Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 pm
Usdan International Lounge
New York Post film critic, blogger, and author, Farran Smith Nehme, will be speaking on "Hollywood History, Hollywood Fiction."
Her recent novel Missing Reels is described as an utterly winning, wholly delightful, totally cinematic debut novel of young love, old movies, and an epic search for a long-lost silent film.
October 15 at 2:00 pm
American Studies is co-sponsoring Professor Helle Porsdam from the American Studies Department of the University of Copenhagen who will speaking about "Cultural Rights: The New Human Rights Frontier." Professor Porsdam will discuss if cultural rights are the new frontier of human rights, then how do we both celebrate and protect humankind’s creativity and traditions? At the universal level, cultural rights are recognized in the rights to education, to participate in cultural life and to benefit from scientific progress. Professor Porsdam asks how should we frame cultural rights--as individual or collective? How do we reconcile claims of access to knowledge and culture with the rights of indigenous groups to protect their culture as a form of empowerment?
October 17 - 18
The 2015 American Studies conference will be honoring Professor Joyce Antler'63. Re: Joyce - Women Changing the World, is a symposium of over 20 speakers, a reading of "Year One of the Empire" a play written by Elinor Fuchs and Joyce Antler. Professor Antler is the Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Women's and Gender Studies, and will be retiring in 2016 after more than 30 years of inspiring students at Brandeis University. Click for more information
Thursday, October 22 at 4:00 pm
Dane Morrison is a Professor of History at Salem State University and the author of "True Yankees: the South Seas and the Discovery of American Identity." He will be speaking about his latest research, tracing early American voyages to the East Indies and exploring how representations of that experience in the public sphere contributed to the construction of an American national identity.
Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm
Schwartz Hall, Auditorium
Rachel Gordan is in residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. She will be presenting a screening of Elia Kazan's classic "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947) which is based on Laura Z. Hobson's 1947 novel of the same name. Professor Gordan is currently working on a book entitled "How Does One Fight Such Things? A Gentleman's Agreement."