Bear's-Eye View

Bear's-Eye View is a chronicle of students' engagement with the vibrant humanities culture at the Townsend Center and across the Berkeley campus. Each semester our undergraduate humanities writers soak up the wealth of humanities programs and events, and write about what they've learned.

Avenali Chair in the Humanities Joseph Koerner examines art that emerges during periods of historical and psychological struggle.

In his look at the War on Terror, Mark Danner probes America’s apparent willingness to accept endless war in the name of security.

Author Greil Marcus and editor Steve Wasserman discuss friendship through book writing.

Peter Sahlins discusses his new book on 1668 French culture, politics, and the fascination with animals.