Townsend Events

Ark of Martyrs: An Autobiography of V

Allan deSouza
Berkeley Book Chats
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Allan deSouza’s rewriting of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness substitutes Conrad’s words with ones that loosely rhyme, creating a linguistically and psychologically complex portrait of dystopian contemporary life.

Amanda Anderson

Injury, Dignity, and the Literary History of Rumination
Una's Lecture
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 4:00 pm
| Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Amanda Anderson is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English and director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University.

The Value of Poetry

Eric Falci
Berkeley Book Chats
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Exploring the literary, cultural, and political value of poetry in the twenty-first century, Eric Falci shows how poems matter, and what they offer to readers in the contemporary world.

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Critics have largely neglected description as a feature of novelistic innovation during the twentieth century. Dora Zhang argues that descriptive practices were in fact a crucial site of attention and experimentation for a number of modernist writers.

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In the first major study of the language of historical French newspapers and periodicals, Mairi McLaughlin sheds light on our understanding of the history of French and of language variation and change. Conversation conducted in English.

Arts of Connection: Poetry, History, Epochality

Karen Feldman
Berkeley Book Chats
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Working at the intersection of literary theory, philosophy of history, and phenomenology, Karen Feldman explores the representation of connections between events in literary, historical, and philosophical narratives.

Image Objects: An Archaeology of Computer Graphics

Jacob Gaboury
Berkeley Book Chats
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Jacob Gaboury argues for the fundamental role of computer graphics as the force that transformed the computer from a calculating machine into an interactive medium.