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.

Kubrick's Men's Pictures

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Pembroke Hall 305

Richard Rambuss
Professor of English, Brown University

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s oeuvre amounts to a sustained meditation on men and the male condition, not only in the present, but also in history and in the future.  The through-line for Kubrick’s body of work is not simply violence and sex, but a pressurized exertion of masculinity in unusual, often extreme circumstances, where it may be mightily taxed or exaggerated to various effects, tragic or comic—or distorted, undone, mechanically reconfigured, metamorphosed.  This lecture focuses on the early Kubrick, including his work as a cub photographer for Look magazine from 1945 -1950, his short-form documentaries, and his early noir boxing feature film Killer’s KissDownload the poster for this lecture.

The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman’77, P’06, P’09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

(Distributed March 9, 2014)

From Patients to Consumers: The Latest Developments in Health Care and What They Mean for You

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by Ulle Holt ’66
Wellesley Hills, MA

We all consume health care, but most of us don’t consider ourselves to be consumers when it comes to our medical care. Now comes the Affordable Care Act, an explosion in mhealth (mobile health) applications, insurance policies that shift costs to us, and contracts that put hospitals on a budget. In this changing landscape, we become consumers in a system that we may not know how to navigate. WBUR health reporter Martha Bebinger ’93 will share what she’s learned in her extensive research and reporting on health care in Massachusetts and beyond.

(Distributed February 12, 2014)

Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg Appointed Director of the Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center is pleased to announce that Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies, has been appointed director of the Pembroke Center as of July 1, 2014. Stewart-Steinberg has been a member of the Center’s faculty advisory board since 2007, directed the Center’s Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration from 2007-2010, and served as interim director of the Center during the 2010-11 academic year. Stewart-Steinberg was the Chesler-Mallow Senior Faculty Research Fellow and led the Pembroke Seminar, “The Question of Consent,” in 2011-12.

(Distributed December 16, 2013)

"Capitalism and the Common Good: What's Left of Marx?"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 5:00 pm, Pembroke Hall 305

Please join us for the first Pembroke Center Research Lecture of the academic year when we welcome Ronald G. Suny, PhD, Professor of Social and Political History and Director of the Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies at the University of Michigan.

(Distributed October 22, 2013)
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