Past Events

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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.

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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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