Events Archive

Law's Moving Image: Justice on the Screen

Date/Time: Friday, December 12, 2014 1:00am - 5:00am
Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

 

The Humanities Initiative and the Department of English will present the symposium, “Law’s Moving Image: Justice on the Screen” on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm and Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 9:00-4:00 pm. Location: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ’62 Center, 75 Waterman St., 2nd floor. Discussion will focus on “Judgment at Nuremberg” and “Hannah Arendt” and will be discursive and interactive.

Bradin Cormack Lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Bradin Cormack, Professor of English at Princeton University, will present a lecture on Shakespeare titled “In the Time of Example: Being Unruly in Shakespeare" on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Room 315. Cormack will consider the basic questions, central to any theory of exemplarity, of how cases or examples make knowledge and what, in turn, it is to follow an example into action. “The Merchant of Venice” and “Macbeth” will be among his primary texts.

Mark Feeney talk

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Mark Feeney is a Pulitzer Prize winning culture critic for “The Boston Globe” and writes about art and culture, primarily photography and film. He is currently a Visiting Professor of English in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Brown. Feeney will discuss the creation of a book in a public lecture, “President in the Dark: Writing ‘Nixon at the Movies,’ ” and will demonstrate how he refracts Nixon’s life and career through various Hollywood films and film genres and vice versa.

Doug Anderson talk

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

 

Crystal Parikh lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture: James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly

Date/Time: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: DeCiccio Family Auditorium, College Green
Event type: Nonfiction

(Political Journalism)
Can Journalism Be Saved?  And Should We Care?

Monique Allwaert, University of Wisconsin

Date/Time: Thursday, April 03, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: TBD

English Graduate Student Lecture: Donna V. Jones, University of California, Berkeley

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel Chapel

Cognition, Neuroscience, and the Arts Conference

Date/Time: Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:45am - 6:00pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall 106, 95 Cushing Street, Pembroke Campus

Bevil Conway, Neuroscience and Visual Art, 
Wellesley College
Alva Noë, Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Alan Richardson, English, Boston College
Rebecca Saxe, Neuroscience, MIT
G. Gabrielle Starr, English, New York University 

2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00am - Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:00am
Location: TBD
Event type: Co-sponsored

Beasts, Monsters, and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination
John Lardas, Franklin & Marshall

Religious Studies

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2013-14

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, Winnick Chapel
Event type: Nonfiction

Alan Lightman, MIT

(Science Writing)
Writing Science

Kevin Roose's Young Money is Featured on NPR

Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Nonfiction

Lesley Jacobs, Brown University Mellon Fellow

Date/Time: Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Annmary Brown Memorial

Medieval Lecture Series

Leela Gandhi, University of Chicago

Date/Time: Monday, December 02, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel​ Chapel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Inconsequence:  Some Little Known Mutinies Around 1946

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2013-14

Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel Chapel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

S.L. Wisenberg, Northwestern University

Cultural Critique/Memoir
Not Me: Creative Nonfiction Without the 'I'

Henry Turner lecture

Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Eduardo Cadava talk

Date/Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Brown Degree Days, “Alumni Writers’ Forum”

Date/Time: Monday, November 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm

 

The Department of English, Nonfiction Writing Program, presents an “Alumni Writers’ Forum” on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St. This event will feature writers and editors Sandra Allen '09, Andrew Marantz '06.5, Nathan Schneider '06 and Erica Schwiegershausen '13 who will read from their work and offer their perspectives on attaining careers in nonfiction writing.

Kevin Allison, Stand Up Comics

Date/Time: Saturday, November 09, 2013 8:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Macmillan Hall, Room 17
Event type: Co-sponsored

Student Activities

New England Medieval Conference

Date/Time: Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:00am - 9:00am
Location: Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
Event type: Co-sponsored

Empathy, Antipathy, and Love: Emotions in the Middle Ages

Keynote speaker: Barbara H. Rosenwein, Loyola University

Program in Medieval Studies

Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World Conference

Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:30pm - Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:30pm
Location: John Carter Brown Library, on the Main Green
Event type: Co-sponsored

Joseph Litvak, Tufts University

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street, 3rd floor

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.  Co-sponsored by ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture ✥ Cogut Center for the Humanities

Workshop: Pressuring the Popular: The Future(s) of Cultural Critique

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305
Event type: Co-sponsored

Co-sponsored event: Mellon Graduate Student

Daphne Brooks, Princeton University

Joseph Litvak Pre-Lecture Movie Screening

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 70 Brown Street, Barker Room 315

In advance of Joseph Litvak's October 23rd lecture, a screening of Scorsese's The King of Comedy will take place in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Barker Room 315, from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm. 

Publishing Research in the Humanities: A Lecture by Ray Ryan

Date/Time: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Ray Ryan, Senior Commissioning Editor for English and American Literature at Cambridge University Press, will present a lecture entitled “Publishing Research in the Humanities” on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm in the Department of English, 70 Brown Street, Room 315. This talk will address questions such as the “crisis” in academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, the future of the scholarly monograph, and the kinds of research that are most valued in scholarly publishing.

Amitava Kumar lecture

Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Event type: Nonfiction

Amitava Kumar, Professor of English at Vassar College, is an award-winning cultural critic and journalist born in Ara, Bihar.

Tracy Breton NPR Inteview

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00am - 12:00am
Event type: Nonfiction

"Tracy Breton worked her final day on the job at the Providence Journal last Friday after covering courts and trials for 40 years. Breton was part of the investigative team that won a 1994 Pulitzer Prize for the ProJo, and she covered the downfall of two Rhode Island Supreme Court chief justices, Joseph Bevilacqua and Thomas Fay. Breton sat down to talk about her four decades of covering the courts and her future plans."

Go to RINPR to hear the interview.

Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Monday, October 07, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Studio 1, 154 Angell Street

Etienne Balibar, University of California, Irvine

Joshua Clover, University of California, Davis

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street, 3rd floor

Fight the Future: Finance, Poetry, Value

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature. Co-sponsored by: ✥ Department of Comparative Literature ✥ Department of Literary Arts ✥ Department of Modern Culture and Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture ✥ Cogut Center for the Humanties 

Nonfiction Writing Program Faculty Reading

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Wilson Hall, Room 102

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund.