November 10, 2021
Join us for a virtual event with Joanne Diaz and Abram Van Engen, the hosts of Poetry for All, a podcast with one goal: “to make us fall in love again with poetry.” Initially created as a resource for educators teaching remotely during the pandemic, 20-minute episodes feature contemporary poets such as Toi Derricotte, Brenda Cárdenas, and Naomi Shihab Nye alongside John Milton, Countee Cullen, and William Carlos Williams. Poetry for All has been downloaded over 15K times and is in the top 5% of podcasts globally per listen. Diaz and Van Engen will discuss how they launched their podcast, why we should read and discuss poetry, what the digital humanities are, and any audience questions.
Abram Van Engen is an English professor at Washington University and Joanne Diaz is an English professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.
This event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences Co-Curricular Fund and Program in Creative Writing.
For questions, contact Grace Talusan email@example.com
Poetry for All Brandeis Edition: Student Episodes
November 4, 2021
HBI Project on Latin American Jewish and Gender Studies
7:00-8:00 pm EST
Please register for this event. Zoom links will be sent at least 24 hours prior to the event via email.
Professors Ruth Behar and Marjorie Agosín will discuss the intersecting and divergent paths they have taken as leading scholars in their respective fields of Anthropology and Spanish, producing works of fiction, most recently for a young adult audience.
Co-Sponsors: Brandeis Anthropology Department, Brandeis Creative Writing Program, Brandeis Hispanic Studies Program, Brandeis Gender & Sexuality Center, Brandeis Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Wellesley College Spanish Dept., J-Lats Princeton, Facing History and Ourselves, Museo Judío de Chile, CubaOne
Wednesday, November 3 at 4pm
Virtual Event. Register here.
Event considers the nature of public scholarship in order to think more broadly about what research output might look like beyond the typical scholarly monograph. It is part of the MCH’s new focus on what kind of work counts as research, who our intended audiences are, the impact of humanistic research, and how we can think more broadly about what humanists and humanistic social scientists can do in the world.
David Sterling Brown—a Shakespeare and premodern critical race studies scholar—is Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University
Maria Sachiko Cecire is an Associate Professor of Literature at Bard College, where she founded the academic program and Center for Experimental Humanities.
Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Bridge assistant professor in theater, dance, and performance studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Tufts University.
Marissa López is Professor of English and Chicana/o and Central American Studies at UCLA, researching Chicanx literature from the 19th century to the present.
October 26, 2021
Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature; and Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and shortlisted fort the PEN/Hemingway Award, The New York Public LibraryYoung Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. They are also the author of Dear Senthuran, published in June 2021 by Penguin Random House and the forthcoming YA novel Bitter, which will be published by Knopf Books this February. Selected as 5 under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.
Co-Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Creative Writing, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies.
October 22, 2021
This year’s focal text is Graham Greene’s The Quiet American. As in previous years, papers will explore these larger questions from diverse theoretical, historical, and formal angles, taking Greene’s novel either as focus or simply as a point of departure.
October 14, 2021Mandel Reading Room, 303
October 6, 2021
Torrey Peters is author of the groundbreaking, bestselling novel Detransition, Baby. The book has garnered widespread international praise and was nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Torrey has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She rides a pink motorcycle and splits her time between Brooklyn and an off-grid cabin in Vermont.
September 24, 2021
1-2pm, at the top of the Rabb steps
Please join us on Thursday, September 23th at 3:30 pm for this lecture from Dr. Len Cassuto, Professor of English at Fordham University and co-author of The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education. Location is MCH 303, Mandel Reading Room. This event is co-sponsored by GSAS and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
After the lecture, please stay for the Opening Reception for the Mandel Center for the Humanities from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Mandel Atrium.
Donika Kelly is the author of THE RENUNCIATIONS (Graywolf 2021) and BESTIARY (Graywolf). BESTIARY is the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry, and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The collection was also long listed for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for a Publishing Triangle Award for Lesbian Poetry and a Lambda Literary Award. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and member of the collective Poets at the End of the World, Donika has also received a Lannan Residency Fellowship, and a summer workshop fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic online, The Paris Review, and Foglifter. She currently lives in Iowa City and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches creative writing.