Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book) with Bill Germano
Apr
20
3:30 pm15:30

Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book) with Bill Germano

  • Townsend Center for the Humanities

Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? In this talk William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.   

William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly vice-president at Routledge and, earlier, editor-in-chief at Columbia UP, he lectures and writes about academic writing. His most recent books are Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, now in a third edition (2016), and From Dissertation to Book (second ed., 2012), both from the University of Chicago Press. He has lectured and led workshops on scholarly writing at more than fifty colleges and universities across North America and around the world.

 

UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop
Jun
18
Jun 23

UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop

Every veteran has memories of his or her military service, from enlistment, boot camp and trainings, through deployments and homecomings. At the 2017 UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop, student veterans from all ten campuses of the University of California will gather for five days to study and practice the art of storytelling. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, students will learn how to compose personal narratives about their military experiences and share their stories with others.


Art of Writing Student Reading
Dec
5
3:00 pm15:00

Art of Writing Student Reading

An end-of-semester reception and reading for Art of Writing students. Writers participating in this semester's seminars read from works-in-progress and works they've produced over the course of the Fall. 

Art of Teaching Writing Lecture, "Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies"
Dec
2
2:00 pm14:00

Art of Teaching Writing Lecture, "Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies"

Joseph Harris, leader of this summer's Art of Writing Summer Institute, returns to UC Berkeley to deliver a lecture on the representation of writing teachers and instruction in popular culture. 

Professor Joseph Harris is currently the Director of the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke.

NaNoWriMo Write-ins at Doe Library
Nov
6
Nov 30

NaNoWriMo Write-ins at Doe Library

Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location.

·      Come Write In at Doe Library – Room 303 Doe Library

·      Sundays, November 6, 13, 2016, 1 - 4pm

·      Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 - 3pm

·      Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6-9pm

 

Reading: Berkeley writers at work
Oct
20
12:00 pm12:00

Reading: Berkeley writers at work

  • Morrison Library

Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, will be the 2016 featured writer in the “Berkeley Writers at Work” series. Professor Nunberg’s research interests include work in semantics and pragmatics, text classification, normative grammar, and written-language structure. He also works and writes on the social and cultural implications of new technology.

Music, Race, Popular Culture
Oct
17
5:00 pm17:00

Music, Race, Popular Culture

  • Morrison Reading Room

The second Art of Cultural Criticism speaker series features critics Jeff Chang and Hua Hsu in conversation. 

Jeff Chang is executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop GenerationWho We Be: The Colorization of America, and the forthcoming We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Hua Hsu is a contributing writer for the New Yorker, where he covers music, culture, and politics. An associate professor of English at Vassar College, he is the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez: A Poetry Reading
Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez: A Poetry Reading

  • University of California, Berkeley

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez is one of Cuba’s most outstanding contemporary writers. He has published more than thirty books of poetry throughout Latin America and Europe, and has received major awards all over the Spanish-speaking world. He divides his time between Gambier, Ohio, where he is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, and Havana, Cuba.

Katherine M. Hedeen is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College. Her latest book-length translations include Nothing Out of This World, an anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry. She is an Associate Editor of Earthwork’s Latin American Poetry in Translation Series for Salt Publishing, an acquisitions editor for Arc Publications, and Translation Editor at the Kenyon Review. She is a two-time recipient of a NEA Translation Project Grant.

Film, Television, Media Old & New
Sep
29
5:00 pm17:00

Film, Television, Media Old & New

The first Art of Cultural Criticism event features television critics Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson in conversation with Professor Scott Saul. 

Lili Loofbourow currently serves as critic-at-large for the Week. Her work on TV, film, and politics has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the New RepublicSalon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications.

David Thomson is a film critic and historian. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Whole Equation: A History of HollywoodWhy Acting MattersHow to Watch a Movie, and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.

Writing & Thinking in Two Languages
Sep
9
4:00 pm16:00

Writing & Thinking in Two Languages

  • Geballe Room

Award-winning poet, novelist, translator, and scholar Sinan Antoon discusses writing and translation with Art of Writing Director Ramona Naddaff, with an introduction by KPFA's Malihe Razazan. Born in Iraq, Antoon is the author of four novels, including I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody and The Corpse Washer, winner of the Best Arab American Book Award and the Saif Ghobash Banal Prize for Literary Translation. The first 20 UC Berkeley undergraduates (with ID) in the audience will receive a free copy of one of Antoon's novels.

The Art of Teaching Writing Summer Institute
Jun
6
Jun 10

The Art of Teaching Writing Summer Institute

The summer institute provides graduate students teaching Reading & Composition courses the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices in a week-long intensive seminar led by Joseph Harris, a leading scholar in compositional studies.