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December 10th, 2018
Welcome to the Brandeis Novel Symposium, an annual one-day conference that will hold its third annual meeting Friday April 12, 2019. Each year, the conference will have a dual focus: both on a particular novel and on theoretical and scholarly questions raised by the novel more generally. This year’s theoretical and critical topics unfold around the question of the graphic novel: last year’s symposium was about science fiction and centered on The Three Body Problem; the inaugural event in 2017 was on Karl Ove Knausgard’s My Struggle.
This year, the BNS board has chosen to focus on another fascinating edge case, the graphic novel. Even that label is a disputable one: many scholars prefer to speak of comics, and many of the works classed as graphic novels do not fit the traditional genre criteria for the novel per se. Indeed, one of the two texts we have chosen, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, is a memoir. The other, Sonny Liew’s brilliant The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, has a fictional protagonist, but is studiously faithful to the historical upheavals around Singapore’s independence struggles. So we anticipate that the papers and the discussion will not only zero in on the particular attributes of the books in question, but will also radiate outward to reflect upon the questions of genre and categorization that make the evolving field of the graphic narrative arts so fascinating.
As always, we encourage but do not require you to read Fun Home and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye in advance of the conference: if you can, please buy them at an independent local store like Million Year Picnic or New England Comics. There will also be some discussion (and a mixed graduate and undergraduate seminar in the morning) that focuses on Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.
You can register here: https://bns2019.wordpress.com/register/
September 20th, 2017
September 20th, 2017
April 24th, 2017
Wednesday, April 26
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.
Sachar International Center
5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-7:30 p.m. – Screening and conversation
The event is free and open to the public.
April 10th, 2017
April 7th, 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
March 30th, 2017
March 24th, 2017
March 15th, 2017
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
March 13th, 2017
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.