Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Film - Documentary | January 19 | 1:30 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 >

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.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Lecture with WJT Mitchell - “Present Tense: An Iconology of Time”

Lecture | February 13 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago

 Department of English, Department of History of Art, Department of Comparative Literature

This lecture is about the Trump epoch, seen through the lens of classical icons of time (Kairos, Kronos, Aion).

WJT Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, and editor of Critical Inquiry. His books include Iconology, Picture Theory, The Last Dinosaur Book, Cloning Terror, Seeing Through Race, and Image Science.

Friday, February 14, 2020

A Lecture with WJT Mitchell - “Ship of Fools: On Planetary Madness”

Lecture | February 14 | 11 a.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 WJT Mitchell, University of Chicago

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of History of Art

This lecture brings Allan Sekula’s “Ship of Fools” project into alignment with an early modern emblem book.

WJT Mitchell is the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, and editor of Critical Inquiry. His books include Iconology, Picture Theory, The Last Dinosaur Book, Cloning Terror, Seeing Through Race, and Image Science.

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 >

 $75

  Register online

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

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Bedri Distinguished Writers Series presents Jennifer Egan

Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | April 23 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Jennifer Egan

 UC Berkeley, The Bedri Distinguished Writing Series

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel,...   More >

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.