Events 2017-2018

Spring 2018

February 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Black Solidarity Conference
"Let's Get it On:  Deconstructing Sex, Sexuality, And Gender in the Black Community"
Yale University
Contact:  speakers.bsc@gmail.com

February - May, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Braziliam Initiative's Spring 2018 Film Series  
Thursdays at 7:00pm or 7:30pm, Joukowsky Forum
7pm February 8, 2018, Elvis e Madona, 2010, dir. Marcelo Laffitte,
7pm February 15, 2018, Madame Satã, 2002, dir. Karim Aïnouz,
7;30pm March 8, 2018, Waiting for B., 2017, dirs. Abigail Spindel and Paulo Cesar Toledo
7pm March 15, 2018, São Paulo em Hi-Fi, 2013, dir. Lufe Steffen
7:30pm April 5, 2018, Abrindo o Armário, 2016, dirs. Dario Menezes and Luis Abramo, 7pm April 19, 2018, Favela Gay, 2014, dir. Rodrigo Felha,
7:30pm May 3, 2018, O Menino e o Vento, 1967, dir. Carlos Hugo Christensen
Contact: Brazil Initiative and Brazilian Studies
Facebook event

February 8, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
New Horizons Distant Shores Lecture Series
A lecture by Alexander Stille
"The Last Survivor: Facicism and the Holocaust Without Witnesses"
7:00 PM
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Contact: Italian Studies

February 13, 2018
The Fog Medium: Visualizing and Engineering the Atmosphere
A lecture by Yuriko Furuhata
6:30 PM
Barus and Holley, Room 190
184 Hope Street
Reception to follow

February 16, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Sexual Politics and After: Thinking with Kate Millett
4:00-6:30 PM
Pembroke Hall 305
Contact: Pembroke Center

February 19, 2018
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production directed by Briar Levit (2017).
7:00 PM 
Cable Car Cinema

February 23-25, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
The Rhythym of Change Festival '18
The Catherine Bryan Dill Center for the Performing ArtsDepartment of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies,Brown University
Contact: Theare Arts and Perfomance Studies

February 24 - March 3, 2018
Providence French Film Festival 2018
Presented by Brown University's Modern Culture and Media Department and French Studies
Cable Car Cinema
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March 2, 2018
Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then & Now
A Multimedia presenation and discussion with Daphne Brooks | Kara Keeling | Jacqueline Stewart
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Pembroke Hall, Room 305
172 Meeting Street
Light lunch from 11:45 AM
This event is organzed by Modern Culture and Media, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and the Black Feminist Theory Project.
    For more on the CRC's Statement, see Brian Norman, “'We' In Redux: The
Combahee River Collective's Black Feminist Statement" in differences 18.2    (Sept. 2007): 103–32.  The link goes to:      https://read.dukeupress.edu/differences/article/18/2/103/60579/We-In-Redux-The-Combahee-River-Collective-s-Black.

March 3, 2018
Emerging Perspectives In Modern Culture And Media: Mcm Graduate Student Symposium
12:00 PM
Barus and Holley, Room 190
184 Hope Street

March 5, 2018  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2017-18
A lecture by Jimmie Briggs
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 201
Contact: English Department

March 16-17, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
2018 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Religious Difference: Negociating Otherness from Ancient to Contemporary Worlds
Contact:  Religious Studies 

March 20-21, 2018  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Screening of "Whose Streets?", followed by Q&A with Damon Davis
7:00 PM
Martios Auditorium, Granoff Center
Contact: Literary Arts

April 4, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A lecture by Jennifer Terry
Contact: Pembroke Center 

April 9-15, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Ivy Film Festival
Contact: business@ivyfilmfestival.org'

April 11, 2018
Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen, War, Fiction and the Ethnics of Memory | The Greg and Julie Flynn Cogut Institute Speaker Series
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pembroke Hall 305
Contact: Cogut


Fall 2017  
 

September 15, 29; October 13, 27; November 10, 17 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Italian Studies Colloquium—New Horizons, Distant Shores Lecture Series
Noon-1:30 PM
190 Hope Street, Room 102
Contact: Italian Studies
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September 29-30, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Brown HGSA presents: Atlantic Trajectories: Trends and Movements in Atlantic World Studies
KEYNOTE: David Wheat (Friday, September 29 @ 5:30 PM—John Carter Brown Libary
PANELS: SAturday, September 30 @ 9am-4:45pm—Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
Contact: The Department of History

October 2, 2017 (Sponsored by the Office of the President)
Presidential Faculty Award Lecture presented by Prof. Bonnie Honig
"What Literature Can Teach Politics: Moby-Dick as a Critique of Hobbes Leviathan"
4:30 pm
John Carter Brown Library, Main Green
The Presidential Faculty Award Lecture was established by President Christina H. Paxson in the spring of 2013 to recognize members of Brown's distinguished faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship.

October 2, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Banned: Racialization of the Middle East and its Diasporas in U.S. Culture
Speakers: Prof. Evelyn Alsutany and Prof. Melani McAlister
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert'62 Center
Contact: Ameriacn Studies

October 2, 2017
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: OCTOBER AT 100 pt. 1- Aelita, Queen of Mars
7:30 PM
Cable Car Cinema
$10 Suggested Donation
Programmed by Tyler Theus

October 6, 2017
B-Roll MCM Screening Series
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street
Room 101
Facebook event
Organized by Isabella Deleo​, Graduate Student,​ ​Department of Modern Culture and Media 
B-ROLL is a new and *FREE* MCM screening series where we show hard to find gems each week, every Friday @ 7pm in 135 Thayer, Room 101 (Production 1). Each month has a theme and October's is ~~spooky stop motion~~. Come join our first screening this Friday, October 6th, as we show Jan Balej's eerie and surrealist ONE NIGHT IN ONE CITY (2007). Don't miss it!  

