Current understandings of the sublime are focused by a single word ('sublimity') and by a single author ('Longinus'). The sublime is not a word: it is a concept and an experience, or rather a whole range of ideas, meanings and experiences that are embedded in conceptual and experiential patterns. Once we train our sights on these patterns a radically different prospect on the sublime in antiquity comes to light, one that touches everything from its range of expressions to its dates of … read more
Benjamin Morgan, now Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, has published a new book, The Outward Mind: Materialistic Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature.
Check out our exciting course offerings for Summer 2017! Enrollment begins February 1st, 2017 through CalCentral for all UC Berkeley students. Session D ||| July 3 - August 11 Rhetoric 2 - Public Speaking: Confronting Arguments Michael Dalebout Rhetoric 114 - Rhetoric of New Media: New Media Forms Kaitlin Forcier Rhetoric 153 - "Green Rhetoric": The Rhetoric and Politics of American Environmentalism Dale Carrico Rhetoric 166 - Practices of Rhetoric, Law, and Politics … read more
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
The Rhetoric Undergraduate Journal has just launched -- it can be found at: https://rhetoricuj.com/ They are seeking submissions from all UC Berkeley undergraduates.
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
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
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 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
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