<< Week of June 21 >>

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Short History of Possible Histories: Lecture by Catherine Gallagher

Lecture | June 22 | 1-2 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Catherine Gallagher, English Department

 Humanities & Social Sciences Association (HSSA)

A Short History of Possible Histories

Gallagher’s talk will explore how the concept of other possible historical worlds first took hold in the eighteenth century and how it has developed up until our own time.  In addition to uncovering the hopes and fears, the expectations and disappointments, of previous generations, “counterfactual” histories continue to help us envision our possible futures

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Rock ’n’ Film: Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music

Lecture | June 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In his book Rock ’n’ Film: Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music, David E. James explores how rock’s capacity for cultural empowerment and its usefulness as a driver of commerce and profit were reproduced in various kinds of cinema: independent documentaries and concert films including Monterey Pop and Gimme Shelter, narrative films such as King Creole and Privilege, and the experimental cinema of...   More >