2016 Graduate Conference

Difficult Discourse: Searching for a Critical Generosity Berkeley Institute Graduate Conference February 26th and 27th, 2016 315 and 330 Wheeler Hall UC Berkeley The question of this year’s conference touches the heart of our intellectual work and our personal...

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Short Stories of Flannery O’Connor

Matthew Rose Director & Senior Fellow, Berkeley Institute Dates: Thursdays on 7.7, 7.14, 7.28 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Reading schedule: 7/7: “The Nature and Aims of Fiction”; “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” 7/14: “The Grotesque in Southern Fiction”; “A Good Man is...

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Dante’s Purgatorio: An Art of Willing

Dante’s Divine Comedy is certainly the greatest literary work Europe produced in the middle ages, maybe the greatest it has ever produced. Part of its greatness is its laying out for imagination what the will (will as both desire and choice) requires for its...

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The Undergraduate Brunch Hour

How, as undergraduates, should we approach universities like UC Berkeley? What does it mean to be educated today? And what role might religious commitments play in the process? The Undergraduate Brunch Hour is a series of student-led discussions designed to foster...

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