Past Events

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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
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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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.

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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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Natasha Boas and Sarah Thornton
The Future of Cultural Criticism
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Natasha Boas is an independent international curator and a regular contributor to Dwell, the Believer, and the Huffington Post. Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, is former chief art correspondent for the Economist.

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Mental Pain
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library
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United States

Christopher Bollas is the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today. In his Avenali Lecture, he argues that mental pain should not be ignored, minimized, or suppressed through medication, but understood and embraced as a constitutive element of human psychic development.

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Alexander Nemerov
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 | 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford, Alexander Nemerov is a scholar of American art and author of Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov and Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s.

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Roger Mathew Grant
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 | 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Roger Mathew Grant is a scholar of 18th century music theory and author of Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era. He is currently a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.

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Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Authors Stover, Peskin, and Koenig tell the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted war criminals, and attempt to understand why so many states ignore their legal obligations to arrest and try war crimes suspects.

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Weihong Bao
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Weihong Bao’s book traces the permutations of cinema as an affective medium in China, exploring its role in aesthetics, politics, and social institutions.

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