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New Book from Michael Wintroub

Michael Wintroub The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World Cambridge University Press, 2017   The Voyage of Thought is a micro-historical and cross-disciplinary analysis of the texts and contexts that informed the remarkable journey of the French ship captain, merchant, and poet, Jean Parmentier, from Dieppe to Sumatra in 1529. In tracing the itinerary of this voyage, Michael Wintroub examines an early attempt by the French to challenge Spanish …    read more


Rhetoric Colloquium with Brooke Holmes

Brooke Holmes (Princeton) Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy   10/24/2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall   The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans.  This talk investigates the contours, the stakes, and the internal tensions of cosmic sympathy …    read more


Rhetoric Fall Colloquium with Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt (Duke University) Where Have All the Leaders Gone?   10/26/2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall   Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Geography, and Italian, the programs in Critical Theory and Global Urban Humanities, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, and the Townsend Center.   We continue to witness each year the eruption of "leaderless" social movements. From North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, …    read more


New! The Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring Program

  The Art of Writing Departmental Tutoring Program supports students taking R&C in Comparative Literature, English, Film and Media, and Rhetoric. Upper-level majors with proven writing skills provide one-on-one writing help to students taking R&C courses in participating departments. Tutors are available Sunday through Thursday evenings, and R&C students can sign up for a thirty-minute appointment in advance or drop by to meet with an available tutor. Tutoring is targeted …    read more


The Department of Rhetoric Welcomes Visiting Professor Dr. Luciana Parisi from Goldsmiths College London

  The Department of Rhetoric is very pleased to welcome Luciana Parisi as Visiting Professor for the Fall Semester.  Dr. Parisi is Reader in Cultural Theory, Chair of the PhD programme at the Centre for Cultural Studies, and co-director of the Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Her research draws on continental philosophy to investigate  ontological and epistemological transformations driven by the function of technology in culture, aesthetics and …    read more


Congratulations to Rhetoric Graduates and Rhetoric Award Winners

The Rhetoric Department congratulates all our 2017 Undergraduate Seniors!   In addition, the department especially recognizes the following recipients of the Rhetoric Undergraduate Awards: Benjamin Malings, Departmental Citation Award Rory Jacobson, Best Honors Thesis Brian Gialketsis, Rhetoric in Action p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}    read more


Commencement Ceremony 2017 & Keynote Speaker

The Spring 2017 Rhetoric and Film commencement will be held Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Zellerbach Auditorium. The Reception to follow will be in Ishi Court! We are also excited to announce that Jody Lewen will be this year's Keynote Speaker. Jody Lewen received an M.A. in philosophy and comparative literature from Freie Universität, Berlin and her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley in 2003.   …    read more

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Alumni News: New Book by Julia Jarcho (Rhetoric PhD 2013)

Julia Jarcho (PhD Rhetoric, 2013), Assistant Professor of English at NYU, has just published a new book: Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2017)     read more


Cal Day Event: Rhetoric Show & Tell: Narrative, Theory, Discourse

Come see Rhetoric Honors Program undergraduate students present their honors thesis projects. These projects are the culmination of a year's worth of work and research in a range of topics of their choosing in the field of Rhetoric.This event occurs every year on Cal Day for all to see! Event Details:  April 22, 2017 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | 142 Dwinelle  The reception at the end of the event will be in 109 Dwinelle     read more

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Congratulations, Samera Esmeir - ACLS Fellowship

Congratulations to Rhetoric Associate Professor Samera Esmeir, who has received an ACLS Fellowship for 2017! Her project is entitled "The Struggle that Remains: Between the World and the International." The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the …    read more