Past Events

Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman
Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Cultural critic Greil Marcus and publisher Steve Wasserman discuss their nearly half-century of collaboration.

Peter Sahlins
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of History Peter Sahlins explores the “animal moment” in and around 1668, in which French authors, anatomists, painters, sculptors, and especially the young Louis XIV turned their attention to nonhuman beings.

James Turner
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In his study of High Renaissance art, Professor of English James Turner demonstrates the surprisingly close connection between explicitly pornographic art and the canonical works of masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

David Marno
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention traces the role of attentiveness in philosophy, prayer, and devotional poetry, exploring a tradition of striving for a mental state devoid of distraction.

Richard Cándida Smith
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Berkeley  --
United States

Illuminating the story of how cultural exchange programs brought many of the most important Latin American artists and writers to the United States, Richard Cándida Smith explores Pan-American cultural exchange in the twentieth century.

Michael Hall
Exhibit
Monday, Jan 29, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Michael Hall, an artist whose perspective is deeply shaped by his family’s military background, presents Remnants, a selection of paintings on display at the Townsend Center.

Isaac Julien and Judith Butler
Monday, Nov 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

A 70-minute screening of Isaac Julien's film Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask followed by Q&A with Isaac Julien and Judith Butler.

Bill Brown
Monday, Nov 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
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United States

Bill Brown is Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of English and the visual arts at the University of Chicago.

Alison Gopnik
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar 21st century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong — it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too.

Paula Varsano, editor
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Berkeley  --
United States

This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness—as both an object and a mode of representation—in the history of cultural production in China.

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