Past Events

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Nadia Ellis
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Territories of the Soul draws upon queer and affect theory to explore structures of belonging experienced by the black diasporic subject.

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D.A. Miller
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In Hidden Hitchcock, D.A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen in the movies of this best-known of filmmakers.

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Jenna Wortham and Nadia Ellis in Conversation
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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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Namwali Serpell
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Namwali Serpell’s book Seven Modes of Uncertainty contends that literary uncertainty is crucial to ethics because it pushes us beyond the limits of our experience.

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Shannon Jackson
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Shannon Jackson discusses her recent co-authored book on the Builders Association, a New York-based multimedia theater company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life.

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Mark Greif and Linda Williams in Conversation
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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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Allan deSouza
Exhibit
Monday, Jan 23, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017
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United States

Allan deSouza, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice, presents an exhibition that reenacts and upends the traditional colonial relationship, positioning modern-day England as the object of investigation by an explorer from Africa.

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Art of Writing
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Joseph Harris, leader of the Art of Writing Summer Institute, returns to UC Berkeley to deliver a lecture on the representation of writing teachers and instruction in popular culture.

Image of book cover: Normativity of Nature
Hannah Ginsborg
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Hannah Ginsborg presents fourteen essays which establish Kant's Critique of Judgment as a central contribution to the understanding of human cognition.

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