Events 2018-2019

Spring 2019  

Visions  (MCM Co-Sponsored)
A Brown & RISD visual and Literary arts magazine about Asia and Asian America. 
The VISIONS Blog was founded in 2012 in order to bring the magazine to the digital age. Through this blog, we hope to expand the scope of the magazine and continue to be able to highlight and celebrates the diversity of Brown and RISD’s Asian/Asian American community.

Southeast Asian Studies Initiative (SEASI(MCM Co-Sponsored)
Book Club "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" a Singaporean graphic novel written by Sonny Liew, which challenges the historical narrative of the nation's postcolonial coming to be in the mid-20th century. 
SEASI is a student organization whose aim is to increase the presence of Southeast Asian Studies at Brown. 
Contact: SEASI

Brown Consulting Club (BCC(MCM Co-Sponsored)

January 22, 2019
Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker: Tung-Hui Hu, Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan
"Laug Out Loud"
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Englander Studio 2, N420                 

January 25, 2019 
 Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker: Luciana Parisi, Senior Lecturer and Head of Program in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths–University of London
"Machine Philosophy: Instrumentality and Critique"
4:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Englander Studio 2, N420     

January 27-28, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Playing the Past
Archaeology and video-games play well together
Center for Digital Scholarship, Rockefeller Library
Contact: Anthropology, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

February, 2019 (DATE TBD) (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Black History Month Benefit Concert
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Contact: Black Student Union (BSU)

February 1, 2019
 Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker:  Alexander R. Galloway, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
"The Concept of the Digital"
12:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Englander Studio 2, N420

February 6, 2019
Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker:  
Jodi Byrd, Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
"Digital Animus in the Age of Liberation"
12:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Kooper Studio, N430  

February 7-10,  2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
2019 Black Solidarity Conference 
Yale University
The Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale
211 Park Street, New Haven, CT 0651
Contact: [email protected]

February 9, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Brown VSA (Vietnamese Students Association) 
[email protected] Event
Contact: Brown VSA

February 11, 2019  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
[email protected] Lecture Series 2018-19
Alissa Quart'94 "Squeezed: why you can't afford America!"
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Smith Buonanno, Room 106
Contact: English 

February 21, 2019  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Lecture by Professor Eva Hayward EVENT WAS CANCELLED
6:30 PM
Brown/RISD Hillel
Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 80 Brown Street
Contact: English Department

February 21-22, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Thursday, February 21, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: A public screening of your documentary film, 95 and 6 to Go
 7:30 PM - 7:45 PM: A question and answer interaction with the audience after the screening, followed by a brief reception immediately afterwards  
Friday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: A research seminar discussing your filmmaking process with especially engaged students and faculty
Contact: CSREA

February 21 - March 1, 2019
French Film Festival
Presented by Brown University and the Providence Center for Media Culture
Martinos Auditorium
Granof Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
$9 general admission
$7 student admission
Tickets will be available for purchase online starting February 7 via Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com).
brown.edu/go/frenchfilmfest

February 23, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
"I Got It From My Momma": Community-Based Approaches to Radical Mothering
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street
Contact: Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

March 1, 2019
Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker:  Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication,
New York University
"Underneath the Network"
12:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Englander Studio 2, N420    

March 2, 2019
Emerging Perspectives in Modern Culture and Media
Graduate Student Symposium
12:00 PM
Barus & Holley 190

March 6, 2019
Decolonizing The Museum: A Teach-In
4:30 PM
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
111 Thayer Street
Organized by Ariella Azoulay, Yannis Hamilakis and Vazira Zamindar

March 7, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Discussion Forum with filmmaker and actor Nandita Das
Screening of her new film "Manto" 
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: List 120
Contact: Center for Contemporary South Asia

March 7, 2019
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: Abbas Kiarostami's 24 Frames
7:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Free Admission

March 8, 2019
Mapping Digital Media: From Infrastructure to Gaming Lecture Series
Speaker: Tiziana Terranova, Professor, University of Naples “L’Orientale,” Human and Social Sciences Department
12:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street, Kooper Studio 3, N430    

March 8, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
[email protected]
Alumni Writers Forum 2018-19

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Smith Buonanno, Room 201
95 Cushing Street, 2nd floor
Contact: English 

March 8-9, 2019  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Brown University Comedy Conference 2019 (BUCC)
Friday 3/8; 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM; Salomon Center
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucc-presents-chris-fleming-and-rebecca-oneal-tickets-57885997577
Contact: [email protected]

March 9, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Native Hawaiian Symposium: Perspectives on Protecting Mauna a Wakea
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
Pembroke Hall 305

March 14-17, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Cinema Ritravato 
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Check out the PROGRAM for 2019.
Contact: Italian Studies

April, 2019 (DATE TBD)(MCM Co-Sponsored event)
"Telling It: Community-Based Approaches to Radical Story-Telling"
Contact: Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

April 1, 2019
A lecture by Alenka Zupancic
"After the End of Art Hegel with Francis Bacon"
6:00 PM
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street

