Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center at Brown University is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters critical scholarship on questions of gender and difference, broadly defined, in national and transnational contexts.

Black Feminist Theory Project

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new visiting scholar initiative to bring a black feminist theorist to campus each year to contribute to the Pembroke Center's research and work with students, fellows, and faculty. Ann duCille, Emerita Professor of English at Wesleyan University, is the inaugural Distinguished Professor in Residence in the program and helped develop the project.

Envisioned as a site of intellectual collaboration across disciplines, the project includes an annual public lecture by the Distinguished Professor in Residence and a symposium on her work. The aim of the project is to enhance the visibility and accessibility of black feminist discourse on campus as a resource for faculty, students, and the surrounding community, while calling attention to ongoing activism and interventions at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and public policy.  Learn more about the project.

(Distributed September 28, 2016)

Family Weekend Event - Hawks and Doves: What's Gender Got to Do with It?

Are people who engage in physical aggression more likely to support aggressive foreign policy positions? Does gender play a role? 

Friday, October 21, 2016
4:00 PM

Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence

As the US presidential election approaches, Brown researchers are studying these and other questions about political and moral decision-making. Rose McDermott, Professor of Political Science and David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, will talk with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg P'19, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Italian Studies and Comparative Literature, about McDermott's research on how gender and other issues of difference may influence political and social behavior. This Family Weekend event is sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates.

(Distributed September 26, 2016)

Symposium - Unmade Bed: In the Midst of Intimacy

What does it mean to think of "unmaking" as a figure for addressing matters of gender, sexuality, race, health, and embodiment? How does the aesthetic participate in modes of vanishing that paradoxically endure in their ephemerality?

This symposium reflects on the political force of being in the midst of intimacies that make and unmake our relationships with other persons and things.

 

 

Friday, November 11, 2016
1:00-5:00 pm

Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street

Panel One

David L. Clark
McMaster University
Sickbed

Ralph Rodriguez
Brown University
Ever an Unmade Bed

Stacey D'Erasmo
Columbia University
Prepositions, Propositions, and the Space Between

Panel Two

John Paul Ricco
University of Toronto
Coexistence Separated and Inseparable

Jacques Khalip
Brown University
Utopian Sleep

Leticia Alvarado
Brown University
Contours in the Sheets

(Distributed September 23, 2016)

A Talk and Film Screening by Mieke Bal

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Pembroke Hall 305 

Thinking in Film: Doubt as Reason
4:00 pm lecture

Screening of Reasonable Doubt 
5:00 pm, followed by Q&A with writer/director Mieke Bal 

Mieke Bal is a theorist, art writer, critic, filmmaker, video artist, and curator.  She is Professor Emeritus in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.

(Distributed September 22, 2016)
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