Past Events

Thursday, September 15
Spect-actors Change the Script towards more Equality and Inclusion: A Forum Theater Event 
2:30-5:00pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Events

Fall 2016 Events

Wednesday, September 28th 
A Reading by Rebecca Morgan Frank
2016 Ziskind Poet-in-Residence
5:30pm
Pearlman Lounge

Please help us welcome the newest visiting poet-in-residence at Brandeis. Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of two collections of poetry, Little Murders Everywhere and The Spokes of Venus.  Her third collection, which was the winner of the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript in progress, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared such places as Ploughshares, Harvard Review, New England Review, Literary Imagination, Anthropology & Humanism, and elsewhere. Her art song and digital music collaborations with composers have been performed and exhibited across the US. She is the co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious (www.memorious.org)

Monday, October 10
"Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts"
Hubert Zapf
University of Augsburg
12:00pm
Mandel Reading Room

Friday, October 14
"Radicalizing the Root: The Return of Philosophical Anthropology to the Critique of Political Economy"
Jason Read
Philosophy, Univ of Southern Maine
2:00pm
DuBois, Rabb 119

Tuesday, October 18
Panel discussion on publishing with several fiction writers
5:30pm
Pearlman Lounge

Monday, November 7 
"Speculative Utopianism: Colonial Debt, British Identity, and Victorian Literature"
Philip Steer
Massey University, New Zealand
12:00pm
DuBois, Rabb 119

Philip completed an MA at Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD at Duke University. He taught for one year at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, before returning to New Zealand in 2010 to join Massey's School of English and Media Studies at the Palmerston North campus. He  has published a variety of essays on the relationship between literary form and cultural politics in New Zealand and Britain's nineteenth-century settler empire. In 2011 he was awarded a Marden Fast-Start Grant for a book project exploring the transnational and transcolonial linkages between New Zealand, Britain and Australia in the nineteenth century, provisionally titled Borders of Britishness: Settler Colonialism, Literary Form, and Greater Britain, 1829-1915.

Tuesday, November 8
2nd-year PhD symposium
9:30-12
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, November 16 
Tom Perrota
New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer.  Author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers, and many other books.
5:30pm
Location TBD

Tuesday, Nov 29 @ 12:30
Lunch lecture series featuring Kurt Cavender, Erin Erhart, and Emily Fine
DuBois/Rabb 119

Thursday, February 16 Time/Location TBD
Carl Phillips, Poet

Friday, March 31 Time/Location TBD
Graduate Student Conference

Thursday, April 6 Time/Location TBD
Nancy Jo Sales
Journalist and author of American Girls, Social Media and the Secret Language of Teenagers

Thursday, May 4 Time/Location TBD
Reading, Senior Thesis Creative Writers