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CFP: Brandeis Novel Symposium

August 30th, 2018

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https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/08/22/graphic-novel-brandeis-novel-symposium

Brandeis Novel Symposium

April 12, 2019

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2018

The third annual Brandeis Novel Symposium will address the graphic novel, with particular attention to three texts: Sonny Liew’s The Art of Chan Hock Chaye, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.  We welcome paper that approach these texts and their genres from any perspective.  Topics might include issues of fictionality, cultural translation, media, visual semiotics, political identity, genre history, sociology of reading, aesthetics, and more.

Papers may also use one of these three texts as a provocation or jumping off point into theoretical considerations of graphic novels or comics.  In addition, we welcome papers that are not centered on any particular text: e.g., papers raising conceptual or theoretical questions about the graphic novel as a literary form and cultural practice.

Programs for previous years of the Brandeis Novel Symposium can be found here and here.

Please send abstracts of 300 words by October 15 to Pu Wang (pwang@brandeis.edu) and David Sherman (davidsherman@brandeis.edu).  Decisions by November 1.

Humanities Small Seminar Guide Fall 2018

June 26th, 2018

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Attached is a brochure advertising seminar-style courses that will be offered in the Division of the Humanities for the Fall 2018 semester. Please click the link below for the full list:

Fall 2018 Small Seminar Guide

 

 

Humanities Small Seminar Guide – Spring 2018

December 1st, 2017

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Attached is a brochure advertising seminar-style courses that will be offered in the Division of the Humanities for the Spring 2018 semester. Please click the link below for the full list:

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Film: “The Lives of Others”

December 1st, 2017

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We invite you to our film screening of THE LIVES OF OTHERS (“Das Leben der Anderen”) in Shiffman 219 on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7pm!
This award-winning film will be presented with English subtitles, and the screening is open to all who are interested in enjoying this movie, in learning about that period of German history, and thanks to our sponsor, the Center for German and European Studies, in free pizza!
To allow us keeping count and ordering food, please use our RSVP-Link.
Here’s a link to the trailer, and below a short description:
TRAILER
At once a political thriller and human drama, THE LIVES OF OTHERS begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. THE LIVES OF OTHERS traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe, best known for his lead roles in Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES and as Dr. Mengele in Costa-Gavras’ AMEN), a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. His mission is to spy on a celebrated writer and actress couple, Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) and Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck).

Upcoming Event: What Do I Do With My Humanities Major?

October 30th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Quebec Culture Day

September 20th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Italy Calls Africa

September 20th, 2017

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Upcoming Event: Bridging the Two Cultures

September 15th, 2017

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Humanities Small Seminar Guide – Fall 2017

September 1st, 2017

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Attached is a brochure advertising seminar-style courses that will be offered in the Division of the Humanities for the Fall 2017 semester. Please click the link below for the full list:

 

 

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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.

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