Past Events

John Ferrari
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Exploring the idea of "intimations" - social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it - G. R. F. (John) Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other.

Tom McEnaney
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In his study of the coevolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, McEnaney explores how novelists in the radio age transformed realism as they struggled to channel and shape popular power.

Amanda Jo Goldstein
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information — but this was not always the case. Sweet Science explores how Romantic poetry served as an important tool for scientific inquiry.

Elizabeth Honig
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieter’s son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artist’s tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.

Joseph Leo Koerner
Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
Berkeley  --
United States

A preview screening of Koerner's documentary film The Burning Child followed by Q+A with the director.

Friday, Mar 16, 2018 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A panel of scholars join Harvard art historian Joseph Leo Koerner to discuss the role of art in a society in which freedom is radically curtailed.

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library
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United States

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Robert Hass
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Robert Hass reveals the role of instinct and imagination within poetic form, demonstrating his formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic.

Joseph Blankholm
Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Joseph Blankholm is an assistant professor of religious studies at UC Santa Cruz. A scholar of atheism and secularism, he earned his PhD at Columbia University.

Mark Danner
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

George W. Bush's War on Terror has led to seventeen years of armed conflict, making it the longest war in US history. Professor Mark Danner examines this state of perpetual struggle and its widespread acceptance in the name of American security.

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