April 3, 2019  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Visual Art DUG presents:  a public talk by Guerrilla Girls
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Salomon Center, Room 101
Contact: VISA DUG

April 5-6, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Conference "Narratives of Debt"
Contact: Cogut Institute for the Humanities

April 5-6, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Equinonex Graduate Student Conference "Fin ?/The End?
Call for papers
Contact: French Studies

April 8-14, 2019(MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Ivy Film Festival
Contact: [email protected]

April 9, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Screening of "Fanon hier, aujour'd hui (Fanon yesterday, today) 
(French with English subtitles)
F0llowed by Q&A with director Hassane Mezine
5:30 PM
Music Room, Rochambeau House
84 Prospect Street
Contact: French Studies

April 12, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Brown University Psychoanalytic Soceity
Speaker: Ona Nierenberg and Salvatore F. Guido
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pembroke Hall 202, 172 Meeting Street
Contact: john_dallaglio.brown.edu

April 17, 2019
Magic Lantern | One Divides Into Two | 
1/2: First Case, Second Case (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran 53 min., 1979); One Way or Another (Sara Gomez, Cuba, 78 min., 1974)
8:45 PM
Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
This event is free and open to the public.

April 18, 2019
A lecture by Shannon Mattern
"The Pulse of Global Passage: Listening to Logistics"
7:00 PM
Barus & Holley 190
Reception to follow 

April 20, 2019
Emerging Perspectives in Modern Culture and Media
Graduate Student Symposium
12:00 PM
Barus & Holley, Room 190

April 30, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Opening Reception. Syrian decicacies will be served.
May 1, 2019— 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Conversation with Youssef Shoufan, photographer and founder of Syrian Eyes of the World
Syrian Eyes of the World
Photography exhibtion curated by Sherena Razek in parrel with Professor Yannis Hamilakis's course MGRK1210.
Watson Institute for International Public Affairs
Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 1st floor
Contact: Watson Institute International & Public Affairs

May, 2019 (DATE TBD) (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
"Radical Fulfillment: Community-Based Approaches to Nourishment and Growing"
Contact: Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

May 1, 2019
MCM Senior Theses Presentations
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Kooper, Studio 3
Featuring food from East Side Pockets
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May 2, 2019
Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture
Co-Sponsored and Co-Organized by the departments of  
Modern Culture adn Media and the English 

A lecture by Hortense Spillers
"To the Bone: The Question of Touch"

5:30 PM
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101
Reception to follow, English Department, 70 Brown Street, 2nd floor lounge

May 9, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A lecture by Dorothy Wang
Time + Location TBD
Contact: English Department

May 9, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Conference: "Feeling Its Presence: Race and the Poetics of Affect" | Collaborative
Humanities Initiative
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street
Free and open to the public.
Contact: Cogut Institute for the Humanities

June 9-15, 2019 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Queer Arts Festival (QAF)
AS220, 95 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI


Fall 2018

September 21, 2018
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: Workers Leaving the Factory. Where Are they Going? 
5:30 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Martinos Auditorium, Room 110
154 Angell Street
This event is free and open to the public.
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September 26, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A lecture by Roberto Simanowski
“1984: On Surveillance, FOMO and the Pleasure of the Screen”
  
6:30 PM

Pembroke Hall, 305
Contact: Literary Arts

October 1, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Film Screening: "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask"
7;00 PM
McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street
Contact: Literary Arts

October 6, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Indigenous People's Day Celebration 
2:00-5:00 PM
Sayles Hall
Contact: NAB (Native Americans at Brown)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2009247822452532/

October 10, 2018  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
[email protected] Lecture Series 2018-19
Alexander Chee will diescuss "The Writer's Life" 
7:00 PM
Smith Buonanno, Room 106
Contact: English 

October 11, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A lecture by Ari Larissa Heinrich
"Plastinated Cadavers, Chinese Scandals, and Comparative Media Responses"
Noon - 1:30 PM
Contact: East Asian Studies

October 15, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Teju Cole | Visiting Artist Lecture
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
List Art Building, Room 120
Contact: Visual Art

October 18, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Screening of Award Winning Documentary "Munich '72 and Beyond"
Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
Free admission.
Doors will open at 7pm, the film will be screened at 7:30pm, followed by Q & A with producer, Dr. Steven Ungerleider. 
Contact: Office of the Chaplains and Brown RISD Hillel

October 20, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
TEDxBrownUniversity 2018 
Fall 2018 Conference "The Butterfly Effect"
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
Martinos Auditorium, Room 110
Contact: [email protected]

October 26, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Live: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Contact: [email protected]

October 29, 2018
Magic Lantern Cinema Presents: Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr
8:30 PM
Avon Cinema, 260 Thayer Street
Free Admission

November 5, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
RISD's Film/Animation/Video department presents "Keep the Change" 
by director and RISD alumna Rachel Israel'07 
7:00 PM
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Room 101
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Contact: RISD FAV department

