signings will follow.