Townsend Events

Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Anne Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an “apprentice crone” who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.

#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.

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.

Jill Lepore, Historian

The End of Knowledge: From Facts to Data
Avenali Lecture
| 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.

Jill Lepore in Conversation

with Cathryn Carson
| 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.

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.

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.

Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Ian Duncan
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

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

Thinking about Composition

Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together
| 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.

Joyce Carol Oates

In Conversation on the Art of Writing
Art of Writing
| Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe Library

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

Loving Writing/Ovid’s Amores

Ellen Oliensis
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

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

Midnight la Frontera

Ken Light
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Documentary photographer Ken Light and author José Ángel Navejas discuss their book, which features photographs of U.S. border patrol agents on their nighttime shifts on the Mexican border in the 1980s.