• Alumni News: New Book by Julia Jarcho (Rhetoric PhD 2013)


    Julia Jarcho (PhD Rhetoric, 2013), Assistant Professor of English at NYU, has just published a new book: Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2017)  read more

  • Cal Day Event: Rhetoric Show & Tell: Narrative, Theory, Discourse


    Come see Rhetoric Honors Program undergraduate students present their honors thesis projects. These projects are the culmination of a year's worth of work and research in a range of topics of their choosing in the field of Rhetoric.This event occurs every year on Cal Day for all to see! Event Details:  April 22, 2017 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | 142 Dwinelle  The reception at… read more

  • Congratulations, Samera Esmeir – ACLS Fellowship


    Congratulations to Rhetoric Associate Professor Samera Esmeir, who has received an ACLS Fellowship for 2017! Her project is entitled "The Struggle that Remains: Between the World and the International." The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the… read more

  • Recent Volumes edited by Rhetoric Faculty


    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… 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… 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… 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… 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