Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life
Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetuss famed handbook on Stoicism.
Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality
Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University
This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.
Performing Arts - Theater | March 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)
Shanti Pillai; Marc Gomes, Third Space Performance Lab
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Asian American Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies Faculty Working Group on Gender and the Transpacific, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Two performers of unusual talents rehearse how they will delight and confound a group of earnest scholars. Intent on conjuring the colonial object of inquiry who refuses to cooperate and the privileged angst of the postcolonial, diasporic intellectual, the performers grappleliterallywith the gendered, raced, and sexual assumptions that construct knowledge. Multiple performance codes intersect... More >
Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | March 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Aditi Machado, with an introductory reading by Lindsay Choi.