Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.
ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation: A sweeping, unsettling portrait of today’s America
Special Event | October 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Alumni House
New Yorker magazine reporter, Andrew Marantz, will discuss the chilling trends and discoveries described in his powerful new book, ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.
Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.
Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Christopher L. Miller, Yale University
Christopher L. Miller, Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of African American Studies and French at Yale University, will give a public lecture related to his most recent book, Impostors (Chicago University Press, 2018).
Lecture | October 25 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
The second of a series of conversations focusing on the "how" of composition by bringing together a group of master practitioners working across a wide range of forms and media.
Reading - Nonfiction | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Main Library
Professor Nikki Jones, College Writing Programs
Nikki Jones to be Featured Wednesday, October 30,
In Berkeley Writers at Work Series
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2019 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.
Professor Jones is the... More >
Lecture: English Department and Affiliated | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | University Press Books
Ian Duncan will be discussing his new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, the first full-length study of the interaction of European fiction (Goethe to George Eliot) with early evolutionary science (Buffon to Charles Darwin).
We invite submission of discussion questions ahead of time. Please forward them to Meaghan Kilmartin and let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous.... More >
Lecture: English Department and Affiliated | November 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Please mark your calendars for an upcoming talk hosted by the Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium. Leif Weatherby will be presenting a paper titled, "Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign" on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in Wheeler 300.
Leif is an Associate Professor of German at NYU and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German... More >
Lecture | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carringtons feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an apprentice crone who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.
Lecture: English Department and Affiliated | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall
Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University
Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Department Lounge, 330
Please join us to contribute to, or simply enjoy, a recitation of sonnets on Thursday, October 10, 5-6:30 in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 330).
For those who wish to contribute: bring a sonnet, from any time period by any author, to recite--from memory, if possible (though a "cheat sheet" is fine and use of one would not elicit disdain).
Surrealism Then, Now: Snapshots of Critically Engaged Art: Inside the Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100
Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 2-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Presented by University of California, Berkeleys Consortium on Surrealism @100 (organized by UC Berkeleys Program in Critical Theory).
This afternoon symposium and discussionorganized by UC Berkeleys Program in Critical Theory will feature two panels of literary and cultural critics wholl reconsider Surrealism: its histories, its afterlives, and its resonances in art and politics today.... More >
Townsend Book Chat with Sugata Ray: Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850
Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In the north Indian pilgrimage region of Braj, the landscape is considered sacred. Ray shows how this place-centered theology and its art emerged in the wake of the climatic catastrophe of the Little Ice Age (ca. 15501850).
Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Stefania Michelucci, University of Genoa, Italy
In 1926 and 1927, the British writer D.H. Lawrence visited some Etruscan sites with an American friend, the painter Earl Brewster, and seriously considered the Etruscans as a possible subject for a book which had to be half travel-book, scientific too. In this lecture, Professor Stefania Michelucci will discuss how Lawrence's visit turned into an opportunity to reveal the dichotomy between two... More >
Lecture | November 21 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Jane Taylor will present the Foerster lecture on Thursday, November 21, 2019 titled "On Uncertainty." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Lavery examines the contradictory role as both rival empire and cradle of exquisite beauty played by Japan in the Victorian imagination.
Special Event | September 30 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Come learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students at our 2019 Study Abroad Fair!
Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cals signature event of the year for education abroad.
A full list of Exhibitors will be posted closer to the event date.