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

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 Assistant Professor, …    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 unconscious perception of objects and the …    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 Stacey Nguyen Ambiguity as the Answer to Obligation: Vietnamese Writers in Diaspora Sophie Golub Poetry …    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, Sacramento Saturday, April 16 at 6:00 pm Hinde Auditorium …    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

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations - with Dan Melia

 Check out this informal interview with Professor Dan Melia about the history of St. Patrick's Day in the United States!

Rhetoric Colloquium with Jill Frank, Cornell University

Colloquium: Jill Frank 04/08/2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location TBA   Save the date for part three of our Rhetoric Spring Colloquium series!

New Film Screening with Trinh T. Minh-ha

Trinh Minh-ha's new film, Forgetting Vietnam, will be featured in the international competition, Cinéma du Réel, which will take place from March 18th to March 27th in Paris at the Centre Pompidou and associated venues.  Screenings, time and place:  Tuesday, March 22nd, at 6:40 pm, in Cinema 1 in the Centre Pompidou, followed by a Q&A with the audience Thursday, March 24th, at 3:50 pm, in Cinema 2 in the Centre Pompidou, followed by a Q&A with the audience …    read more

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Congratulations Evyn Lê Espiritu - AAAS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

 Congratulations to Rhetoric graduate student Evyn Lê Espiritu! Evyn has achieved the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, for her paper entitled: “Performing Humanitarianism: Israeli Selection and Media Construction of the Ideal Vietnamese Refugee”. More information can be found on the AAAStudies website!