Past Events

Communities in China: Ethics, Laws, and Politics

In Dialogue with China: Art, Culture, Politics
Monday, Oct 31, 2022 4:00 pm
| 820 Social Sciences Building

Loubna El-Amine and Haiyan Lee contrast visions of the good life in communities in Early China and in today's PRC, using them as vantage points from which to explore the moral imagination.

Families in Imperial China

In Dialogue with China: Art, Culture, Politics
Monday, Oct 24, 2022 4:00 pm
| 820 Social Sciences Building

Exploring sources from travel diaries to legal casebooks, panelists address the complexities and contradictions surrounding the notion of the traditional family in mid- and late-imperial China.

Grant-Seeking in the Arts and Humanities

Professional Development
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| Online

This online workshop provides guidance for pursuing research and programmatic support from private foundations interested in the arts and humanities.

Cultural Heritage in China as Endangered Species?

In Dialogue with China: Art, Culture, Politics
Monday, Oct 17, 2022 4:00 pm
| 820 Social Sciences Building

In contemporary China, the concept of cultural heritage encompasses a range of political and economic considerations. Panelists ask who benefits from the policies and politics of heritage.

Homer: The Very Idea

James Porter
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Online

The identity of Homer is shrouded in mystery, including doubts that he was an actual person. James Porter explores Homer’s mystique, approaching the poet not as a man, but as a cultural invention.

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Kate Heslop approaches Viking Age poetry through an innovative interpretive framework that considers the texts as pieces in a premodern multimedia landscape. 

Cheerfulness: A Literary and Cultural History

Timothy Hampton
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Online

Exploring cheerfulness as a theme and structuring element in the work of major artists, Timothy Hampton (Comparative Literature and French) casts new light on literary history, the intersections of culture and psychology, and the history of emotions.

Behaviorism, Consciousness, and the Literary Mind

Joshua Gang
Berkeley Book Chats
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What might behaviorism, that debunked school of psychology, tell us about literature? Joshua Gang argues for its enormous critical value for thinking about why language is so good at creating illusions of mental life.