Past Events

Tuesday, Dec 6 @ 12:30
Lunch lecture series featuring Kurt Cavender, Erin Erhart, and Emily Fine
Mandel Reading Room

Wednesday, November 16 

Tom Perrotta
New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and producer.  Author of ElectionLittle Children, and The Leftovers, and many other books.
Schwartz Auditorium
A Dafna Zamarripa-Gesundheit Event

Tuesday, November 8
2nd-year PhD symposium
Mandel Reading Room

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

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

Tuesday, October 18
How to Get Published Panel
Pearlman Lounge


Spring 2017 Events

Thursday, February 16
Carl Phillips, Poet
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

In addition to Reconnaissance (FSG, 2015), winner of the 2016 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry, Carl Phillips is the author of twelve previous books of poetry, most recently Silverchest (FSG, 2013) and Double Shadow (FSG, 2011).  Phillips has also published two books of prose, The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Graywolf, 2015), and Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (Graywolf, 2004); and has translated Sophocles’s Philoctetes (Oxford, 2004).  A finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, his honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Award, two Lambda Literary Awards, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets, for which he served as a Chancellor (2006-2012).  Currently the judge for the Yale Younger Poets Series, Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Co-sponsored by WGS, AAAS, and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.

Monday, March 6 @11am in DuBois/Rabb 119
Jennifer Reed,
Kay Fellow 18th-Century Studies
“‘As well might my fortune only have crossed the ocean’: Containing the Caribbean in the Eighteenth-Century Sentimental Novel.”

Wednesday, March 22 @ 10:30 in DuBois/Rabb 119
Seung Jin Baek, 2016-17 Visiting Scholar
"Judith Butler in Films.”
Frank Wang, 2016-17 Visiting Scholar
“Clarel and Critique of Orientalism.”

Friday, March 31 Time/Location TBD
Graduate Student Conference

Monday, April 3 @ 1pm in Mandel Reading Room
Prof. Margaret Cohen, Comparative Literature and English, Stanford University

Thursday, April 6
Nancy Jo Sales
Journalist and author of American Girls, Social Media and the Secret Language of Teenagers
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Friday, April 21
John Beller
Pratt Institute
"The Message is Murder"
2pm in DuBois/Rabb 119

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:30 in DuBois/Rabb 119
Josh Lederman, Lecture in Rhetoric & Composition and English
“Writing Pedagogy: Rethinking Argumentation”

Friday, April 28
The Brandeis Novel Symposium: Novel Reality

Thursday, May 4
Reading, Senior Thesis Creative Writers
Harlan Chapel