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  • Summer 2019 Featured Course – Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments

    04/05/2019

    Summer 2019 Featured Course - Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments Back by popular demand, the Rhetoric Department's dynamic public speaking course is open for Summer 2019 enrollment! In Rhetoric 2: Confronting Arguments, students explore how everyday interactions -- from small talk at the grocery store to televised political debate -- are opportunities to persuade (or be persuaded), and they'll practice techniques for speaking up when it… read more

  • Rhetoric Graduate Student Linda Kinstler published in The New York Review of Books

    04/03/2019

    Congratulations to Rhetoric Department grad student Linda Kinstler for her article recently published in the New York Review of Books. Her article, "‘A Partial Freedom’: What Latvia Found in the KGB Archives" can be viewd on the NYROB website here.  Learn More: ‘A Partial Freedom’: What Latvia Found in the KGB Archives read more

  • Rhetoric Department Grad Students Marcos Cisneros and Keoni Correa win 2019 FLAS Fellowships

    03/26/2019

    Rhetoric Department graduate students Marcos Cisneros and Keoni Correa have been awarded the Summer 2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. Congratulations, Marcos and Keoni! read more

  • Rhetoric Department Grad Students Michael Dalebout and Richard Grijalva win 2019 Outstanding GSI Award

    03/16/2019

    Rhetoric Department graduate students Michael Dalebout and Richard Grijalva have been awarded the Outstanding GSI Award this year. The Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs each year for their outstanding work in the teaching of undergraduates. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the International House. Congratulations, Michael and Richard! read more

  • The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World

    11/14/2018

    Congratulations to Michael Wintroub, whose new book, The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World, has been awarded the 2018 Pickstone Prize, for the best scholarly book in the history of science and medicine in English, by the British Society for the History of Science. read more

  • Save the Date – 2019 Commencement Ceremony

    11/14/2018

    Save the Date! The Rhetoric Department Commencement Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 2:00PM in Zellerbach Auditorium. More info to follow. read more

  • “Facing the Limits of Decoloniality from a Southeast Asian Peri-urban Forest” with Juno Salazar Parreñas

    10/31/2018

    CSEAS Lecture Wednesday, November 7, 2018 "Facing the Limits of Decoloniality from a Southeast Asian Peri-urban Forest" Juno Salazar Parreñas Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University   What does indigeneity mean in a place with longstanding histories of migration, in which claims to indigeneity are overdetermined by the politics of exclusion? What are the politics of “indigenous knowledge” if the… read more

  • The Rhetoric Department Presents: Daniel Gross – Heidegger and Rhetoric

    10/17/2018

    Tuesday, 10/30/2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - 3335 Dwinelle The purpose of this presentation is threefold: 1) to outline what exactly Heidegger found in Aristotle's Rhetoric just as he was radically reformulating the history of Western metaphysics against his contemporaries in philosophy 2) to indicate how this moment also rewrote – with a debt to Dilthey and also Bultmann's sacred rhetoric – the conventional… read more

  • The Rhetoric Fall Colloquium Presents: The Four Axioms of Existence with Elizabeth Povinelli

    10/10/2018

    10/25/2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Elizabeth Povinelli is Professor of Gender Studies & Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University It’s hot and it’s getting hotter. As the machinery of capital extraction, industrialism, and consumption refuses to relinquish its grip, temperatures continue to rise and chemical hot zones to spread. Tipping points threaten to alter the nature of what the ecologists… read more

  • The Rhetoric Fall Colloquium Presents: The Mermaids, or Aiden through Wonderland with Elizabeth Povinelli

    10/09/2018

    10/26/2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm 142 Dwinelle A Karrabing Film Collective Film In the not far future, Europeans can no longer survive for long periods outdoors in a land and seascape poisoned by capitalism, but Indigenous people seem able to. A young Indigenous man, Aiden, taken away when he was just a baby to be a part of a medical experiment to save the… read more