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David Bates with Nima Bassiri on the Neural Subject Shannon Jackson with Julia Bryan-Wilson on Durational Art Shannon Jackson with Johanna Burton and Dominic Willsdon on Publicly-Engaged Art Winnie Wong with Mary Ann O'Donnell and Jonathan Bach on Shenzhen, China   Explore books, edited volumes and films by Rhetoric faculty    read more

Recent Articles by Rhetoric Faculty

Pheng Cheah on Tsai Ming-Liang's I Don't Want to Sleep Alone in A New Literary History of Modern China Trinh Minh-ha on March Eleven in Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Shannon Jackson with Paula Marincola on Keywords in Performance Michael Mascuch with Rudolf Dekker and Ariana Baggerman on Egodocuments and History in The Historian James Porter on Beauty, Value and the Aesthetics of Life in Kant and Aristotle in Republics of Letters James Porter on The Sublime in Liquid …    read more

New Book by James I. Porter: The Sublime in Antiquity

Current understandings of the sublime are focused by a single word ('sublimity') and by a single author ('Longinus'). The sublime is not a word: it is a concept and an experience, or rather a whole range of ideas, meanings and experiences that are embedded in conceptual and experiential patterns. Once we train our sights on these patterns a radically different prospect on the sublime in antiquity comes to light, one that touches everything from its range of expressions to its dates of …    read more

Alumni News: New Book by Rhetoric Alumnus Benjamin Morgan

Benjamin Morgan, now Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, has published a new book, The Outward Mind: Materialistic Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature.    read more

Summer 2017 Rhetoric Courses - Enroll Today!

Check out our exciting course offerings for Summer 2017! Enrollment begins February 1st, 2017 through CalCentral for all UC Berkeley students. Session D ||| July 3 - August 11 Rhetoric 2 - Public Speaking: Confronting Arguments Michael Dalebout Rhetoric 114 - Rhetoric of New Media: New Media Forms Kaitlin Forcier Rhetoric 153 - "Green Rhetoric": The Rhetoric and Politics of American Environmentalism ​Dale Carrico Rhetoric 166 - Practices of Rhetoric, Law, and Politics …    read more

RRR Week, Finals Week, and Winter Break

Some of our Rhetoric R1A students, taught by Rhetoric graduate student Lilith Acadia, took this great photo of the class on their last day! RRR Week: December 5-9, 2016 RRR Week Guidelines - Center for Teaching and Learning Finals Week: December 12-16, 2016 Fall 2016 Final Examination Calendar Guidelines Winter Break: December 19, 2016 - January 13, 2017 Academic Calendars - UC Berkeley Spring 2017 Semester: First day of classes - Tuesday, January 17, 2017    read more

Rhetoric Undergraduates Start a New Journal

The Rhetoric Undergraduate Journal has just launched -- it can be found at: They are seeking submissions from all UC Berkeley undergraduates.    read more

New Book Release - Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared

BOOK READING: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 PM MOE’S BOOKSTORE 2476 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94704 "Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared is filled with provocation and guided by evocation. It is a work that is wonderfully difficult to categorize because it moves so eloquently through multiple genres, frames, and places. Encompassing various formspoetry, treatise, memoir, historiographyand capaciously conceived, Minh-ha's contemplation of war, state-authorized …    read more

National Humanities Medal for Prison University Project

Congratulations to Rhetoric PhD alum Jody Lewen, founder of the Prison University Project! Check out the Berkeley News article below:  The Prison University Project, founded by UC Berkeley Ph.D. Jody Lewen to give inmates in San Quentin greater access to higher education, has been named a recipient of this year’s National Humanities Medal, the White House has announced. President Obama will award the medal to a distinguished list of recipients — including poet Louise …    read more

Seminar and Lecture Series on the Self

Histories of the Self Between Antiquity and the Present Professors Ramona Naddaff and James Porter Fall 2016, W 2-5PM, 7415 Dwinelle Hall RH200, RH240G, CT290 Inquiries into the self, its nature, its possibilities, and its limits are a mainstay of contemporary theoretical, cultural, and political thought. Historical perspectives from antiquity onward are capable of challenging and enriching this kind of inquiry.  The aim of this interdisciplinary graduate seminar is …    read more