November 9, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Screening of "Kiki" a film by Sara Jordenö, and Twiggy Pucci Garcon
6:15 PM
Metcalf Auditorium, Chase Center of the RISD Museum
Contact: RISD FAV department

November 12, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Lecture by Adrienne Brown
Associate Professor of English and the University of Chicago
"Two Ways of Seeing the 1968 Fair Housing Act:  The Landlord (1966) and The Landlord (1970)"
5:30 PM
Brown/RISD Hillel, Meeting Room
2nd Floor, 80 Brown Street
Reception to Follow
Contact: English Department

November 14, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
Brown University x Vietcetera, Summer Internships in Vietnam
Q&A with co-founder Hao Tran'14 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Friedman Hall, Room 208
Pizza and drinks will be provided
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November 16, 2018
MCM DUG invites you to a presentation & discussion of work, in nonfiction audio, with Ernst Karel.
1:00 PM
135 Thayer Street, Room 101

November 26, 2018  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
The Philadelphia Story: Growing Up is Hard to Do
Pamela Foa, Pembroke Center Senior Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies
6:00 PM
Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street
Also, please be aware that Pamela will be hosting two screenings of The Philadelphia Storyon Monday November 26, Pembroke Hall 305, from 12-2 and again from 2-4.
Contact: Pembroke Center

November 27, 2018
Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture—CANCELLED (rescheduled for May 2, 2019)
Co-Sponsored and Co-Organized by the departments of 
Modern Culture adn Media and the English 

A lecture by Hortense Spillers
"To the Bone: The Question of Touch"
5:30 PM
Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101
Reception to follow, English Department, 70 Brown Street, 2nd floor lounge
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November 29, 2018  (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A lecture by Prof. Dean Allbritton, Colby College
 "Bad Blood: Visions of Hemophilia in the Spanish AIDS Crisis"
5:30 PM
Music Room, Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect Street
Contact: Hispanic Studies

December 4, 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
A Screening of "Bergman: A Year in a Life"
6:00 - 9:30 PM
Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street
Reception to follow
Contact: Comparative Literature

December 10, 2018
Magic Lantern Cinema and the Black Feminist Theory Project at the Pembroke Center present:
"Sexual Politics & Fabulated Pasts, Speculative Futures"
Please Join us for two thematic shorts programs of works by Black Feminist film and video makers, featuring works by Julie Dash, Fronza Woods, Leah Gilliam, Alli Logout, and others.
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (with intermission in between)
List Auditorium, 64 College Street

5.30-6.45 PM: Sexual Politics
From explorations of sexualized stereotypes of black womanhood to celebrations of black trans* and queer sexual communities, the films and videos in our program “Sexual Politics” offer divergent approaches to the politics of gender and sexuality, sexual violence, and sexual divisions of labor. Runtime: 72 mins.

7.00-8.00 PM: Fabulated Pasts, Speculative Futures
“Fabulated Pasts, Speculative Futures” brings together film and video works that subvert and reimagine historical events and media archives, including pieces that deploy public and personal histories in ways that gesture toward alternative visions of the future. Runtime: 51 mins.

Sponsored by Brown University’s Black Feminist Theory Project at the Pembroke Center, the Forbes Center for Culture and Media, the LGBTQ Center, the Sarah Doyle Center, and the Departments of Modern Culture & Media, Africana Studies, American Studies, and Theatre Arts & Performance Studies.
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Summer 2018

June 10-16, 2018
AS220's Queer Arts Festival 2018 (MCM Co-Sponsored event)
More information at this Facebook link and the full schedule below:

Schedule
All events are FREE

Sunday, June 10
A Matter of Pride Vol. 3: LGBTQ Wrestling
7PM, AS220 Black Box Theatre- 95 Empire Street

Thursday, June 14
Consent Within LGBTQAI Communities: A Talk by Kyle Kruger and the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
5PM at AS220 Main Stage- 115 Empire Street

Film Screening: Major!
More info at missmajorfilm.com
6-8PM, AS220 Black Box Theatre- 95 Empire Street

Friday, June 15
Queer Arts Fest Reception
5-7PM, AS220 Main Stage- 115 Empire Street

Queer Trans Zine Fest (QTZ) Reading
6-8PM,  New Urban Arts- 705 Westminster Street

Queer Latinx Cabaret featuring Saul Ramos & Arturo Herrera 8PM, AS220 Black Box Theatre- 95 Empire Street

Saturday, June 16
Queer Trans Zine Fest (QTZ)
11AM-4PM, AS220 Main Stage and Black Box- 95 115 Empire Street

BlueAzul Presents: The QAF All Ages Day Party 4-9PM, AS220

 Melissa Ferrik Performance
5-6PM, AS220 Main Stage- 115 Empire Street 

(Be)longing: Queer Performance Showcase
5-7PM, AS220 Black Box Theatre- 95 Empire Street

Keynote performer and dance party: Papi Juice & DJ Manu Miran 9PM-12AM, AS220 Main Stage- 115 Empire Street