Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online event
Christopher Tomlins offers a new interpretation of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion that stunned the American South. Tomlins is joined by Bryan Wagner (English). After a brief discussion, they respond to questions from the audience.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In "Let them Eat Tweets: How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality", co-author Paul Pierson analyzes the slide toward authoritarianism in the United States and examines the future of the country. He will discuss those ideas with Carlos Milani and Liz Mckenna in Brazil, who will also comment on the implications for the Americas. Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political...
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:00 PM
Online Livestream
Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 70 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, talks with poet John Shoptaw. This livestream event is free and open to the public.
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden
Join us in welcoming author and artist Obi Kaufmann for a special Q & A celebrating his newest book "The Forests of California." "The Forests of California" features an abundance of Obi Kaufmann's signature watercolor maps and trail paintings, weaving them into an expansive and accessible exploration of the biodiversity that defines California in the global imagination. Expanding on the...
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom Lecture
Please register for the event by using the following link: Karen Feldman, Department Chair, Professor, Department of German, UC Berkeley If individuals have a conscience, can corporations such as Apple, nations such as the United States, and movements such as #MeToo have a conscience too? How do we communicate and visualize...
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Zoom (sign up via registration link below)
Hear from a panel of experts—an acquisitions editor, a first-time book author, and an author rights expert—about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and publication process.
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online via Zoom - Registration Required
A roundtable of international scholars considers the work of Sukanya Banerjee on the occasion of her joining the Berkeley English Department. Professor Banerjee’s 2018 Victorian Keywords essay “Transimperial” will serve as the touchstone for a discussion ranging across the various topics and fields addressed in her recent work.
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Only 23 years old and newly married to the already world-famous Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo travelled to the United States. Her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. In this talk, Celia Stahr will discuss her new book, Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist, which tells the riveting story of...
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:00 PM
Online via Zoom
Please join us for an event with W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago. This event is sponsored by the Department of English, The Department of Art History and The Townsend Center. “Present Tense 2020: An Iconology of the Epoch” is an essay written in the present tense about a tense moment in human history. Instead of asking the...