Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.
Lecture | October 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Julia Miele Rodas, Professor, English Department, Bronx Community College / CUNY co-chair, University Seminar in Disability, Culture, and Society at Columbia University
Abstract: Is the novel a form of autistic innovation? Presenting work from the recently published Autistic Disturbances (UMichP, 2018), Julia Miele Rodas will explore autistic dimensions of Robinson Crusoe. Interweaving conversation and formal reading, this talk will first consider how the novels themes of human isolation and imprisonment play into autism stereotypes. Ultimately, however, the... More >
Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall
The poet Sawako Nakayasu will give a reading of her work at 6:30 pm on Monday, 7 October, in the Maude Fife Room of Wheeler Hall (Wheeler 315) on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.
Sawako Nakayasu is the author of The Ants, Texture Notes, and Hurry Home Honey. She is also a translator of Japanese poetry and has received translation fellowships from the National Endowment for... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson
CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour
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 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Brian Ó Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame; Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Conradh na Gaeilge / Douglas Hyde Foundation
To mark the release of the new edition of "Douglas Hyde: My American Journey," the editors of Douglas Hyde's newly published diary and travelogue across North America shed light on his time and experiences at Berkeley and San Francisco and what they tell us about the local Irish community before the 1906 earthquake.
Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens, Townsend Center
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).
Colloquium: English Department and Affiliated | October 25 | 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Friday October 25th, 9:15am-5:00pm and Saturday October 26th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Location: Friday in 3401 Dwinelle Hall and Saturday in 300 Wheeler Hall
Colloquium sponsored by the France Berkeley Fund. Featured speakers include Marie Laniel (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Namwali Serpell (University of California, Berkeley), Claire Davison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Anne... More >
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 - Literary | October 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall
Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall
Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Unas Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.
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 | October 30 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Unas Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.
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 >