Past Events

Dave Pell and Deirdre English Portraits
Dave Pell in Conversation with Deirdre English
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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.

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John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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. Moderator Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.

William Germano Portrait
William Germano
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? In this talk William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.  

Book cover image for Rogue Archives
Abigail De Kosnik
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Rogue Archives examines the rise of self-designated archivists—fans, pirates, hackers—who have become practitioners of cultural preservation on the Internet, building freely accessible online collections of content.

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Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos
The Future of Cultural Criticism
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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Jonathan Sheehan
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Invisible Hands traces the rise in eighteenth-century Europe of a belief in self-organization—such that large systems, whether natural or human-made, are seen as capable of creating their own order, without any need for external direction.

Adriana Lisboa
Interview with Adriana Lisboa
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Townsend Center
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Berkeley  California  94720-2340
United States

Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks in conversation with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.

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Diliana Angelova
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders” helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family.

Book cover image for Territories of the Soul by Nadia Ellis
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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