Week of Sept. 14-Sept. 20

Happy, uh, Monday, everyone! Here’s your weekly post about things happening in Berkeley! (Our Secretary will also be sending out an email with Bay Area events sometime soon, so watch out for that!)

First things first, we are hosting our second event Tuesday, Sept. 15 @ 5-6pm in Dwinelle Hall. It is an event on How to Succeed in the English Major, so if that’s your thing, definitely come! (And if you’ve already succeeded in the English major, come anyway and give us tips! We always want to hear from you!) The event will be held in room B-4, which is two floors down from the first level of Dwinelle. Check our facebook event for directions, and please RSVP so we know roughly how many worksheet copies we should print out!

Now, English department event things!

Tuesday, Sept. 15 will also host the Annual Faculty Holloway Reading at 6:30-8pm. Meaning, English department professors reading poetry! As can be expected, the reading will be held in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler 315).

The Berkeley Book Chats will be having Professor Irina Paperno with, “Who, What Am I?”: Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 12-1pm in 220 Stephens Hall. This is more of a Comparative Literature thing than an English thing, but we’re closely enough tied together as departments for it to count anyhow.

Now, for other UC Berkeley events that somehow caught our eye…

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, there will be a lecture by Professor Jeremy Birnholtz of Northwestern University on, Remember When Nobody Knew You Were a Dog? Anonymity, Identity and Location in Online Social Environments. It will be held from 4:10-5:30pm at 202 South Hall.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, a short film will be shown in 370 Dwinelle Hall from 4-6pm. It is This Kind of Love, a documentary about Burmese activist Aung Myo Min. Aung Myo Min will be present to answer questions after the screening.

Also on Thursday, at the Free Speech Movement Café,  Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers will be giving a presentation on, The Fugitive Slave Clause: Rethinking Gender, Slavery, and the Constitution from 6-8pm.

Friday, Sept. 18 will see us with another research workshop — Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop. Like the others, it will take place at 12-1pm in 9 Durant Hall.

Also on Friday, Sept. 18, there will be a lecture on The Battle for Mexico and the Future of Revolutionary Democracy in the Americas: Mexico at the Crossroads at 3-5pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall.

And, again on Friday, from 4-6pm in 7205 Dwinelle Hall, there will be a lecture on, Virtue and decision in Aristotle’s ethical treatises.

Finally, the Vagina Monologues are also holding auditions this week, from Thursday onwards. If you’re interested in helping out but missed the infosessions, they’re tabling on Sproul this week with sign-up information, so go check them out!

Have a great week, EUA-ers! (We really need a better name. Taking nominations now!)

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