Past Events

CANCELED: Joyce Carol Oates

In Conversation on the Art of Writing
Art of Writing
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 5:00 pm
| Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library

Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 70 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, discusses the craft and practice of writing.

CANCELED: Thinking about Composition

Creative Work and the Art of Putting Things Together
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 4:00 pm
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

This conversation on the process of artistic composition brings together visual artist Michael Hall, scholar and dancer SanSan Kwan, and musician Dean Wareham.

Fellowship Proposal Workshop

Crafting Successful Proposals for Humanities Fellowship Competitions
Professional Development
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

This drop-in workshop helps faculty and advanced graduate students in the humanities develop successful proposals for postdoctoral fellowship competitions.

James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Catherine Flynn
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.

The Beadworkers: Stories

Beth Piatote
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Beth Piatote’s debut short story collection is a reflection on modern Native American life.

Jill Lepore in Conversation

with Cathryn Carson
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 5:00 pm
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Jill Lepore, the 2019-20 Avenali Chair in the Humanities, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley history professor Cathryn Carson.

Jill Lepore, Historian

The End of Knowledge: From Facts to Data
Avenali Lecture
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 5:00 pm
| Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology

Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.

#identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

Abigail De Kosnik and Keith Feldman, editors
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

This collected volume offers a critical interdisciplinary view on how and why social media is at the heart of contemporary political discourse.