Monday, February 13
Arts + Design Mondays: Body, Intellect, Resistance: Mark Greif and Linda Williams in Conversation
Mark Greif covers popular culture and political thought for the journal n+1, which he cofounded. His books include the essay collection Against Everything and a study of mid-twentieth-century American literature and thought, The Age of the Crisis of Man. He is associate professor of literary studies at the New School for Social Research.
Linda Williams is professor emerita of rhetoric and film & media at UC Berkeley. Her works of feminist film scholarship include Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible, which analyzes film pornography as a genre and specific cinematic form. Her most recent book is On The Wire, a study of the HBO television series.
This event is part of The Future of Cultural Criticism, a series featuring some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture, with a focus on the expansion of cultural criticism into new media, genres, and approaches. Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, Digital Humanities, and the Art of Writing program at UC Berkeley.
About Arts + Design Mondays
Join us Monday evenings as we invite UC Berkeley faculty and other creative people to talk about topics of current interest, including new immersive art technologies, the future of cultural criticism, and the role of the arts in social justice.
Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center (ARC), and BAMPFA. Participating presenters include UC Berkeley’s Art of Writing; ARC; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; The Black Room; Department of Art Practice; Department of English; Digital Humanities at Berkeley; and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The program is sponsored by Arts + Design.