​October 13, 2017
B-Roll Presents: O Apostolo screening​ 
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

October 16, 2017
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: OCTOBER AT 100 pt. 2- Come and See
7:00 PM 
Cable Car Cinema
$10 Suggested Donation
Programmed by Matthew Ellis

​October 20, 2017
B-Roll Presents: Stop Motion Shorts Spectacular
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

October 23, 2017  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2017-18
A lecture by Jerald Walker
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106
Contact: English Department

October 24, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Vietcetera x Brown University/RISD Summer Internship Intro
8:00 - 9:00 PM
The Undergraound (Faunce)
Facebook event
Contact: Brown/RISD VSA (
vsa@brown.edu)

​October 27, 2017
B-Roll Presents: We Are The Strange
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

November 1, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
"The Concepts of the Yang Soul And the Yin Soul in the Han Dynasty's Theory of Human Nature"
A lecture by Xingwu Xu, Nanjing University
Contact: East Asian Studies

November 2, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
The Co-Lab Box, Exhibit reception and discussion with Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Ariella Azoulay, and Laura Wexler
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pembroke Hall, Lower Level
Contact: Cogut Institute for the Humanities
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November 3, 2017
Novel: A Forum on Fiction Presents
The Novel & The Concrete: A Symposium
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (coffee and light breaking starting at 9:30am)
Petteruit Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
75 Waterman Street
website
schedule
speakers
poster
RSVP here
View Lectures here:
Audrey Wasser 
David Alworth 
Emilio Sauri
Roundtable Discussion

November 3, 2017
A Magic Lantern Cinema Program presents: The Afterlives of Witnessing: Political & Experimental Videos and Short Films From the Levant
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
List Art Center, Room 120
Curated by Kareem Estefan and Hanan Toukan

November 3, 2017
B-Roll Presents: 101 Reykjavik
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

November 4, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Symposium—Afterlives of Witnessing: Moving Images from the Levant and the Political Imagination
9:15 am - 4:30 pmJoukowsky Forum
Registration is required. Please register here.
Contact: Middle East Studies
website

November 6-10, 2017
Samuel Delany Residency
Acclaimed sci-fi author/cultural critic Samuel Delany coming to Brown for week residency!
We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed sci-fi author/cultural critic Samuel Delany is coming to Brown for a week residency! He will be giving a number of presentations and doing a number of events while here.Please join us for these events, and please share this information widely.
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November 7, 2017
Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture (Co-Sponsored by the Department of English)
"The Mirror & The Maze"
A lecture by Samuel Delany
5:30 pm
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Martinos Auditorium, Room 110
Reception to follow
website
Watch the lecture here.

November 8, 2017
"Stars in His Pocket...: A Conversation with Samuel Delany and Kara Keeling," with an exhibit of Delany's works and manuscripts from the library collection
5:30 pm
John Hay Library, Lownes Room, 2nd Floor, 20 Prospect Street
Reception to follow
poster
website

November 9, 2017
12:00 PM
"Out for Lunch with Samuel Delany"
LGBTQ Center, 321 Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
75 Waterman Street, 3rd Floor
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November 9, 2017
Join us for a screening of
"The Polymath or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman"
A film by Fred Barney Taylor plus a film by Samuel Delany
Immediately following screening there will be a Q+A with Samuel Delany.
7:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Martinos Auditorium, Room 110
164 Angell Street

November 10, 2017
B-Roll Presents: RAMS by Grímur Hákonarson
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

November 13, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Great Nonfiction Writers Lecture Series 2017-18
Fraught Crossroads
A lecture by Lawrence Weschler
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room
80 Brown Street
Contact: English Department

November 13, 2017
A Magic Lantern Cinema Program presents: "Anti-Fascist Cinemas: A Global Perspective" by Magic Lantern Cinema
7:30 PM
Cable Car Cinema 
Programmed by Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Suggested Donation: $10

November 15, 2017 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
The Graduate Students of the English Department Present:
"Formalism, Photography, and Social Space"
A lecture by Anna Kornbluh
5:30 pm
Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room, 80 Brown Street
Reception to follow, Department of English, 2nd floor lounge, 70 Brown Street
Contact: English Department

November 17, 2017
B-Roll Presents: Baltasar Kormákur's The Deep
​7:00 - 9:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101
Facebook event

November 27, 2017
A Magic Lantern Cinema Program presents: "News From Ideological Antiquity Marx—Eisenstein—Capital"
A film by Alexander Kluge
Also featuring "Handcraft" by Maricruz Alarcón
7:00 PM
Cable Car Cinema 
Presentation by Professor Gertrud Koch (Brown University) and Professor Nora Alter (Temple University)
Suggested Donation: $10


Summer 2017

August 4, 2017
ALW1: First Workshop on Abusive Language Online 
To be held at the annual meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL) 2017 (Vancouver, Canada)
https://sites.google.com/site/abusivelanguageworkshop2017/
Workshop on Abusive Language - Live Stream (starting Friday, Aug 4, 8am pst.)