Events Archive

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.

"Empire's Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and the Cultural Politics of Settling"

Date/Time: Monday, February 01, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Please join us to hear Jodi A. Byrd, Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her talk "Empire's Dead: Incivility, Indigeneity, and ...

Television, Race, and Re-Visioning the American Dream

Date/Time: Friday, December 04, 2015 9:45am - 5:00pm
Location: Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201
Event type: Co-sponsored

An Evening with Edwidge Danticat and Jesmyn Ward

Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
Event type: Co-sponsored

Kamel Daoud talk

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Drew Daniel talk

Date/Time: Monday, November 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Thomas Pfau lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, November 05, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305
Event type: Co-sponsored
"Forms of Attention:  Image-Consciousness in Hopkins and Tolstoy"

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Susan Wolfson lecture

Date/Time: Monday, November 02, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Bibliography and Its Discontents: How the Victorians Invented the English Reformation

Date/Time: Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Brian Room/Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Lecture by Jonathan D. Katz

Date/Time: Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall
Event type: Co-sponsored

 

"Untitled (AIDS): The Poetics of a Politicized Postmodernism" Jonathan D. Katz Associate Professor of Visual Studies University at Buffalo

Steve Lehman Octet in Concert

Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
Event type: Co-sponsored
The Steve Lehman Octet is comprised of an all-star assemblage of performer/improvisers who represent the absolute state-of-the-art on their respective instruments.

Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture: Slavoj Zizek

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Auditorium, Room 101, Main Green
Event type: Co-sponsored

More Alienation, Please!

Slavoj Zizek

International Director of the Birkbeck Institute of Humanities, University of London; Senior Researcher, Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana; and Global Distinguished Professor, German, New York University.

Register at: HenkleMemorialLecture.eventbrite.com

Introducing Steve Lehman

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Grant Recital Hall
Event type: Co-sponsored
Saxophonist and composer, Steve Lehman, will kick off his artist residency at Brown with an introduction to his creative and intellectual work.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers’ Lecture Series

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction