Events in October 2016

       << Previous Month     Next Month >>

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 26
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31

Submit An Event

  • Bright Lights: Occupation of the American Mind with filmmakers

    Oct2520167:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Boston Palestine Film Festival

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

    Directed by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, documentary, 82 minutes USA, 2016.
    Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world—except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies.

    Discussion with filmmakers to follow. 


  • WLP Faculty and Alumni Reading Series: Gail Mazur and Rebecca Morgan Frank

    Oct2720164:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

    For more information please contact:
    Nicole Martignetti

    Gail Mazur's 7th collection, Forbidden City, was recently published by University of Chicago press in March, 2016. In 2011, University of Chicago Press published Gail Mazur's 6th collection of poetry, Figures in a Landscape. Her book, Zeppo's First Wife: New & Selected Poems, (Chicago, 2005) was winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award, a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. She is author of 4 earlier books of poetry, Nightfire, The Pose of Happiness, The Common, and They Can't Take That Away from Me (University of Chicago Press, 2001), which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001. Mazur has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the Radcliffe Institute and is founder of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Harvard Square.

    Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of two collections of poetry, The Spokes of Venus (Carnegie Mellon University Press 2016) and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon 2012), shortlisted for the 2013 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her third collection, Sometimes We're All Living in a Foreign Country, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in 2017-18. Her poems have appeared in such places as Ploughshares, New England Review, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review online, Guernica, 32 Poems, and Washington Square. She is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for her next manuscript-in-progress. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious, Frank will be the Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet in Residence at Brandeis University in Fall 2016.