Townsend Events

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.