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Upcoming Event: Discussing “An African City” with Nicole Amarteifio ’04

April 24th, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26
5-7:30 p.m.


Nicole Amarteifio ’04 is the creator and executive producer of the hit African television and web series “An African City.” The show, which CNN and the BBC have called Africa’s answer to “Sex and the City,” follows the lives of five young African women who have recently resettled in Accra, Ghana (Amarteifio’s hometown), after living abroad for most of their lives.

Following the screening of an episode of the program that takes on the tense and tender ties between Africans and African-Americans, Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies, will interview Amarteifio.

Wasserman Cinematheque
Sachar International Center
Brandeis University

Program
5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-7:30 p.m. – Screening and conversation

The event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event: Jonathan Beller Lecture

April 10th, 2017

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Jonathan Beller (Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute, NYC) is one of the foremost theorists of the visual turn and the attention economy.  His work on the history of cinema emphasizes the way that the screen-image has altered all aspects of social life.  His books and edited volumes includeThe Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (2006), Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle and the World-Media System (2008), and Feminist Media Theory (2012).  Beller also serves on the Editorial Collective of Social Text
 
His talk on April 21st, 2 pm, in the DuBois Room is entitled “The Message is Murder:  Theses on Computational Capitalism.”
 
Sponsored by English, Art History, Computer Science, and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.  

Upcoming Event: Comparative Humanities Program Capstone Symposium

April 7th, 2017

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Comparative Humanities Program Capstone Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb Graduate Center 119)

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the Comparative Humanities MA Class of 2017! The graduating master’s students in the Comparative Humanities Program (MACH) will present their capstone projects.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/uT4anLp5j2h4xGAD3

Upcoming Event: Nancy Jo Sales Lecture

March 30th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Worlding Realisms

March 24th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Lilith Magazine and Jewish Feminism

March 15th, 2017

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LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD
​​A symposium celebrating the Lilith magazine archives and Jewish feminist collections at Brandeis University
​March 26 – 27​, 2017​

Kindly R.S.V.P. to Erin Warnke (warnke@brandeis.edu) by March 22

Join us as we look at Lilith’s “independent, Jewish & frankly feminist” history in the context of 40 years of its archives—manuscripts, photographs, letters, cover art, notes, drafts, and much more, spanning approximately 70 linear feet and forming a cornerstone of Jewish feminist archival collections in the Brandeis Library.

Sunday afternoon will feature a panel of writers and activists discussing themes ​Lilith has explored in over four decades of feminist transformation, ​with a reception to follow.
Monday will include a special conversation in the archives with Lilith’s editor in chief.

​For details of the event, please visit the event website here: go.brandeis.edu/lilith.
​​Sponsored by the following units of Brandeis University:
American Studies; Journalism; Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; English; Creativity, the Arts and Social Transformation; International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; Brandeis Alumni & Friends; Hadassah-Brandeis Institute; Office of the Provost; Creative Writing; Women’s Studies Research Center; University Archives & Special Collections
and generously supported by Elaine Reuben ’63.

Upcoming Event: An Evening with Ocean Vuong

March 13th, 2017

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An Evening with Ocean Vuong
Thursday, March 30, 5:30 pm
Mandel Atrium
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1158674777577203/

 
Who gets to write the poems we read? This reading by Ocean Vuong breaks the stereotype about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in media (or lack thereof) and will inspire future artists and performers within the Brandeis community to write and engage and share their stories. The reading will be followed by a book signing, with books available for purchase.

Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Vuong also has two chapbooks: No (YesYes, 2013) and Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010). A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, and a Pushcart Prize. 

Hosted Vietnamese Student Association, Brandeis Asian American Task Force, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies committee. Cosponsored by Creative Writing, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, English, East Asian Studies, American Studies, German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature, and Queer People of Color Coalition.

Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Event: Michele Ronnick Lecture

March 13th, 2017

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“Black Women and Men: Classics in the Bay State and Beyond,” a lecture by Michele Ronnick of Wayne State University

Tuesday March 14, 2017 5:00 – 6:30 PM in Mandel 303 (reception to follow)

This talk traces the lineage of prominent Massachusetts African American intellectuals’ relationship to the Greek and Roman classics during the 19th century.

Contact Heidi McAllister at hmcallister@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Upcoming Event: Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media

March 9th, 2017

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You are cordially invited to
Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media:
Neil Gorsuch and the Dawn of the Trump Era Court

Thursday
March 9
4:30 – 6 pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library

Five Brandeis faculty members offer their thoughts on the Confirmation Hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, and what it might tell us about issues facing the country and our community.

Panelists:
Professors Anita Hill, Jeffrey Lenowitz, Eileen McNamara, Susan Parish, Michael Willrich with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
Cosponsors: Brandeis University, African and Afro-American Studies, American Studies, Heller, History, Journalism and Politics

Upcoming Event: An Evening with Olga Grjasnowa

February 28th, 2017

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Monday, March 6
7:00-8:30pm
 
Refreshments and Russian desserts will be served.

Olga Grjasnowa’s astounding debut novel is about young immigrants from all over the world who move to Berlin. One of them is Masha, a headstrong young woman who knows neither borders nor limits. She inhabits a world where all cultures and traditions merge. For Masha and her friends, the issue of origin and nationality is immaterial—they can survive anywhere. But there is nowhere they can really call home. Olga Grjasnowa was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, grew up in the Caucasus, and has spent extended periods in Poland, Russia, and Israel. She moved to Germany at the age of twelve and is a graduate of the German Institute for Literature/Creative Writing in Leipzig.

Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis; Co-sponsored by the Russian Studies program and the Russian Club.

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