The Future of Cultural Criticism

This yearlong series of conversations features some of the most innovative and incisive writers on culture in its various forms — including visual art, film, old and new media, music, and literature. Cosponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center, Arts + Design Initiative, Art of Writing, the Black Room, and Digital Humanities.

 

Upcoming Events

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Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Rolla Selbak is writer and director of the film Three Veils; creator of the web series Kiss Her I’m Famous and Grrl’s Guide to Filmmaking.
George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen

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John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Ben Manilla
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
Berkeley  California  94704
United States

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Ben Manilla is an audio producer, Peabody Award winner, and faculty member at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Dave Pell and Guests
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Dave Pell is the founder and editor of NextDraft, a curated compilation of daily news and analysis.

Past Events

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Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Jenna Wortham is technology reporter and staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. Nadia Ellis is associate professor of English at UC Berkeley and author of Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora.

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Mark Greif and Linda Williams in Conversation
Monday, Feb 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Mark Greif is author of Against Everything and associate professor of literary studies at the New School for Social Research. Linda Williams is author of Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible and professor emeritus of Rhetoric and Film & Media at UC Berkeley.

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Judith Butler and Maggie Nelson in Conversation
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
Berkeley  --
United States

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Maggie Nelson is author of The Argonauts and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

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Natasha Boas and Sarah Thornton
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Natasha Boas is an independent international curator and a regular contributor to Dwell, the Believer, and the Huffington Post. Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, is former chief art correspondent for the Economist.