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Brown Bag Biography Event
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Brown Bag Biography, a weekly series of public talks on issues and activities in life writing, is CBR’s longest running outreach program. Currently numbering over 500 talks, since 1988 the Brown Bags have been held on Thursdays at noon during the fall and spring academic semesters, and have featured presentations by UH faculty, students, and staff, visiting scholars, and community members.


For more information, please contact biograph[at]hawaii.edu, call 956-3774, or see our facebook page, at http://www.facebook.com/CBRHawaii




Brown Bag Biography:
Discussions of Life Writing by & for Town & Gown

Spring Semester 2012

Jan. 26
“Sodomy and Racial Difference in Early Barbary Captivity Narratives”
Greta LaFleur, Department of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Feb. 2
“De l’écriture orale”
Flora Devatine, Cofounder of Littérama‘ohi, Ramées de Littérature Polynésienne, author, and scholar


Feb. 9
“Encountering Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man: The Politics of Textual Revision”
Barbara Foley, Department of English, Rutgers University
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, 1881 East West Road
This special event is cosponsored by the Departments of American Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, and History.


Feb. 16
“‘She was their light’: Yeiko Mizobe So and the Japanese Women’s Home for Abused Picture Brides”
Kelli Nakamura, Liberal Arts Program, University of Hawai‘i at Kapi‘olani Community College


Feb. 23
“Re-Writing Rapa Nui Prehistory and the (not so?) Surprising Reactions”
Terry Hunt, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Mar. 1
“Confessions of a Debut Novelist”
Richard Tillotson, playwright and novelist


Mar. 8
“The Queen and I: Mapping the Political and Personal”
Sydney Iaukea, author and educator


Mar. 15
“Critical Approaches to Dalit Life Writing”
S. Shankar, Department of English, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Mar. 22
“Life into Art”
Joseph Tanke, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Apr. 5
“Mixing History and Fiction: A Mystery”
Victoria Kneubuhl, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter


Apr. 12
“‘They all want to be Indiana Jones’: Tales of Life, Death, and the Mountaineering Industry in the Argentine Andes”
Joy Logan, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa


Apr. 19
“The Emergence of Earth Rights in Public International Law: Its Importance to Island Communities in the Pacific and Beyond to Save Our Planet”
Joshua Cooper, human rights activist, trainer, and educator


Apr. 26
“Between Biographies, Collective Autobiographies, and Fiction: The Red Army Faction in Literature and in History”
Christina Gerhardt, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures of Europe and the Americas, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa




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