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For information about the Brandeis Encore Series, contact:

Tamar Vogel
Assistant Director Communications & Programming
(781) 736-4168 

To request an Encore program, contact:

Dania Khandaker
Department Coordinator

Each Encore program costs $20.

The Encore Series

Bringing You the Best of Brandeis

Through shared learning with the Brandeis University community, The Encore Series and New Student Forum utilizes videotaped presentations of renowned authors, Brandeis faculty and students. These programs appeal to the student in each of us and shares a taste of Brandeis. For over ten years, the Brandeis National Committee has offered reading along with the incoming freshman class of Brandeis through the New Student Forum. Experience going back to school!

The DVDs can be screened in small-group settings or can easily be projected for larger groups. The Encore Series includes the DVD and study guide.

NEW: Citizen: An American Lyric (2017)
By Claudia Rankin


Winner of the National Book Critics award in poetry, Claudia Rankine's book recounts mounting racial aggressions in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. In essay, image and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary society.

Available now!

NEW: Oryx & Crake (2016)
By Margaret Atwood


An unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human. Mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved, Jimmy shares a new world and questions of survival. Read with the Brandeis class of 2020! Contact the National Office at 781-736-7588 for details.

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HousekeepingGhostThe Known World

A good fallFun HomeOld School

Oscar WaoThe Places In BetweenYellow


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How to Read the BibleBlindspot

PolioProfiles in Courage