The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship/L&S program (SURF/L&S) allows UC Berkeley undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to spend the summer doing concentrated research in preparation for a senior thesis. About forty fellows will be funded in 2014, receiving $4250. Please fill out the eligibility screen here so we can guide you.
In addition to receiving funding, each summer fellow will be assigned to a research cluster, which will meet weekly throughout the summer. In the cluster you will find a community of undergraduate researchers with similar interests and problems, as well as a cluster mentor, an experienced researcher to help... more
If as many theorists of the genre argue, authenticity is essential to autobiography, what place, if any, does the literary occupy in it? By “literary” I mean all of the subjective qualities that interpretation introduces to any verbal description of reality. On the one hand, it seems impossible to depict a complete life without recourse to interpretation; on the other, the various effects of interpretation might be said to amount to distortions of the life depicted, rendering it inauthentic. At the core of Nietzsche’s philosophy is the ""famous insistence that every view is only one among many possible interpretations, his own views...included"" (Nehamas, 1); this insistence is called perspectivism. Perspectivism offers insight on the relationship between authenticity and human “life”... Read More