2020 Events

Whose Elegy?: Mourning and the Poetics of Black Imagination

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Department of English

Zoom

This talk will concern the different modulations of mourning practiced by black cultural producers when the space to mourn is restricted. Using Robert Burns Stepto’s “discourse of distrust,” the talk will engage the double rubric of sight and sound organizing expressions of black suffering.

Kimberly Juanita Brown is an associate professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

“Vague Dream-head Lifted Out of the Ground”: Autism and the Sensory

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Department of English

“Vague Dream-head Lifted Out of the Ground”: Autism and the Sensory

A Reading by DJ and Ralph James Savarese

The concept of neurodiversity has encouraged people not only to accept autism but to embrace it as a valuable form of difference. How might autistic people teach neurotypicals to appreciate the nonhuman? What role might literature play in environmental activism?

All Hallows’ Read

Friday, October 30, 2020

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English

Come to a Nonfiction Writing Program “All Hallows’ Read!”

To celebrate Halloween in this unusual, socially-distanced year, you are invited to a Zoom reading of the scariest nonfiction and fiction texts, featuring the faculty in the Nonfiction Writing Program, on the night before Halloween.

Come to see and support your friends in the English Department, and to celebrate Halloween and our virtual Brown community in style!

Cancelled: Corey McEleney

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Department of English

70 Brown Street

Barker Room 315

Event Cancelled

The Art of Overanalyzing

Siraj Ahmed

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Department of English

70 Brown Street

Barker Room 315

Sovereign and Martyr: Necropower, Terrorism, Nonviolence