Upcoming Events

Spanish War Poster, courtesy Bancroft Library
Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Exhibit
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 | 10:00 am to Friday, Dec 16, 2016 | 4:00 pm
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This selection of digital prints, drawn from the collection of the Bancroft Library to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), showcases political posters designed by leading graphic artists of the era. Harnessing the communicative capacity of imagery and text, these pieces give striking expression to the anti-fascist Republican cause in its fight against Francisco Franco and the Nationalists.

Image of Spain in Our Hearts book cover
Adam Hochschild
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Image of The Ethnic Avant-Garde book cover
Steven Lee
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson
Art of Cultural Criticism
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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In this talk, Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson discuss film, television, and media old and new. Art of Cultural Criticism is a yearlong series of conversations featuring some of the most innovative, original, and incisive practitioners of the art of thinking and writing about culture in its various forms.

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Jeff Chang and Hua Hsu
Art of Cultural Criticism
Monday, Oct 17, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library
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In this talk, Jeff Chang and Hua Hsu discuss music, race, and popular culture. Art of Cultural Criticism is a yearlong series of conversations featuring some of the most innovative, original, and incisive practitioners of the art of thinking and writing about culture in its various forms.

Image of Fiery Cinema book cover
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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Image of Hiding in Plain Sight book cover
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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Mental Pain
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library
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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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Natasha Boas and Sarah Thornton
Art of Cultural Criticism
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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In this talk, Natasha Boas and Sarah Thornton discuss art, theory, and subcultures. Art of Cultural Criticism is a yearlong series of conversations featuring some of the most innovative, original, and incisive practitioners of the art of thinking and writing about culture in its various forms.

Image of book cover: Normativity of Nature
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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