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September 2017

2017 Fall Reception

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures 2017 Fall Reception   Lunch and Refreshments will be served Join us to kick off the new academic year! Name* First Last Affiliation?* FacultyGraduate StudentStaffOther Can Attend? Yes No RSVP Total* Vegetarian* Yes No This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. jQuery(document).ready(function($){gformInitSpinner( 39, ‘http://nelc.ucla.edu/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.gif’ );jQuery(‘#gform_ajax_frame_39’).load( function(){var contents = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘*’).html();var is_postback = contents.indexOf(‘GF_AJAX_POSTBACK’) >= 0;if(!is_postback){return;}var form_content = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘#gform_wrapper_39’);var is_confirmation = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘#gform_confirmation_wrapper_39’).length > 0;var is_redirect = contents.indexOf(‘gformRedirect(){‘) >=…

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Undergraduate Ice Cream Social/Open House

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and learn about the different majors and minors offered by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Meet other students in the majors and minors and current faculty. non-dairy options will be avilable Event Flyer

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Fellowship Funding Workshop

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Interested in learning more about the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (GSRM), Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM), Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) and other extramural funding opportunities? Want to know what it takes to make a successful proposal? Funding Workshop hosted by Dr. Cherie Francis from UCLA Graduate Fellowships and Financial Services. 2017 Funding Workshop Name First Last Email Department? Comparative LiteratureNELCSlavic if(typeof gf_global == ‘undefined’) var gf_global = {“gf_currency_config”:{“name”:”U.S. Dollar”,”symbol_left”:”$”,”symbol_right”:””,”symbol_padding”:””,”thousand_separator”:”,”,”decimal_separator”:”.”,”decimals”:2},”base_url”:”http://nelc.ucla.edu/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms”,”number_formats”:[],”spinnerUrl”:”http://nelc.ucla.edu/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.gif”};jQuery(document).bind(‘gform_post_render’, function(event, formId, currentPage){if(formId == 41) {} } );jQuery(document).bind(‘gform_post_conditional_logic’, function(event, formId, fields, isInit){} );…

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October 2017

Greater Glory: Darius I and Divinity in Achaemenid Royal Ideology

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Matthew Waters (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) The close link between the king and the divine has deep roots in Near Eastern royal ideologies, and the Persian kings during the Achaemenid period (c. 550-330 BCE) followed this tradition. Exactly how close was the link? Recent studies suggest a blurred line between the two especially during at least some parts of the Neo-Assyrian period. However one chooses to answer that question for the Achaemenids, the king is to be considered a fulcrum.…

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Sexuality and Cultural Change in Iranian Cinema

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A lecture in Persian by Kamran Talattof (University of Arizona). October 8, 2017. The history of Iranian cinema adequately reflects the construction of gender in Iran. But the expression of sexuality is a problematic notion on a number of levels. In western societies, the preoccupation with human sexuality prompted reflection about human physiology, gender identity, and ethical considerations, resulting in the perception of sex as ontologically separate from mere reproduction, eventually facilitating sexual expression. In traditional segments of Iranian society,…

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What Kind of Wine did Rudaki fancy?

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A lecture in English by Kamran Talattof (University of Arizona). October 09, 2017. One of the earliest Persian poets, Rudaki (859–941), employed the word wine within a wide semantic register in his poems. However, his unicity is most manifest when the process of wine making within a highly allegorical poem entitled “Mother of Wine” is depicted. Through contextual, historical, and discursive analyses, it is argued that this poem—written in the form of a qasideh—was composed for the purpose of being performed…

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