Past Events

Wednesday, October 7, 12:00pm
Min Song, Boston College
On The Children of 1965:  On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, October 6, 5:30pm
A Reading by Donald Antrim
Pearlman Lounge

Thursday, September 10, 12:00pm
From Golden Balls to The Golden Bowl: Reading, Bargaining, Emotions
English Faculty Lunch Talks: William Flesch
Rabb 119, DuBois Lounge



Wednesday, October 14, 5:30pm
A Reading by Kirun Kapur
Pearlman Lounge

Brandeis is thrilled to welcome Kirun Kapur for a reading.  She will be leading the Spring, 2016 Directed Writing: Poetry workshop.  This is an opportunity for students to meet our newest instructor. Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist. She is director of the New England arts program The Tannery Series and serves as poetry editor at The Drum Literary Magazine.

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00pm
English Faculty Lunch Talks: Florian Sedlmeier
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, November 3, 5:30pm
A Reading by Andrea Cohen and Alexandra Teague
Pearlman Lounge

We are honored to welcome two poets who will read from their newest collections. Andrea Cohen is the author of four books of poems, including the recent Furs Not Mine.  She directs the Writers House at Merrimack College ( Alexandra Teague, whose new book is The Wise and Foolish Builderswon the California Book Award for Mortal Geography and teaches at University of Idaho (

Thursday, November 4, 3:30
Close Looking Series, Mandel Center for the Humanities
"World War 1 Posters”
Michelle Mann (History) and Dave Sherman (English) Archives and Special Collections
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Wednesday, November 11, 12-2
John Burt (English), Abigail Cooper (History), & Mariana Oller (Wellesley's Special Collections Dept.)
Collections of Civil War letters
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Thursday, November 12, 9:30-12
2nd-year PhD Symposium
International Lounge, Usdan

Friday, April 1
Graduate Student Conference
Details TBD