Events

2018 Events

Faculty Lunch Symposium*

February 8, 2018

12-1 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room, 303

'Lopsided Beings': Literature at the Limits of Global Capitalism

Speaker: Ulka Anjaria (English)

*open to faculty only

Poetry Reading: Rebecca Morgan Frank and Heather Treseler

February 13, 2018

12:30-2
Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, WSRC

Sad Valentine's Day Open Mic

February 13, 2018

7:30-9:30pm

Chum's

Get your pre-Valentine's blues out of the way with this open mic! Come share your worst love poetry and stories, write an anonymous love letter to a stranger, and enjoy Valentine's-themed snacks (ie. lots of chocolate)! Sponsored by the English and Creative Writing UDRs.


Sign-up to do yo thang here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EtLEqMxZTT7dYgsOeDqM1eQeumutlaanvVfHg1sHbG8/edit?usp=sharing

Sponsored by the English and Creative Writing UDRs

A Reading by Oliver de la Paz

February 28, 2018

5:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Chapel

Oliver de la Paz is the author of four poetry collections: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, Requiem for the Orchard, and Post Subject: A Fable. A founding member of Kundiman, de la Paz serves as the co-chair of the organization’s advisory board. He also serves on the Executive Board of Trustees for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. De la Paz teaches at the College of the Holy Cross and in the Low-Residency MFA Program at Pacific Lutheren University. 

Close Looking Series: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (The Bern Dibner Collection in the History of Science)

March 13, 2018

3:30-5 p.m.
Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

presented by James Morris (Biology) and John Plotz (English)

This interdisciplinary series features viewing of original art and manuscripts housed at Brandeis and discussions led by faculty members.

Mazaa: Rethinking Fun and Pleasure in South Asia

March 23, 2018

9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room, 303

A one-day workshop organized by Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria (Anthropology) and Ulka Anjaria (English)

March 24, 2018

Plenary Speaker: Professor Homi K. Bhabah, Harvard University

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Rick Rambuss Lecture

March 26, 2018

5-6:30pm

MCH Reading Room (303)

A Reading by Akhil Sharma

March 27, 2018

5:30 p.m.
Harlan Chapel

Akhil Sharma is the award-winning author of two novels and a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Best American Short Stories. Sharma— born in Delhi and raised in New Jersey—has received international recognition for his work and won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the Folio Prize, and the International Dublin Literary Award. He has studied at Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard Law School and teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers University.

Close Looking Series: "The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Collection of Early Music Imprints"

April 11, 2018

3:30-5 p.m.
Archives and Special Collections, Goldfarb Library

presented by Sarah Mead (Music) and Ramie Targoff (English)

This interdisciplinary series features viewing of original art and manuscripts housed at Brandeis and discussions led by faculty members.

Movie Night with Emilie Diouf

April 12, 2018

6:30pm

Location TBD

Ai Weiwei's "Human Flow"

Sponsored by the History of Ideas and the English Dept.

 

Brandeis Novel Symposium

April 20, 2018

Time/Location TBA

Michaela Henry

April 23, 2018

11-12pm

MCH Reading Room (303)

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Sponsored by the University Writing Program.

Reading, Senior Thesis Creative Writers

May 3, 2018

5:30 p.m.
Harlan Chapel

Past Events

Movie Night featuring John Plotz

February 1, 2018

6:20-7:50
Mandel G03

Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience Since Dickens

Speaker: John Plotz will introduce the Buster Keaton Film, Sherlock Jr.

Sponsored by the History of Ideas and the English Dept.

Bridging the Two Cultures: Science and the Humanities Faculty Lunch Symposium*

January 25, 2018

12-1 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room, 303

The Nature of Proof: Using Evidence in the Humanities and Sciences

James Haber (Biology), Govind Sreenivasan (History), Ramie Targoff (English), and John Wardle (Physics)

*open to faculty only

Matt Davis, Assistant Professor, UMASS Boston

November 15, 2017

Concept of transfer in composition studies

A Reading by Kaitlyn Greenidge

November 14, 2017

Semi-Detached: Buster Keaton and the Aesthetics of Virtual Experience

November 8, 2017

Speaker: John Plotz

Screening: "Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family"

November 2, 2017

Followed by a discussion with the director, Julia Creet (Department of English, York University, Toronto).

Co-organizers: Thomas Nolden, instructor ENG 160a and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

The Second Year PhD Symposium

October 31, 2017

Discussion: Writing the Holocaust - A Reading by Alicia Ostriker

October 19, 2017

Presented by Creative Writing
Co-sponsored by Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Etty: a one woman play directed by Austin Pendleton

October 10, 2017

Moderated by Dawn Skorczewski (English)
Respondents: Ellen Kellman (NEJS) and Andreas Teuber (Philosophy)

Presented by the Center for Experiential Learning
Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and the University Writing Program

Close Looking Series

October 4, 2017

"Viene qui Bella" by Carrie Moyer
presented by Tom King (English) and Susan Metrican (Fine Arts)

Presented by the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections