Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be inappropriate, inaccurate, dangerous, or wrong. When speech goes wrong, law often steps in as itself a speech act or series of speech acts. Our Word Is Our Bond offers a nuanced approach to language and its interaction and relations with modern law. Marianne Constable argues that, as language, modern law makes claims and hears claims of justice and injustice, which can admittedly go wrong. Constable proposes an … read more
While at a conference at the School of Contemporary Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia, for lectures and a retrospective of her films, Prof. Trinh Minh-ha was awarded The Wild Dreamer Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) by the Subversive Festival committee, an annual international fortnight of political, activist, cultural, eduacational, literary and artistic events whose focus this year is on "Power and Freedom in the Age of Control: Networks - Ideology - Alternatives".
Winnie Wong's new book, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade, explores contemporary art and Dafen village, China, the world's largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting. Van Gogh on Demand is published by The University of Chicago Press. Read about it on The Wall Street Journal, on The Believer, and the International Business Times, and listen to a BBC World Service discussion with Professor Wong online. (Image courtesy of Yu Haibo)
The Department of Film and Media would like to congratulate Professor Linda Williams, a winner of the 2014 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award. The Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards, established in 2007, recognize UC Berkeley faculty for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty.
Congratulations to Shannon Jackson, who has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship to Assist Research and Artistic Creation for the field of Theatre Arts.
Jerilyn Sambrooke, Ragini Srinivasan and Osita "IK" Udekwu have received Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor awards for 2013-2014. Each award winner will receive a $250 credit to his or her CARS account, and will be eligible for a Teaching Effectiveness Award. This year's Outstanding GSI Award Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the International House. Our winners will also receive an award at this year's department commencement, which takes … read more
"D-Passage is a nuanced and original intervention in new media and digital arts. For Trinh T. Minh-ha, the digital artwork, or 'D-work,' is characterized not by the technology that delivers it but by the 'passage' itself: digital form achieved in flux, in the movement of experience and sensation through the work. Words are never merely words in her work, and the same is true for images, ideas, sounds, music, voices, faces and figures, movement and tone. Everything is marked by a passage … read more
History and Theory of Rhetoric – Fall 2013 Search - AdvertisementThe Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint a tenured professor (at the rank of Associate or Full Professor) in the area of History and Theory of Rhetoric, beginning July 1, 2014. Minimum qualification required is a Ph.D. or equivalent. Additional qualifications are an excellent research profile and outstanding record of scholarship, and a strong record of teaching at the graduate … read more
We wish our recent graduates in Rhetoric the best on their new careers:Julia Jarcho joins the department of English at NYU as Assistant Professor.Alenda Chang joins the English department at the University of Connecticut.Brooke Belisle is an ACLS faculty fellow and will be in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stonybrook University.