Upcoming Events

2021-2022

Film Screening: Candyman (2021)

November 19, 2021

In this exciting event sponsored by Mandel Center for the Humanities, FTIM, and the English/ Creative Writing Departments, please join us for a screening of the brand new, highly anticipated 2021 film Candyman. The screening will be followed by a critical conversation led by Brandeis English professor, Dr. Brandon Callender. The discussion will center on the ongoing reimagination of how Blackness is represented within the horror genre. Join the UDRs and faculty from the English, AAAS, and Film departments for the screening at 6pm, followed by a critical discussion at 7:30pm on November 19, 2021.

Due to licensing, seating will be limited so please pre-register using this link
Virtual Author Event with Lesley Tenorio

November 22, 2021

Monday, November 22nd

2 PM, REGISTER

Join us for a reading and discussion with Lysley Tenorio, author of the novel The Son of Good Fortune (HarperCollins, 2020)winner of the New American Voices Award, and the story collection Monstress (HarperCollins, 2012), named a book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. Currently, he is a Radcliffe Fellow researching and writing a novel, “The Children Go,” which explores the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) phenomenon through a mother whose seven children work as OFWs across the globe, one on each continent. Born in the Philippines, Tenorio lives in San Francisco, and is a professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. 

"A masterfully constructed story of identity and ambition and an authentic portrait  of an unforgettable Filipino family." Kirkus

“In this perceptive and sensitive novel, Lysley Tenorio views the troubled American dream through the eyes of Excel, an undocumented immigrant literally born in the air between the Philippines and the United States. The result, in The Son of Good Fortune, is a nuanced and subtle account of that most basic American dynamic: the melancholic and sometimes devastating fluctuation between promise and failure, happiness and its opposite.” – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

For questions, contact Grace Talusan at gracet01@brandeis.edu

January 27, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

Zoom

Speaker: Émilie Diouf (African and African American Studies, English, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public.

Jennifer DeLeon Reading

March 2, 2022

Wednesday, March 2
5:30-6:30

Jennifer DeLeon will read from her work. Part of Creative Writing Series. More info forth coming.

Announcing the Arboreal Humanities

March 4, 2022

Friday, March 4, Afternoon
More information forthcoming

Sponsored by the Contemporaneity Group

March 17, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

Speaker: Dorothy Kim (English & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Open to the public.

Beyond the Archive: Interpreting Silence

March 25, 2022

Friday, March 25

Beyond the Archive: Interpreting Silence

English Graduate Student Conference

March 30, 2022

MCH G03

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

Open to the public.

March 31, 2022

12:00-1:00PM

MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room

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

Open to the public.

March 31, 2022

MCH G03

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

Open to the public.