• 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… 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… read more

  • Congratulations, Rhetoric Grad Students!


    Congratulations to the following Rhetoric graduate students on their respective fellowships! Kevin Block - Townsend Fellows' Irving and Jean Stone Fellow for 2016-17, and the Global Urban Humanities-Townsend Fellow for Spring 2017 Suzanne Li Puma - Daniel E. Koshland Jr. Fellowship Chiara Ricciardone - Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity Evyn Le Espiritu - Ford Foundation Fellowship Alexndria Wright - U. C. Dissertation-Year Fellowship Ryan… read more

  • Cal Day 2016 – Rhetoric Show & Tell


    We're proud to present short videos of seven presentations our Rhetoric Honors' students gave on Cal Day! Check them out on our Facebook page, linked below.  Brandt Robin Sophie Golub Daniel Plautz Selena Iris Phung Christopher Jelinek Stacey Nguyen Natalia Reyes read more

  • Placement News


    Congratulations to the following graduates of the Rhetoric PhD Program on their placements: Chiara Ricciardone  has won the Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity at UC Berkeley.  Eugene McCarthy has accepted the position of assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield in August. He will be teaching law, culture, and humanities courses, among others. Eric Morales-Franceschini has accepted the position of… read more

  • Christopher Bollas: Mini-Course and Residency at the Townsend Center Fall 2016


    The Townsend Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce Unconscious Perception: A Mini-Course and Residency with Christopher Bollas. The seminar and residency will explore the work of the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today, Christopher Bollas, who will be scholar-in-residence at the Townsend Center in the first week of November 2016. Bollas is widely known for his pioneering, polymathic, and maverick investigations of… read more

  • Rhetoric Show & Tell: Narrative, Theory, Discourse


    April 16, 2016   |   1:00 - 4:00 pm   |   160 Dwinelle What is rhetoric? A panel of rhetoric honors students will present their thesis projects and share insights into this exciting field of study. A reception will follow with refreshments and a Q&A with students and faculty. Panel A: 1:10 - 2:15 pm Natalia Reyes The Rhetoric of Chicano Literary Criticism… read more

  • Screenings of New Film by Trinh T. Minh-ha


    Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam (90mins), has been premiered in the International Competition of the 2016 Film Festival Cinéma du Réel in Paris at the Centre Pompidou. It will show in California at the following places and dates: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 pm Tateuchi Democracy Forum, 111 North Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 California State University,… read more

  • Congratulations, Chiara Ricciardone – Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity


     Congratulations Rhetoric graduate student Chiara Ricciardone, this year's recipient of the Frank E. Ratcliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity! From Academia: "Ricciardone's research concerns concepts of health and disease in Plato and contemporary philosophy, especially as they pertain to rhetoric of self and political community. Her dissertation, slated for completion in 2016, is titled 'Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues.' " From the Berkeley Graduate… read more