Past Events

Image of Rodriguez Velasco's Self Portrait piece, depicting a very ambiguous painting-like outline.
Exhibit
Sunday, Oct 15, 2006 to Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley and the author of several books and articles on medieval political theory. His current projects are “The Invention of the Discourse on Peace in the Late Middle Ages” and “El Conflicto entre Caballería y ‘Res Pública’ en Castilla, Florencia y Borgoña, siglos XIV y XV.”

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Stephen Greenblatt, Wendy Brown (Political Science, Gender and Women’s Studies), Roland Greene, (English, Comparative Literature, Stanford University) and Jeffrey Knapp (English)

Photo of Stephen Greenblatt.
“Shakespeare and the Ethics of Authority”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
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United States

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. His areas of specialization include Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century English literature, the literature of travel and exploration, and literary theory.

Image of a painting of birds and people on a beach painted Lydia Nakashima Degarrod.
Exhibit
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 to Saturday, Apr 15, 2006
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Lydia Nakashima Degarrod is a visual artist and cultural anthropologist from Chile. Her stated aim is to expand the boundaries of the disciplines of cultural anthropology and art by using the knowledge of both to question the boundaries of ethnographic and artistic representations.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Hélène Cixous, Pheng Cheah (Rhetoric), Suzanne Guerlac (French) and Judith Butler (Rhetoric, Comparative Literature)

Photo of Hélène Cixous.
“The Flying Manuscript”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2006 | 7:30 pm
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
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United States

Theorist, novelist, playwright, and educational innovator Hélène Cixous is one of the best-known of the late-20th-century “French feminists.” Her work, often considered deconstructive, is known for its experimental writing that crosses the traditional limits of academic discourse into poetic language.

Image of an artwork by John Herschend.
Artworks by Jonn Herschend
Exhibit
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2005 to Sunday, Jan 15, 2006
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

An MFA Candidate at UC Berkeley, Jonn Herschend has exhibited at locations around the Bay Area, and in Portland, Nashville, and Norway. In 2002 he was artist in residence at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hershend’s works have been critiqued in The New York Times Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. He serves on the board for Out of Site, the center for art and architecture in San Francisco.

With Avenali Resident Fellow Daniel Mason
Thursday, Oct 13, 2005 | 4:00 pm
220 Stephens Hall
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United States
With Avenali Resident Fellow Suman Mukherjee
Thursday, Sep 22, 2005 to Friday, Sep 23, 2005
Durham Studio Theater
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United States

Suman Mukherjee, eminent theater director from India and Townsend Center Visiting Artist in Residence, directs Professor Sudipto Chatterjee in a solo-performance piece on the life, times and music of Lalon Phokir, the saint-composer of the multireligious “Baul” of Bengal.

Photo of Suman Mukherjee.
With Avenali Resident Fellow Suman Mukherjee
Thursday, Sep 15, 2005 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Public discussion with Suman Mukherjee.

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