Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Townsend Book Chat with Grace Lavery: Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Lecture | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Lavery examines the contradictory role — as both rival empire and cradle of exquisite beauty — played by Japan in the Victorian imagination.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lunch Poems: Margaret Ross: Poet Margaret Ross reads for Lunch Poems

Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Margaret Ross, Stanford


Margaret Ross is the author of A Timeshare. Her poems and translations appear in The New Republic, The Paris Review, and POETRY. Her honors include a Fulbright arts grant, a VSC/Luce Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. She currently teaches at Stanford University where she is a Jones Lecturer.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film - Documentary | December 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Words have power,” says Toni Morrison, and she would know. With a warm gleam in her eye, Morrison recalls her life growing up and how she became an author, editor, and champion of new African American literary voices. Featuring archival footage and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Robert Gottlieb, Hilton Als, and many more, The Pieces I Am places the affable and insightful Pulitzer-...   More >

Friday, December 13, 2019

After Post-Marxism: A Conference

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 3335

 Department of English

Speakers include Crystal Bartolovich, Rossen Djagalov, Petrus Liu, Ericka Beckman, Nikhil Singh, Leigh Claire La Berge, Iyko Day, Annie McClanahan, Amy De’Ath, Juliana Spahr, Jasper Bernes, Mark Steven, Michael Shane Boyle, Sarah Brouillette, and Joshua Clover.

How is the present-day return to Marx a different one from that of global 1968? A renewed interest in political economy is leading...   More >

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Townsend Book Chat with Anne Walsh: Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s 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.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Preparing to Publish in Today's Market

Lecture | March 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 210 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rachael Herron

 UC Berkeley Extension

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 >


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Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Gayley Lecture

Lecture: English Department and Affiliated | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Friday, April 24, 2020

Why Read The Tempest?

Lecture | April 24 | Wheeler Hall, Location TBD

 Department of English

More details to come.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Poetics and Its Contexts: A Symposium in Honor of Lyn Hejinian

Meeting | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Lyn Hejinian

 Department of English

Participants include:
Charles Altieri, Daniel Benjamin, Dan Blanton, Eric Falci, Josh Gang, Jane Gregory, Eleanor Johnston, Donna Jones, David Marno, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Samia Rahimtoola, Jill Richards, Poulomi Saha, Jen Scappettone, Lytle Shaw, Snehal Shingavi, Claire Marie Stancek, Emily Thornbury, Tim Wood, Mia You, and Liz Young

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

2020 Berkeley Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 30 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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 Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad.

A full list of Exhibitors will be posted closer to the event date.