2017 Events

Spooky Blind Date with a Book

Date/Time: Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Are you looking for some leisurely reading but can’t decide what book to commit to? Come to the English DUG’s Spooky Blind Date with a Book and let fate decide for you! Hosted on Friday the 13th ...

English DUG Open House

Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Whether you are an English concentrator or are still thinking about declaring, whether you read voraciously or dabble in the art, this is a chance for you to meet some of your fellow classmates outside ...

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 ...