Past Events

"Sounding Lines: The Art of Translating Poetry"
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1999 | 4:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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United States

Panel Discussants: Seamus Heaney and Robert Hass (English)

Photo of Seamus Heaney.
“Getting the Picture: Reflections on Art and Artists in Ireland”
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Feb 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2006, Seamus Heaney has published more than 10 volumes of poetry, three collections of prose, one play, and numerous chapbooks, translations, and lectures.

With Una's Lecturer J.M. Coetzee
Thursday, Nov 12, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A public reading by Una's Lecturer J.M. Coetzee.

Photo of J.M. Coetzee.
"The Novel in Africa"
Una's Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

South-African novelist, literary critic, and translator J.M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature and a two-time winner of the Booker Prize. His writing often uses his country's apartheid system and its post-apartheid transition as a mirror for the bleakness of the human condition.

With Una's Lecturer Wendy Ewald
Thursday, Apr 2, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Theater Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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United States
With Una's Lecturer Wendy Ewald
Wednesday, Apr 1, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A colloquium with Wendy Ewald, Gilles Peress (photojournalist), and Wendy Lesser (The Threepenny Review).

Photo of Wendy Ewald.
“The Innocent Eye”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 31, 1998 | 8:00 pm
105 North Gate Hall
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United States

Photographer and educator Wendy Ewald is known for her documentary-style investigations of places and communities, which probe questions of identity and cultural differences. Ewald collaborates with children, families, and women around the world, often encouraging them to use cameras to record themselves, their families, and their communities.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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United States

Panel Discussants: Mike Davis, David Reid (writer) and Kerwin L. Klein (History)

With Avenali Lecturer Mike Davis
Tuesday, Oct 7, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

While urban theorist and social commentator Mike Davis holds degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Edinburgh, his work exceeds and expands the usual definition of historical writing. He is best known for his investigations of power and social class in his native Southern California. Davis’ City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles won the Issac Deutscher Award from the London School of Economics and the award for Best Book in Urban Politics from the American Political Science Association.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 1997 | 4:00 pm
Women's Faculty Club
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United States

Panel Discussants: Mike Davis, Susanna Elm (History) and Victoria Nelson (writer)

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