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


Rhetoric Show & Tell: Narrative, Theory, Discourse

April 16, 2016   |   1:00 - 4:00 pm   |   160 Dwinelle What is rhetoric? A panel of rhetoric honors students will present their thesis projects and share insights into this exciting field of study. A reception will follow with refreshments and a Q&A with students and faculty. Panel A: 1:10 - 2:15 pm Natalia Reyes The Rhetoric of Chicano Literary Criticism Stacey Nguyen Ambiguity as the Answer to Obligation: Vietnamese Writers in Diaspora Sophie Golub Poetry …    read more


Screenings of New Film by Trinh T. Minh-ha

Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam (90mins), has been premiered in the International Competition of the 2016 Film Festival Cinéma du Réel in Paris at the Centre Pompidou. It will show in California at the following places and dates: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum, 111 North Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 California State University, Sacramento Saturday, April 16 at 6:00 pm Hinde Auditorium …    read more


Congratulations, Chiara Ricciardone - Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity

 Congratulations Rhetoric graduate student Chiara Ricciardone, this year's recipient of the Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity! From Academia: "Ricciardone's research concerns concepts of health and disease in Plato and contemporary philosophy, especially as they pertain to rhetoric of self and political community. Her dissertation, slated for completion in 2016, is titled 'Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues.' " From the Berkeley Graduate …    read more


2016’s Best & Worst Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations - with Dan Melia

 Check out this informal interview with Professor Dan Melia about the history of St. Patrick's Day in the United States!


Rhetoric Colloquium with Jill Frank, Cornell University

Colloquium: Jill Frank 04/08/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location TBA   Save the date for part three of our Rhetoric Spring Colloquium series!


New Film Screening with Trinh T. Minh-ha

Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam, will be featured in the international competition, Cinéma du Réel, which will take place from March 18th to March 27th in Paris at the Centre Pompidou and associated venues.  Screenings, time and place:  Tuesday, March 22nd, at 6:40 pm, in Cinema 1 in the Centre Pompidou, followed by a Q&A with the audience Thursday, March 24th, at 3:50 pm, in Cinema 2 in the Centre Pompidou, followed by a Q&A with the audience …    read more

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Congratulations Evyn Lê Espiritu - AAAS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

 Congratulations to Rhetoric graduate student Evyn Lê Espiritu! Evyn has achieved the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, for her paper entitled: “Performing Humanitarianism: Israeli Selection and Media Construction of the Ideal Vietnamese Refugee”. More information can be found on the AAAStudies website!


Rhetoric Colloquium with Shalini Satkunanandan

Colloquium: Shalini Satkunanandan, Political Science, UC Davis "Neither Religious nor Spiritual: Nietzsche's Illiberal, Faith-based Self-Fashioning" 03/04/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm 308 Doe Library (Art History Department) Abstract: Nietzsche’s call to make one’s life a work of art should be understood against the backdrop of his early concern with the possibility of founding a new communal religion (evident in The Birth of Tragedy) and his later turn to …    read more


Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson

Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson Conference/Symposium | February 19 | 9:15 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room Panelist/Discussants: Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley; Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Hendrik Maier, Professor of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, UC Riverside; …    read more