Events Archive

Susan Cheever '65, Adjunct Professor in English

Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 80 Brown Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Biography vs. Memoir: The Dangerous Liaison

(Book signing to follow)

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Defiant Acts: Questioning Authority in the History of Art and Architecture

Date/Time: Friday, October 12, 2012 5:30pm - Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:00am
Location: List Art Center, Room 120, 64 College Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Department of History of Art and Architecture

Friday, 5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am

Music Between Nation and Form: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the Boundaries of Italianita

Date/Time: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:30pm - Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:30pm
Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Department of Italian Studies

Friday-Saturday, 
September 28-29, 2012 
4:30 pm

Renaissance Symposium: Writing Sex and Other Matters, with Jonathan Goldberg

Date/Time: Friday, September 21, 2012 3:00pm - Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:00pm
Location: Annmary Brown Memorial, 21 Brown Street
Event type: Co-sponsored

Department of Comparative Literature 

Friday-Saturday, 
September 21-22, 2012
3:00 pm

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Monday, May 07, 2012 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

 Pico Iyer
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
Writing--and Rewriting--Our New Global Swirl

Andre Dubus, III, 'Townie': A Memoir

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Center for Race and Ethnicity. Co-sponsored by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture

Date/Time: Monday, April 09, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Mark Hansen, Duke University
"Recorded Future?: Temporal Analytics and 21st Century Media"

What Can I Do With a Degree in English? -- Alumni Perspectives on Life After Brown

Date/Time: Monday, April 09, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 70 Brown Street, Room 315

Panel discussion by English concentration alumni, followed by a light luncheon. 
Visit our alumni survey to read many English alumni stories about career paths in fields as diverse as business, education, entertainment, information technology, journalism, law, medicine, and publishing. This Brown Degree Days event is sponsored by the English Department, the Shane Family Program, and the Dean of the College.

The Axial Age of Poetry

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Lecture Canceled
Christopher Nealon, The Johns Hopkins University

Samson Uncircumcised

Date/Time: Monday, March 05, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Jonathan Goldberg, Emory University

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Monday, February 13, 2012 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

David Rohde ’90 (Investigative Journalism) 
The Art of Reporting:  From investigative stories to columns, the irreplaceable value of 'ground truth.' 

Talk: "You've Become So... American": The Post-9/11 Turn in African American Literature

Date/Time: Monday, February 06, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Erica Edwards, Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside 

Talk: the Law Is Your Mother: Animal Metaphor and Reproduction in Law and the Literary Imagination of Zora Neale Hurston

Date/Time: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Zakiyyah Jackson, University of California, Berkeley

Talk: Visualizing in Black Print: The Brookly Correspondence of William J. Wilson AKA 'Ethiop'

Date/Time: Monday, January 23, 2012 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Radiclani Clytus, Assistant Professor of English at Tufts University 

The Touring Machine

Date/Time: Thursday, December 01, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Frederick Moten, Duke University

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

The Poetics of Decision: Yeats, Benjamin and Schmitt

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

David Lloyd, University of Southern California

 This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

 Brown Emerging Writers' panel 
Kevin Roose '09 (Cultural Analysis)
Lindsay Harrison '08 (Memoir)
Brian Christian '06 (Science/Culture)

The 21st Century American International Novel: A Brief History

Date/Time: Thursday, November 03, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

The Political Novel of Ideas

Date/Time: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Amanda Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University

Before Racial Construction: Kant, Dermatology and the Racialization of Skin

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Irene Tucker, University of California, Irvine

This event is made possible by the Wetmore Fund for Literature.

“Ulalume”: Poe’s Elegy on the Death of Interpretation

Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Axel Nesme, Université de Lyon-2

This event is made possible by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Department of English. 

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers' Lecture Series 2011-12

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

Series Organizer: Elizabeth Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Nonfiction Writing Program

A. J. Jacobs ’90 (Personal Journalism) 

My Life as an Experiment:  I came, I saw, I became part of the story.

 

Symposium: Reading Race Today

Date/Time: Friday, April 15, 2011 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street, 2nd floor

Speakers:

Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture Speaker: Curt Ellis

Date/Time: Friday, April 08, 2011 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Stuart Theatre, Waterman St.

Film documentarian on environmental economic issues

Nonfiction Writing Program: Science Writers' Panel

Date/Time: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:30am - 6:30am
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Brown Degree Days

Rachel Aviv, '04
Molly Birnbaum, '05
Casey Schwartz, '04

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English. Co-sponsored by the Dean of the College, Committee on Science and Technology Studies, and the Public Health Program.

Talk: "Devotion and Defacement: Children Writing in Books, Medieval to Modern"

Date/Time: Monday, February 14, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Seth Lerer, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego 

Talk: "Milton's Stub, Crashaw's Paps"

Date/Time: Monday, February 07, 2011 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St.

Richard Rambuss, Professor of English and Chair at Emory University

Ariel Sabar, '93

Date/Time: Thursday, February 03, 2011 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Nonfiction Writing Program: The Past Is Not Dead. It Isn't Even Past: The Power of Creative Nonfiction

Date/Time: Monday, November 22, 2010 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Marion Winik, '78, lecturer

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English.

Graduate Student Lecture

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

Rita Felski, University of Virginia
"Context Stinks!" 

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Zucker Family Fund. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature, Modern Culture & Media and the Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Media and Culture, and Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, the Graduate Student Council, and Gender and Sexuality Studies.