Archive: Eve Letendre


  • Lecture by Tiffany King: Orogenies and Sound Waves: Beyond Black Ecologies of Mastery

    January 19, 2022

    The University of California, Berkeley Rhetoric Department Presents Cosponsored by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs OROGENIES AND SOUND WAVES: BEYOND BLACK ECOLOGIES OF MASTERY Tiffany King Wednesday, February 9 12-2PM Zoom Tiffany King is associate professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Virginia. King’s work is animated by abolitionist and decolonial traditions within Black Studies and Native/Indigenous Studies. She…

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  • Simon(e) van Saarloos and Matthew Stadler in conversation on January 29

    January 13, 2022

    Saturday, January 29, 2022 2-4pm Thinking Together in the Present: an unrehearsed conversation with Dutch-American philosopher, journalist, and activist Simon(e) van Saarloos and Matthew Stadler, the editor of ArtsEverywhere’s Polity of Literature series. Presented in collaboration with PS Guelph. This live event on Zoom marks the launch of Simon(e) van Saarloos’s newest book, Take ‘Em Down, a critical investigation of common tactics of historic memorialization,…

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  • Simon(e) van Saarloos and Kim TallBear present keynote on January 20

    January 13, 2022

    Rhetoric graduate student, Simon(e) van Saarloos, alongside Kim TallBear, will present a keynote address for the Practicing the Social: Entanglements of Art and Justice on Thursday, January 20, 3:30-4:30pm. A few months into the Covid-19 pandemic, Kim TallBear and Simon(e) van Saarloos started a very slow building letter exchange between Edmonton (Canada) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to discuss non-monogamy in a (not so new) time…

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  • Rhetoric PhD Alum, Paul Nadal, Awarded the 1921 Prize for Best Essay in American Literature from the American Literature Society

    December 1, 2021

    The 1921 Prize is awarded annually by the Advisory Council of the American Literature Society for “the best article in any field of American literature.” Read Paul Nadal’s award-winning essay, “Cold War Remittance Economy: US Creative Writing and the Importation of New Criticism,” in American Quarterly, here.   An assistant professor of English and American studies at Princeton University, Paul Nadal completed his PhD in Rhetoric,…

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  • Spring 2022: Junior Proseminar

    November 12, 2021

    Rhetoric 198: Supervised Group Study: 1-unit Mondays, 3-4pm (Bi-weekly) 7415 Dwinelle Class #29821 Supervised Group Study: Junior Proseminar This seminar provides third-year students with a forum to discuss approaches and topics related to their Honors Thesis, and for other sustained research projects. During the semester, students will locate and discuss strategies and resources for advanced academic research and writing. The class culminates in a provisional…

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  • Berkeley Data Science Students Help Uncover How Flaubert Honed “Madame Bovary”

    October 26, 2021

    By Jon Bashor When Gustave Flaubert published his groundbreaking “Madame Bovary” as a serialized novel in “Revue de Paris” in 1856, the story stirred up more than outrage and charges of obscenity against the author and publisher. It introduced a more realistic, less romantic approach to Western fiction and is now known as the first modernist novel. Published as a two-volume book in 1857, “Madame…

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  • Read an interview with Professor David Bates

    October 14, 2021

    Read an interview with Professor David Bates in the French publication, Usbek & Rica. During his recent visit to Paris, historian David Bates spoke with Uskbek & Rica, for whom the way we design our machines structurally prevents us from thinking about the future. See excerpt below. Read the full interview here: “One can imagine machines designed to open up problems rather than solve them”…

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  • Read “Whose Homer Is It Anyway?” by Professor James I. Porter

    October 6, 2021

    Read an excerpt from Professor James I. Porter’s book, Homer: The Very Idea, on Lapham’s Quarterly. The excerpt is titled, “Whose Homer Is It Anyway? Creating a Composite Character Out of Depictions of the Ancient Poet.” Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current…

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  • Read “Networks of Belief” edited by William Morgan and Kyra Sutton

    August 31, 2021

    This special issue of qui parle, titled “Networks of Belief,” presents an interdisciplinary conversation between and across new media studies, political theology, religion and secularism studies, literary criticism, philosophy, ecocriticism, and critical race theory via the figure of the network and the ever-contentious frame of belief. Each piece traces an archive, whether historical or speculative, and asks after the enmeshment of the issue’s titular concepts…

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  • Read Linda Kinstler’s essay in the New York Times

    July 30, 2021

    Read Linda Kinstler’s essay here. It is an exploration of the relationship between spirituality and technology, between the digital and the divine. It’s the product of over a year of reporting and dozens of conversations with religious leaders, programmers, and believers of all faiths about how our devices are indeterminately altering our interior lives. Help us congratulate Linda on this amazing essay!

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