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 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
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
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!
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 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
In What is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature, Pheng Cheah, a leading theorist of cosmopolitanism, offers the first critical consideration of world literature’s cosmopolitan vocation. Addressing the failure of recent theories of world literature to inquire about the meaning of world, Cheah articulates a normative theory of literature’s world-making power by creatively synthesizing four philosophical accounts of the world as a temporal process: … read more
Just published: Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject, edited by David Bates and Nima Bassiri (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015) Berkeley Forum in the Humanities Series With the rise of cognitive science and the revolution in neuroscience, it is now commonplace to assume that the study of a human person-a thinking, feeling, acting subject-is ultimately the study of the human brain. In both Europe and the United States, massive state-funded research … read more