Past Events

An Archaeology of Catastrophe

Troy and the Collapse of the Bronze Age
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 3:00 pm
| Online

James Porter and poet Gillian Conoley discuss how the massive systems collapse of the late Bronze Age is expressed in Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Ian Duncan
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Online

Ian Duncan offers a major rethinking of the European novel and its relationship to early evolutionary science.

Catastrophe & Storytelling

Climate Change and Sacred Groves
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| Online

Sugata Ray talks with visual artist Ranu Mukherjee about the relationship between nature and the sacred, with a focus on India during the rise of the Anthropocene era.

Loving Writing / Ovid’s Amores

Ellen Oliensis
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Online

Ellen Oliensis offers a fresh approach to the Amores emphasizing the masochistic pleasures of the elegiac writing project.

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.