Past Events

Film poster for Turn Left at the End of the World
Directed by Avi Nesher, 110 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

In a small settlement in late 1960s Israel, Jewish immigrants from India are confronted with a community of Moroccan Jews and find themselves embroiled in a clash of cultures.

Natura Morta, 1956, Giorgio Morandi
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A multidisciplinary and cross-cultural consideration of the various manifestations and theories of the Imagination.

David Shulman Portrait
The Inner Life of Dust: A Bottom-Up View of South Asia
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

David Shulman, one of the world’s foremost Indologists, is this year’s Avenali lecturer-in-residence. Shulman has written capaciously on Indian thought and religion, language, poetics, theater, and aesthetics.

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Linda Williams
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor Emerita of Film & Media and Rhetoric Linda Williams’ book examines the HBO television series The Wire (2002-2008). She argues that the series transforms close observation into an unparalleled melodrama by juxtaposing the good and evil of individuals and institutions. Introduction by Professor Alan Tansman.

This image is a drawing by a prisoner
Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Monday, Feb 8, 2016 | 4:30 pm
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United States

Panelists discuss higher education programs in prison and after release, and their effects on experiences and opportunities during reentry.

image from The Governess
Directed by Sandra Goldbacher, 115 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

The story of Rosina da Silva, the sophisticated eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave in London in the 1840s, who accepts a position as a governess in Scotland.

UT-3255, Painting by Jerry Carniglia, 2015
Exhibit
Monday, Feb 1, 2016 to Friday, Jun 3, 2016
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Abstract expressionist Jerry Carniglia found in aerial landscapes of the American West a point of departure to create layered, spiritually evocative paintings.

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Luba Golburt
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Luba Golburt's book examines the complex place of the eighteenth century in the subsequent Russian literary tradition, tracing how later Russian writers paradoxically view the epoch as both formative and obsolete. Introduction by Professor Harsha Ram.

El Gusto image
Directed by Safinez Bousbia, 88 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Filmmaker Safinez Bousbia tells the story of a group of Algerian Jewish and Muslim musicians who were torn apart by the Algerian Revolution (1954-1962) and reunited 50 years later for an exceptional concert.

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A Symposium in Honor of Professor Francine Masiello
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 to Saturday, Nov 14, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Writers, artists, and scholars from Latin America and the U.S. gather for a two-day symposium exploring 21st century Latin America with an emphasis on the transitions and crises that have marked the cultural field.

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