• Erich Hörl: The Pure Immanence of the Interruptive: Stiegler, Koselleck, and the Historical Experience of Disruption


    Tuesday Oct. 4, 5:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall Erich Hörl is Professor of Media Culture and Philosophy and College Vice-President at Leuphana University, Germany. He is the author of Sacred Channels: The Archaic Illusion of Communication (with N.F.Schott) (2017) and ed. of General Ecology: The New Ecological Paradigm (2018). read more

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


    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… read more

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


    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… read more

  • Revised Rhetoric minor


    The requirements for the Rhetoric minor have recently been revised. The Rhetoric minor now consists of 5 courses in total: 1 lower division course from any of Rhetoric 10 (Introduction to Practical Reasoning and Critical Analysis of Argument), Rhetoric 20 (Rhetorical Interpretation), Rhetoric 30 (Theory and Practice of Public Speech), Rhetoric 50 (Big Words in Law), or Rhetoric 60 (Big Words in Politics) 1 upper division course from either Rhetoric 103A… read more

  • Maisie Wiltshire-Gordon selected as 2022-2023 Emerging Critic Fellow!


    Rhetoric graduate student Maisie Wiltshire-Gordon has been selected as a 2022-2023 Emerging Critic Fellow through the National Book Critics Circle. The Emerging Critics Fellowship, launched by Elizabeth Taylor in 2017, seeks to identify, nurture, and support the development of the next generation of book critics. Critics of all ages who seek to review and write about books for print and digital outlets are eligible for… read more

  • Congratulations to the Rhetoric Graduate Students on their many accomplishments!


    As we take stock of the year just completed, let's please take a moment to celebrate these recent career achievements by graduate students in Rhetoric: Megan Alvarado Saggese and Ryan Rhadigan each have an appointment as Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Ft Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Joel Auerbach, Nicholas Byers, and Robin Manley each hold the Daniel E. Koshland Jr Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing for Art of… read more

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


    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… read more

  • Richard Grijalva named as one of ACLS 2022 Emerging Voices Fellows!


    Rhetoric Lecturer, Richard Grijalva PhD., was proudly named as one of the 40 new Emerging Voices Fellows for 2022 by The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).   Launched in 2020, the ACLS Emerging Voices Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars in the humanities and interpretive social sciences facing a challenging academic job market by enabling them to take up positions with members of the ACLS Research University Consortium.… read more

  • Katie Brown and Kyra Sutton Win 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award!


    Rhetoric Department graduate students Katie Brown and Kyra Sutton 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. Our faculty and undergraduates alike are proud to recognize Katie and Kyra for their exceptional dedication to their students. Congratulations, Katie and Kyra! read more

  • Linda Kinstler awarded The Newcombe Fellowship and the Phi Beta Kappa Hardardt Award!


    Rhetoric PhD candidate Linda Kinstler was named one of the 22 fellows selected as The Institute for Citizens & Scholars’ 2022 class of Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows. The Newcombe Fellowship, funded by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, is the largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values in interesting, original,… read more