schedule

  • Monday, January 30

    6:30 PM
    BAMPFA

Arts + Design Mondays: Gender, Identity, Memoir: Judith Butler and Maggie Nelson in Conversation

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Her work has been influential in a variety of disciplines including critical theory and gender studies. She has received many of the highest honors in the humanities, including the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award.

Maggie Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry, including The Argonauts, an autobiography that explores complex issues of gender, sexuality, and love, and which received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Nelson directs the creative writing program at California Institute of the Arts.

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.