• David Bates to give the Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture


      University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada STS Program’s Annual Straker Lecture 2018                                                    David Bates        Professor, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley   “Thinking outside the body: on the technical evolution of intelligence”    … read more

  • New! Freshmen & Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities


    Spaces still available, enroll now! Freshmen and sophomores welcome.  Rhetoric 84, CCN 41035 - Spring 2018 - Thurs 3-5pm (2 units) Sophomore Seminar: Writing About the Humanities With Ramona Naddaff, Rhetoric Professor and Art of Writing Director - The Townsend Center for the Humanities is an internationally renowned venue for arts, culture, and intellectual and scholarly life. This seminar offers undergraduates the change to attend… read more

  • Kris Paulsen (PhD 2009) wins Book Award


    Congatulations to Kristina Paulsen, Associate Professor of Film, Video, and New Media in the Art History Department at Ohio State University. Prof. Paulsen has been awarded the 2018 ANNE FRIEDBERG INNOVATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies for her recent book: Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface (MIT Press, 2017) read more

  • Give to the Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment


    Remember how every little bit helps when you're a graduate student? Remember when someone supported your learning that second language? Or attending a summer institute? Help us support the Rhetoric graduate students who come after you.    The Rhetoric Graduate Student Endowment was established in 2010 and has been growing every year. Because it's an endowment, even the littlest bit from you will count a… read more

  • Prof. James Porter one of 3 winners of Goodwin award from Society for Classical Studies


    The C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit Committee has selected three winners of this year's Goodwin Award.  All three will be honored at the Plenary Session at the Boston Annual Meeting.     James I. Porter, The Sublime in Antiquity, Cambridge University Press, 2016   Amy Russell, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, Cambridge University Press, 2015   Peter T. Struck, Divination and Human Nature:… read more

  • Prof. Nasser Zakariya at NYU to discuss his new book


    The Intellectual History Workshop and the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University are delighted to present   Nasser Zakariya (University of California—Berkeley) on his new book A Final Story: Science, Myth, Beginnings   and in conversation with   Marwa Elshakry, Myles W. Jackson, Hent de Vries   Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:00pm 19 University Place, The Great Room (1st Floor)   read more

  • New Book by Nasser Zakariya


    A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings University of Chicago Press, 2017   Popular science readers embrace epics—the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E. O. Wilson or Steven Weinberg deliberately seek to move beyond particular disciplines, to… read more

  • Rhetoric Graduate Seminars Spring 2018


    Click on titles for more details   200   Classical Rhetorical Theory Ramona Naddaff   240F  Rhetorical Theory and Criticism: Legal Rhetoric and Philosophy Marianne Constable 240G  Scientizing Society: Scientific Discourses of Social Difference and Improvement Nasser Zakariya 240G  Biopolitics Reconsidered: The Politics and Rights of Life Pheng Cheah 240G  Homer: Invention and Reception James I. Porter 240G  The Concept of the Political in the Age… read more

  • New Book from Michael Wintroub


    Michael Wintroub The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World Cambridge University Press, 2017   The Voyage of Thought is a micro-historical and cross-disciplinary analysis of the texts and contexts that informed the remarkable journey of the French ship captain, merchant, and poet, Jean Parmentier, from Dieppe to Sumatra in 1529. In tracing the itinerary of this voyage, Michael Wintroub examines an early… read more

  • Rhetoric Colloquium with Brooke Holmes


    Brooke Holmes (Princeton) Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy   10/24/2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 370 Dwinelle Hall   The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans.  This… read more