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January 2017

“La Mujer Varonil y/o vestida de Hombre en el teatro barroco español y las primeras comedias de Calderón”

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Laura L. Garofalo | “Contested Virtue: Clodia Fannia and Verginius Rufus in Pliny’s Epistulae”

January 24 @ 5:05 pm - 6:30 pm
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Amy Koenig | “Conflict, Constraint, and Physical Violence in Galen”

January 26 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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CMRS Movie Night: “The Name of the Rose”

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

A murder mystery at a Benedictine abbey requires the sherlockian insight of Brother William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and his young apprentice, Adso of Melk (Christian Slater). Confronted by the suspicious deaths of several friars amid the simmering tensions of monastic rivalries, the detectives come face to face with the Inquisition during their investigation. Join CMRS for a screening of the 1986 film adaptation of Umberto Eco’s playfully intellectual mystery novel, The Name of the Rose. Running time 130 minutes.…

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Umberto Eco, the Middle Ages, and “The Name of the Rose”

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

CMRS Symposium Umberto Eco (January 5, 1932 – February 19, 2016) is still best known today for his novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose). The novel was published in 1980 and became an international sensation, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. In reality, Eco was a Professor at the University of Bologna and a scholar of Thomas Aquinas and medieval aesthetics, who also wrote fiction. His concern for medieval philosophy, however, was not strictly academic but…

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February 2017

Decorated Manuscripts in Sixteenth-and Seventeenth-Century England

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable Manuscript studies scholars are well versed in the rich illuminations and miniatures in late-medieval English manuscripts, but scholars have spent less time considering the culture of decorated manuscripts in the early modern period. This talk by Dr. Wilkie will explore the culture of commissioning that created these highly illustrated and personal manuscripts in late-Tudor and early-Stuart England, the role the College of Arms played in their creation, and influences from continental books. Advance registration not required. No fee.…

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Oscar Wilde, Rachilde, and the Mercure de France

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde —Petra Dierkes-Thrun, Stanford University This talk discusses the little-known literary and personal relations between Oscar Wilde and notorious French decadent writer, publisher, and salon hostess Rachilde (Marguerite Eymery-Vallette, 1860–1956), who played a crucial role in channeling Wilde’s intellectual impact for the 20th century. Through her work at the Parisian literary magazine Mercure de France in the early 1890s, Rachilde provided Wilde with a network of avant-garde writers and journalists, including Wilde’s longtime translator…

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Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

On February 3, 2017, the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Program and the Art History and Chicana/Chicano Studies Departments are proud to present Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.    Co-organized by LGBTQ Studies Program Chair and Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Chicana/o Studies/Art History Professor Charlene Villaseñor-Black, the symposium will simultaneously explore the intersection of love, art, and identity politics in the work of queer Chicanx…

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Rethinking the Rise of Fictionality

February 3 @ 9:45 am - February 4 @ 1:00 pm

—a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Emily Hodgson Anderson, University of Southern California The development of eighteenth-century literature, as Catherine Gallagher has so persuasively claimed, reflects a “rise of fictionality”: in her argument, readers and spectators became increasingly acclimated to the notion of fiction as non-referential—as divorced from some real-world source. Yet if the boundary between fiction and real life seemed more distinct throughout the century, it also came to seem more porous.…

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Roma Aeterna in the Middle Ages

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The medieval sources produced in Rome and about Rome collectively exhibit a singular characteristic  which scholars have not yet adequately identified or addressed as a uniquely Roman feature. In contrast with most other cities and institutions, Rome and its church did not develop the diachronic relationship with their memory and territory that would have resulted in the writing of chronicles and annals. Instead, Roman historical writing adopted a synchronic approach that mirrored the conceptual structure expressed in rituals, catalogues, and…

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A New Translation of Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s “Vulture in a Cage”

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Author and translator Raymond Scheindlin will present his new book, Vulture in a Cage, and the eleventh-century poet at its center, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, one of the most celebrated poets and philosophers of the medieval Judeo-Arabic Golden Age. The author of delicate and intimate devotional poetry that holds an honored place in the liturgies of many Jewish communities, Ibn Gabirol also wrote personal poetry, in which he speaks of his intellectual ambitions and his frustration at having to live among…

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De Llibres y Roses – Catalan Symposium Abstract Deadline

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jewish Properties, Inquisitorial Conflicts, and Probabilist Theology in Seventeenth-Century Rome

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable Professor Stefania Tutino (History, UCLA) uses the fascinating and dramatic story of the seventeenth-century Neapolitan Jewish nobleman Duarte Vaaz, Count of Mola, to discuss how the Roman Inquisition dealt with the economic implications of converting Jews. By investigating the complex relationship between theology, economy, and politics, this talk explores the important role that moral theology assumed in adapting traditional Catholic doctrine to both the apostolic needs of conversion and the demands of the growing money-market economy. Funding for…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Israeli Chamber Project

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Founded in 2008, the Israeli Chamber Project brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad. A dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, the Israeli Chamber Project was named the winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award in recognition of its passionate musicianship, creative programming, and commitment to educational outreach. Based both in Israel and in New York, the ensemble was…

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March 2017

Chamber Music at the Clark: Ian Parker, pianist

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, Ian Parker began his piano studies at age three with his father, Edward Parker. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Yoheved Kaplinksky. While at Juilliard, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the  Sylva Gerber Career grant, which is given annually to the “most talented Canadian artist.” A first-prize winner at the CBC National Radio Competition, he also won…

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