The Crafty Reader


The Crafty Reader:
A symposium in honor of Robert Scholes

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Studio 1, Room S410

Free and open to the public.

Immediately following the symposium, there will be a reception followed by buffet dinner at the Factuly Club, 1 Magee Street.

Organized by Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies, Department of Modern Culture and Media

Co-sponsors include Cogut Center for the Humanities; Dean of the Faculty, C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureship; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of English; Department of Literary Arts; Modernist Journals Project, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage; Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

In Memoriam: Robert Scholes 

The Crafty Reader Schedule 

Please assist in our planning and r.s.v.p. for dinner and/or lunch—RSVP HERE

9:30 AM—Coffee and pastries

10:00-10:15 AMWelcoming Remarks
Kevin McLaughlin, Dean of the Faculty, Brown
Lynne Joyrich, Chair, Modern Culture and Media, Brown 

10:15-12:15 PM—Panel 1
Moderated by Ellen Rooney, Professor, English and Modern Culture and Media , Brown 

A Semiotics of Transparency: Physiognomy and the Filmic Face
    Mary Ann Doane, Professor, Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley
Ulysses: The Magazine
    Sean Latham, Professor, English, University of Tulsa
A Long the River Runnins
    Robert Arellano, Professor, Emerging Media & Digital Arts, Southern Oregon University

12:15-1:45 PMLunch 
Brown Bag lunches will be provided.

2:00-4:00 PM—Panel 2
Moderated by Philip Rosen, Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown

 The Girandoles of Robert Scholes
    David Ben-Merre, Professor, English, Buffalo State
Speculative Reading: Forty Days and More
    Marianne Hirsch, Professor, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Remarks and Readings
    Robert Coover, Professor, Literary Arts, Brown

4:00-4:15 PMCoffee break

4:15-5:45 PM—Panel 3: Memories of Bob Scholes
Moderated by Lynne Joyrich, Chair and Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown

6:00 PM—Reception followed by buffet dinner
Brown Faculty Club, 1 Magee Street