Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Doe Library
The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Doe Library
The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Doe Library
The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity. Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when...
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Robinson reminds us that the Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme. He suggests that, to understand it more fully, we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that, Robinson considers whether it is possible to consider the conditions for creating a “good Anthropocene. Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is...
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Sociologist and cultural critic Todd Gitlin is this year’s Avenali Chair in the Humanities. Gitlin notes that, in 1968, the American left felt poised on the brink of a revolution. That year was also, in the United States, the beginning of a massive political rollback on behalf of white supremacy and plutocratic revival, culminating decades later in the election of a virulent racist....