Past Events

Photo of Dušan Makavejev.
“You Never Know Who Has a Frog in the Pocket”
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Feb 24, 1994 | 8:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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United States

Dušan Makavejev is a Serbian film director famous for his films of former Yugoslavia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Known for blending fiction with reality and drama with humor, Makavejev’s work often contains experimental elements and has been considered controversial for its eroticism and sharp criticism of Eastern European politics.

Monday, Nov 15, 1993 | 4:00 pm
460 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Philip Fisher and Richard Wollheim (Philosophy)

Witn Una's Lecturer Philip Fisher
Wednesday, Nov 10, 1993 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States
Monday, Nov 8, 1993 | 4:00 pm
460 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Philip Fisher and Steven Knapp (English)

Photo of Philip Fisher.
“Thoughtful Wonder: The Aesthetics of Rare Experiences”
Una's Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1993 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Philip Fisher is Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University. Professor Fisher’s research interests include cultural theory, modernism, American art and its cultural institutions, the philosophy and literature of the passions, narrative theory, and game theory and the novel.

Friday, Nov 20, 1992 | 3:00 pm
Institute for East Asian Studies, Conference Room (6th floor)
2223 Fulton St.
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United States

Panel Discussants: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (University of Washington), Susan Napier (University of Texas, Austin) and John Treat (University of Washington)

Photo of Haruki Murakami.
"Sheep Men, TV people and the Hardboiled Wonderland: Japanese Language and Literature Today"
Una's Lecture
Thursday, Nov 19, 1992 | 7:30 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Haruki Murakami's Una's Lecture was jointly sponsored with the Department of East Asian Languages and the Center for Japanese Studies.

With Avenali Lecturer Elaine Scarry
Monday, Nov 16, 1992 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Avenali Lecturer Elaine Scarry is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value for the Department of English at Harvard University. Her research encompasses many topics, including 20th-century Drama; the 19th-century British novel; theories of representation; language of physical pain; and the structure of verbal and material making in art, science, and the law.

Photo of Elaine Scarry.
“The Problem of Vivacity”
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Nov 9, 1992 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Elaine Scarry is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value for the Department of English at Harvard University. Her research encompasses many topics, including 20th-century Drama; the 19th-century British novel; theories of representation; language of physical pain; and the structure of verbal and material making in art, science, and the law.

With Una's Lecturer Arlene Croce
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1991 | 4:00 pm
Durham Studio Theatre
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United States

A discussion with Una's Lecturer Arlene Croce.

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