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 >
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.
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens | Canceled
In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carringtons feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Anne Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an apprentice crone who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.
Lecture | March 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 210 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
With a manuscript in hand, it can be difficult to figure out whether to aim for a traditional New York publishing deal or to go the self-publishing route.
Are New York deals more lucrative?
Is the technology involved in self-publishing difficult to learn?
What about marketing?
In this one-day workshop, find out the pros and cons of each approach and be able to make informed,... More >
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.