Panel Discussion | November 5 | 3-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall
Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley; Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College; Tariq Omar Ali, Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art History, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of English, Masters of Development Practice, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of History
A panel discussion on recent scholarship on Bangladesh-related studies with Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Tariq Omar Ali, and Poulomi Saha.
Reading - Literary | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Eric Falci, Professor of English, UC Berkeley
Join the IES Irish Studies Program for a reading of selections from Late Along the Edgelands, the first book of poems by Eric Falci.
Eric Falci is the former director of the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program and professor in the Department of English, where he teaches and writes about Irish and British poetry.
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TSH Talk Tuesday at 5 pm: Margaret Fuller, Transcendental Gossip, and the Strange Case of Electrical Psychology
Lecture: English Department and Affiliated | November 5 | 5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Kim Adams, Lecturer, College Core Curriculum at New York University
We cordially invite you to join the Theories of Science and the Humanities Working Group for a talk tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5) by Kim Adams of NYU English. The talk will take place at 5:00 pm in 330 Wheeler (the English Department lounge). Please note that this is a room change from the previous announcement!
Kim will be discussing her recent research on mesmerism and 19th-century feminism... More >
Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall
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: English Department and Affiliated | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in date
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).
Lecture | November 15 | 3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall
Hilton Als, (Associate Professor of Writing, Columbia University; Theatre Critic and Staff Writer for The New Yorker; Feature Writer and Reviewer, New York Review of Books; winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism) will be presenting work from his book in progress, I Don't Remember, on AIDS, friendship, and New York in the late 1980s.
Friday November 15th
Maude Fife Room,... More >
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 >
Lecture | November 19 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe room, 220 Stephens
Writer, journalist, and scholar Carlo Rotella is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Scott Saul.
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: English Department and Affiliated | November 20 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Jane Taylor will present her research on two diarists of the South African WarSol Plaatje and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Her talk considers the fact that Plaatje and Doyle both wrote about the Siege of Mafeking, a significant moment in the narrative of the South African (Boer) War. Taylor will discuss what the Siege writings do and do not reveal about empire, sentiment, and the uncanny.
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Jane Taylor: On Uncertainty: Wittgenstein: Habits of Thought and Thoughts of Habit
Lecture | November 21 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Taylor's lecture is about uncertainty. The lecture will be accessible and interesting to a broad audience. She will be engaged with the English, Drama, and other departments on campus as her work is widely respected.
Conference/Symposium | November 22 | 1:30-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220)
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Theater and Performance Studies (Stanford), Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Stanford)
A spate of new translations is bringing the writers and artists of Moscow Conceptualism to an English-language readership for the first time. Even as they drew on currents in western art, the Moscow Conceptualists (1970s-1980s) were distinguished by a singular focus on the Soviet experience, from the legacies of the avant-garde to the official culture of the Era of Stagnation. Serving as an... More >