Events Archive

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.

Colloquium: Romanticism and the Question of Community

Date/Time: Friday, November 12, 2010 12:00am - Saturday, November 13, 2010 12:00am
Location: Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street

This colloquium is organized and hosted by the Cogut Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Departments of Comparative Literature, English, and German Studies. 

Queer Philologies: Editing Sex and Race in Othello

Date/Time: Thursday, November 04, 2010 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown Street

Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University

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

Nonfiction Writing Program: Making Public Radio More Public

Date/Time: Thursday, November 04, 2010 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Salomon 203, Main Green
Event type: Nonfiction

Jake Shapiro, Executive Director, Public Radio Exchange

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

 

Nonfiction Writing Program: Reading With Your Eyes Closed: Audiences, Stories and Where They Come Together

Date/Time: Monday, October 18, 2010 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: John Nicholas Brown Center Library, 357 Benefit Street
Event type: Nonfiction

Andrew Losowsky, journalist, editor, and public artist

This event is made possible by the Shane Family Program Fund and the Nonfiction Writing Program, Department of English. Co-sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

 

Nonfiction Writing Program: Narrative for Complex Social Issues

Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Brown/RISD Hillel, 80 Brown St., 2nd floor
Event type: Nonfiction

Susan Eaton, Research Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School

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

"Some Rousing Motions": The Problem of Anger in Milton's Samson Agonistes

Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Barker Room 315, 70 Brown St

Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

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

Nonfiction Writing Program: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall 106

Walt Bogdanich, Assistant Editor for Investigations, The New York Times

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

Great Brown Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2009-10

Date/Time: Thursday, April 08, 2010 6:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Salomon 101, main green

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

Mara Liasson '77 
Casey Shearer Memorial Lecture
NPR National Political Reporting