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October 2017

Physiognomy, Cosmography, and Other Itchy Pictures: Vexed Viewing in the Early Modern Print

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture —Stephanie Leitch, Florida State University New observational tools developed during the sixteenth century that commanded the viewer to attention. Abandoning strategies to capture the unblinking stare of the medieval devotee, prints now incentivized sharp seeing in their readers and encouraged a critical and judgmental eye. Ancient genres like physiognomy and cosmography were retooled by printers who developed visual formats that prepared the reader for new interactive experience with the world. Printed trick images, or Vexierbilder, developed alongside these…

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Becoming Media, Conference 1: Objects

October 27 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 12:30 pm

UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Core Program 2017–18 Becoming Media, Conference 1: Objects —a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles In his seminal essay “Genesis of the Media Concept,” John Guillory speaks of the “absent but wanted” concept of medium in the history of Western thought. A diffusion of proto-mediatic political, aesthetic, philosophical, and scientific modes of handling media objects…

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November 2017

Genres of Response: Gesture, Method, Trope

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

—a conference organized by Anahid Nersessian, University of California, Los Angeles In a series of talks that follow the imaginative movements of genre from the medieval period to the nineteenth century, the conference examines the uneasy relationship between genre’s aesthetic promise and its practical uses. It brings together scholars whose work moves beyond the consideration of specific genres—whether elegy or epic, illustration or instruction, story or archive—toward a decidedly conceptual treatment of genre’s effects across literary, visual, historiographic, and scientific…

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The Book and Slave Trades in Concert: The Colonial Library and the Atlantic Economy

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Thirteenth Annual Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —Sean D. Moore, University of New Hampshire Early American libraries stood at the nexus of two transatlantic branches of commerce:  the book trade and the slave trade.  This 2017 Karmiole Lecture will bridge the study of these trades by demonstrating how Americans’ profits from slavery were reinvested in imported British books and providing evidence that the colonial book market was shaped, in part, by the demand of slave…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Zorá String Quartet

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Zorá String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 12, 2017. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Zorá String Quartet Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin Hsuan-Hao Hsu, violin Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola Zizai Ning, cello The Zorá String Quartet, recently named “the future of chamber music” in a concert review in Oregon ArtsWatch, met while studying at Indiana University. After they had…

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December 2017
$25

Chamber Music at the Clark: Pacifica Quartet

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Zorá String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 26, 2017. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Pacifica Quartet Simin Ganatra, violin Austin Hartman, violin Guy Ben-Ziony, viola Brandon Vamos, cello Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of…

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