Archive: Eve Letendre

  • Éric Morales-Franceschini wins 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

    March 6, 2023

    The Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in creative writing announced Georgia author Éric Morales-Franceschini (Ph.D. Rhetoric and Critical Theory) won the 2022 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes a $2,000 award and publication of his debut full-length poetry collection, “Syndrome.” The creative writing program sponsors the national prize, which honors Levine, the late poet and Fresno State professor emeritus of…

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  • Force-Feeding and the Suspended Animation of Torture

    March 6, 2023

    The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley presents: Force-Feeding and the Suspended Animation of Torture Wednesday, March 8 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 602 Social Sciences Building Speaker: Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz Since 2002, prisoners at Guantánamo Bay detention camp have been force-fed as punishment for hunger striking, prompting the question of…

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  • Announcing Embodying Peripheries co-edited by Kuan Hwa

    February 16, 2023

    Rhetoric graduate student, Kuan Hwa, co-edited the new publication, Embodying Peripheries.  This book combines approaches from the design disciplines, humanities, and social sciences to foster interdisciplinary engagement across geographies around the identities embodied in and of peripheries. Peripheral communities bear human faces and names, necessitating specific modes of inquiry and commitments that prioritize lived human experience and cultural expression. Hence, the peripheries of this book…

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  • Save the Date! The Rhetoric Department Commencement

    December 19, 2022

    Save the Date! The Rhetoric Commencement Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 2pm. The ceremony will be in Zellerbach Auditorium. More details to come!

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  • Carol Clover Legacy Project

    November 22, 2022

    In order to preserve the history and accomplishments of its distinguished faculty, the University of California Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA) has begun making video recordings of interviews with individual emeriti. This video-making project, called the Legacy Project, aims to capture the history and experiences of UC Berkeley emeriti/ae, providing a record of contributions, accomplishments, challenges, met and unmet expectations, campus changes and the like during…

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  • Linda Kinstler reports on Ukraine’s Reconstruction for The NYT Magazine

    November 17, 2022

    Linda Kinstler went back to Ukraine in late September to report on the architects and urban planners who are hard at work re-envisioning the physical contours of Ukraine’s liberated future, even as continued military attacks and rolling blackouts threaten their ability to work. The city of Irpin, which was 70% destroyed during the Russian invasion, held off an attack on Kyiv and has become a…

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  • Spring 2023 Grad Course: Teaching Writing: History, Theory and Practice

    October 20, 2022

    240G 004 | CCN: 33130 Teaching Writing: History, Theory and Practice Nathan S Atkinson Dwinelle 7415 Wednesdays, 3-6pm This seminar introduces students to theory, history, and practice of composition pedagogy at the university. Students explore and examine approaches to the teaching of writing to form critical perspectives on the theory and practice of writing instruction, place those perspectives in historical and intellectual context, and develop…

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  • Linda Kinstler’s new book: “Come to This Court and Cry”

    September 1, 2022

    Rhetoric PhD student, Linda Kinstler, published Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends in 2022. ‘A tremendous feat of storytelling, propelled by numerous twists and revelations, yet anchored by a deep moral seriousness . . . Enthralling’ Guardian ‘Part detective story, part family history, part probing inquiry into how best to reckon with the horrors of a previous century, Come to This…

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  • Rhetoric 103A: In(ter)vention and the Rhetorical Tradition

    August 19, 2022

    In(ter)vention and the Rhetorical Tradition Rhetoric 103A explores what is called rhetorical tradition from its Western historical origins in Greece and Rome. The rhetorical tradition refers to the multiple and divergent ways that people throughout time have thought about the effects of language, both in theory and practice. Rhetorical study and practice today continues the tradition’s interest in varied, artful acts of invention and intervention…

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  • Read an interview with Rhetoric professor, Trinh T. Minh-ha, on Berkeley News

    June 6, 2022

    Filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha on the beauty of receiving the world By Anne Brice, Berkeley News May 31, 2022 For Trinh T. Minh-ha, learning isn’t about accumulating knowledge. “This has been something that my students very much appreciate,” said Trinh, a longtime UC Berkeley professor of gender and women’s studies and of rhetoric who retired in 2020. “But also, I have had students who agonized…

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