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Monday, September 14, 2015

After Honor: From Egil Skallagrimsson to Karl Ove Knausgaard

Lecture | September 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall


Per Thomas Andersen, University of Oslo

Department of Scandinavian


The old Norse culture was an extreme honor culture, as depicted in the Icelandic sagas. Today, however, Western honor culture is impaired. The reasons might be of several kinds. One could emphasize the individualization of Western cultural values. In a historical perspective one could point to the fact that the two World Wars totally discharged any credible honor culture in the Western world...   More >

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Berkeley Book Chat with Irina Paperno: “Who, What Am I?”: Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Lecture | September 16 | 12-12:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Irina Paperno gives an account of Tolstoy's lifelong attempt to find adequate ways to represent the self, to probe its limits, and to arrive at an identity not based on the bodily self and its accumulated life experience.


All Audiences

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Fall 2015 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Presentation | December 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)


Berkeley Language Center


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