RRR Week, Finals Week, and Winter Break

Some of our Rhetoric R1A students, taught by Rhetoric graduate student Lilith Acadia, took this great photo of the class on their last day! RRR Week: December 5-9, 2016 RRR Week Guidelines - Center for Teaching and Learning Finals Week: December 12-16, 2016 Fall 2016 Final Examination Calendar Guidelines Winter Break: December 19, 2016 - January 13, 2017 Academic Calendars - UC Berkeley Spring 2017 Semester: First day of classes - Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Rhetoric Undergraduates Start a New Journal

The Rhetoric Undergraduate Journal has just launched -- it can be found at: https://rhetoricuj.com/ They are seeking submissions from all UC Berkeley undergraduates.


New Book Release - Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared

BOOK READING: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 PM MOE’S BOOKSTORE 2476 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 "Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared is filled with provocation and guided by evocation. It is a work that is wonderfully difficult to categorize because it moves so eloquently through multiple genres, frames, and places. Encompassing various formspoetry, treatise, memoir, historiographyand capaciously conceived, Minh-ha's contemplation of war, state-authorized …    read more


Save the Date: Commencement 2017

Save the date! The Spring 2017 Rhetoric and Film commencement will be held Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Zellerbach Auditorium. Details to follow in the coming weeks and months!  


National Humanities Medal for Prison University Project

Congratulations to Rhetoric PhD alum Jody Lewen, founder of the Prison University Project! Check out the Berkeley News article below:  The Prison University Project, founded by UC Berkeley Ph.D. Jody Lewen to give inmates in San Quentin greater access to higher education, has been named a recipient of this year’s National Humanities Medal, the White House has announced. President Obama will award the medal to a distinguished list of recipients — including poet Louise …    read more


Seminar and Lecture Series on the Self

Histories of the Self Between Antiquity and the Present Professors Ramona Naddaff and James Porter Fall 2016, W 2-5PM, 7415 Dwinelle Hall RH200, RH240G, CT290 Inquiries into the self, its nature, its possibilities, and its limits are a mainstay of contemporary theoretical, cultural, and political thought. Historical perspectives from antiquity onward are capable of challenging and enriching this kind of inquiry.  The aim of this interdisciplinary graduate seminar is …    read more


Congratulations, Rhetoric Grad Students!

Congratulations to the following Rhetoric graduate students on their respective fellowships! Kevin Block - Townsend Fellows' Irving and Jean Stone Fellow for 2016-17, and the Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellow for Spring 2017 Suzanne Li Puma - Daniel E. Koshland Jr. Fellowship Chiara Ricciardone - Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity Evyn Le Espiritu - Ford Foundation Fellowship Alexndria Wright - U. C. …    read more


Cal Day 2016 - Rhetoric Show & Tell

We're proud to present short videos of seven presentations our Rhetoric Honors' students gave on Cal Day! Check them out on our Facebook page, linked below.  Brandt Robin Sophie Golub Daniel Plautz Selena Iris Phung Christopher Jelinek Stacey Nguyen Natalia Reyes


Placement News

Congratulations to the following graduates of the Rhetoric PhD Program on their placements: Chiara Ricciardone  has won the Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity at UC Berkeley.  Eugene McCarthy has accepted the position of assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield in August. He will be teaching law, culture, and humanities courses, among others. Eric Morales-Franceschini has accepted the position of Assistant Professor, …    read more


Christopher Bollas: Mini-Course and Residency at the Townsend Center Fall 2016

The Townsend Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce Unconscious Perception: A Mini-Course and Residency with Christopher Bollas. The seminar and residency will explore the work of the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today, Christopher Bollas, who will be scholar-in-residence at the Townsend Center in the first week of November 2016. Bollas is widely known for his pioneering, polymathic, and maverick investigations of unconscious perception of objects and the …    read more