Upcoming Events

2021-2022

Jennifer DeLeon Reading

March 2, 2022

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Zoom

Jennifer DeLeon will read from her work. Part of Creative Writing Series.

Jennifer De Leon is author of the YA novel Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Simon & Schuster) which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection, and the essay collection White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing (UMass Press), which is a recipient of the Juniper Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She is also the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press), an anthology that won an International Latino Book Award. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University and faculty member in the MFA in Program at Bay Path University, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals including Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and more. Jenn makes her home outside the Boston area with her husband and two sons. Her next YA novel, Borderless, is forthcoming in August, 2022. Also on the way are two children’s picture books—So Many Gifts, and a biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchú. Connect with her @jdeleonwriter on Instagram and Twitter or at her website: www.jenniferdeleonauthor.com

Arboreal Humanities: Trees, Art, Activism

March 4, 2022

Afternoon

Speakers include Eleanor Kaufman (Comparative Literature, UCLA) and Bo Zheng (environmental artist and filmmaker, Shanghai).

Sponsored by the Contemporaneity Group.

March 14, 2022

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303

Poet Rajiv Mohabir is the author of two books of poetry and four chapbooks, including Thunder in the Courtyard: Kajari Poems and the Ghostbird Press inaugural chapbook prize winning Acoustic Trauma. Mohabir has received numerous other awards including the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books for his book The Taxidermist's Cut, a Voices of Our Nation's Artists Foundation Fellowship, and the New Immigrant Writing Award from Restless Books for his memoir Antiman. He is currently a professor for the BFA/MFA program in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing department at Emerson University and the Translations Editor at Waxwing Journal.

Following his poetry reading, Mohabir will be in conversation with Brandeis University's Professor Faith Smith (AAAS and English).

Open to the public.

page of old book

March 17, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303

A Faculty Lunch Symposium with Dorothy Kim (English & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.

Performing Climate Justice with Jean-Luc Pierite

March 17, 2022

5:00 - 6:20 pm
Zoom

Join this open session of Prof. Tom King's ENG 113b, Performing Climate Justice, with Jean-Luc Pierite, President, Board of Directors, North American Indian Center of Boston, and climate justice activist. We'll be discussing the relation between Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice, Water Protectors, and resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure.

Funded by the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, with gratitude to Mary Fischer, Associate Director, Office of Sustainability, and the BSF funding committee.

books and file cabinet

March 25, 2022

Conference schedule

Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303 and via Zoom (register for Zoom link

English Graduate Student Conference
With keynote speaker Kimberly Bain
Questions? Contact brandeisgradconference2022@gmail.com.

Peter Frumhoff
Performing Climate Justice with Peter C. Frumhoff

March 29, 2022

5:00 - 6:20 pm
Zoom

Join this open session of Prof. Tom King's ENG 113b, Performing Climate Justice, with Peter C. Frumhoff, Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. We'll be discussing a just transition framework and the role of creativity and the arts in facilitating a just transition from fossil fuels and racialized, extractive capitalism. Peter C. Frumhoff served through 2021 as the longtime chief climate scientist and director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. At UCS, he led strategies and initiatives to bring robust scientific expertise to bear on informing public understanding and motivating public policies; guided science, equity and innovation post-doctoral fellowships and served as senior liaison with the scientific community, policymakers and the media.

Funded by the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, with gratitude to Mary Fischer, Associate Director, Office of Sustainability, and the BSF funding committee.

Toibin event poster

March 30, 2022

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanties G03

Speaker: Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Open to the public. Followed by a reception in the MCH Atrium from 5:30-6:30.

Toibin poster

March 31, 2022

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Schwartz 112

Speaker: Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities
Columbia University

Open to the public.

book cover

Dark Traffic, poems by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Joan Naviyuk Kane Reading

April 6, 2022

5:30 pm
Zoom

Poet Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from Ugiuvak and Qawiaraq. The author of eight collections of poetry and prose, she is a lecturer in the department of studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora at Tufts, and teaches creative writing at Harvard, Tufts, and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She raises her sons in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kane will read from her work. PhD students Jenny Factor and Nai Kim will lead the discussion, during which attendees are encouraged to ask questions. This is part of the Brandeis Creative Writing Reading Series.

GOGO: Give One, Get One Book Exchange

April 11, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Rabb Steps

English and Creative Writing UDR-hosted book exchange. Give a book, take a book. Attach a sticky note or card stating why someone else who picks up this book will love it as much as you do.

Rain date 4/12.

Creative Writing Senior Honors Reading

May 5, 2022

5:30 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium and Zoom (Register here for the Zoom link.)

Come hear graduating Creative Writing honors students read from their final projects. Then stay on for a reception (out on the patio of the weather is nice).

Check out Facebook to meet some of the presenters.

English Senior Honors Reading

May 9, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mandel Center for the Humanities Atrium and Zoom (Register here for the Zoom link.)

Come hear graduating English honors students present from their final projects. Then stay on for a reception (out on the patio of the weather is nice).

Check out Facebook to meet some of the presenters.