Cal Day with Berkeley English

Holiday | April 13 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Amanda Goldstein, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Spend a day back in the Berkeley English classroom!

This year, for UC Berkeley's annual open house - CalDay 2019 - we here at the English Department are taking the opportunity to invite you, our alumni, back into the intellectual community of the department. We’ve put together a full day of events designed to immerse you in the experience of what it’s like to study English at Cal today, and we would love to see you there!

Here's the exciting day of lectures and events that we have in store. All lectures are taking place in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall.

Poetic Ecology and Industrial Revolution
11am - 12pm
How do Romantic-era conceptions of nature continue to help and hinder our responses to ecological crisis? Associate Professor Amanda Goldstein, author of Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life, has the answer.
Amanda Goldstein, Associate Professor

Alumni Lunch
Reconnect and meet new people at a lunch in the department lounge, 330 Wheeler Hall.

A Reading by Ishmael Reed
1pm - 2pm
Winner of the MacArthur Fellowship (the "Genius Grant") and many other prestigious fellowships and prizes, Ishmael Reed is one the most remarkable poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, jazz musicians, and public intellectuals of our time.
Ishmael Reed, Emeritus

Teaching Latinx Literature at Berkeley
2pm - 3pm
What is Latinx literature anyway? What does the "X" in Latinx stand for? Is the literature written in English or Spanish? Who are some of the best-known authors? Associate Professor Marcial González will answer these and other questions as he shares his experiences teaching Latinx literature in the Department of English.
Marcial Gonzalez, Associate Professor

To RSVP for the Alumni Lunch Reception, please email our Events Coordinator, Jenny Holland, at by Friday, April 5th. If you have any dietary restrictions, please mention that in your email.

We look forward to reconnecting with you all.