Bear's-Eye View

Zoe Forest Photo

Bear's-Eye View is a record of one student's engagement with UC Berkeley's vibrant humanities culture.

Zoe Forest, a freshman from El Segundo, California, is the Townsend Center’s undergraduate humanities writer. She is spending Spring 2018 attending talks and panels, interviewing faculty and grad students, and generally soaking up the wealth of humanities programming at the Townsend Center and across campus. Throughout the process, she writes about what she has learned.

April 23, 2018

With topics ranging from contemporary poetry and poetics, Japan studies, and rabbinic literature, working groups offer an interdisciplinary space for graduate students and faculty from various humanities departments to meet and discuss topics of relevance and interest.

March 16, 2018

Avenali Chair in the Humanities Joseph Koerner examines art that emerges during periods of historical and psychological struggle.

February 28, 2018

In his look at the War on Terror, Mark Danner probes America’s apparent willingness to accept endless war in the name of security.

February 22, 2018

Author Greil Marcus and editor Steve Wasserman discuss friendship through book writing.

February 21, 2018

Peter Sahlins discusses his new book on 1668 French culture, politics, and the fascination with animals.