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May 2018

Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Spring 2018 Symposium is an exciting full day event with a reception to follow. It will feature speakers: Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group” Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ” Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption” Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

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Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Spring 2018 Symposium is an exciting full day event with a reception to follow. It will feature speakers: Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group” Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ” Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption” Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

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Living Happily Ever After? The Swedish Gender Equality Ideal & Literary Representations of Mothers Who Leave

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In twenty-first century Swedish literature there is a surprising number of mothers who leave their families. Why do we currently see this literary trend? And why in Sweden of all places, which is usually seen seen as one of the best countries in the world to start a family, especially for mothers? In this talk, Björklund will discuss a number of novels where the mothers leave because of gender inequality with a desire to improve their situations. She will explore the…

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A Romano-Egyptian Obelisk Beyond the Nile

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Using a Romano-Egyptian obelisk from the collection of the Museo del Sannio in Benevento, Italy as a case study, this talk will overview the major themes of the current Getty exhibition “Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World.” This exhibition explores cross-cultural interactions between Egypt, Greece, and Rome from about 2000 BC until about AD 300. Part of a new Getty initiative called The Classical World in Context, the exhibition kicks off a series that will highlight the Classical…

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Nostalgia de la oscuridad: Accion clandestina y amor furtivo en ‘Tengo miedo torero’ de Pedro Lemebel

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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{CANCELLED} Colloquium: “Old Horizons, New World: Classics in the Americas”

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE HELD ON MONDAY, MAY 21ST. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE NEW DATE AND TIME SOON. This series showcases some of the work being done by early-career scholars that explores how the ancient world negotiated cultural boundaries and conversely how classical antiquity has been received in colonial and post-colonial arenas. The presentations will be: “Black Cicero: (Re-)reading the Classics with W.E.B. Du Bois” Mathias Hanses (Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University)…

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Is There a Persian Literary History? Twentieth-century Journals and the Formation of Literary Criticism

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aria Fani (UC Berkeley) This talk will consider the role of early twentieth-century Persian-language journals in institutionalizing what we know as Persian literary history today in Iran and Afghanistan. The focus of the talk will be Mohammad Taqi Bahar’s journal Daneshkadeh, and in particular ‘Abbas Eqbal-Ashtiyani’s series titled “Tarikh-e adabi” (Literary history, 1918-1919). Once we investigate the ways in which literary journals have helped to forge and institutionalize Persian literary history, they will emerge not just as a byproduct of…

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Grad (WINE) + Cheese

May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come and enjoy an evening with fellow grad students of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures! Avoid work, and your professors! BYOB!!! This event is sponsored by the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Humanities Council funds, so no funds can be spent on alcoholic beverages.  HumCo money will provide non-alcoholic refreshments and food, but please bring your own beverages! Event Flyer Name First Last Email 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 == 81) {} }…

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Happiness, Learning, and Leadership in Marvell’s ‘An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland’ and Milton’s ‘Of Education’

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable – The critical opinion of Andrew Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland” has largely been that the lyric’s imagination of nationhood is ambiguous, unlike that in Milton’s Of Education. Of Education argues for a new style of education for national leaders that would improve on a “defect” of Sparta’s: Milton’s would be “equally good for both peace and war.” Using computational text analysis methods, Dr. Valerie Shepard (UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center and CMRS Associate) compares both works to show…

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Open Mic Night in Sunset Village

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Amber West will be reading poetry and discussing the UCLA Common Book at the Open Mic in Sunset Village on Mon. 5/14 from 6-7pm

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After the Genocide (Después del genocidio)

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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Cities, Ships, and Saints: Religious Practice and Maritime Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (11th-16th centuries)

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture – As portrayed in a sixteenth-century bio-chronicle of the port city of Aden in Yemen, men of renowned piety performed miracles that delivered their devotees from pirates and tempests, ensured success in the marketplace, and calibrated the sometimes treacherously plural urban milieu. Can these miracles or their retelling be said to characterize a city-based identity, a distinctive maritime culture, and a networked transoceanic world in the context of the “pre-modern” Indian Ocean? The sea is…

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Fighting Unemployment in Depression – Era Chile

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Humanities Career Panel Series: “Swipe Right: Say ‘Yes’ to Careers in Tech”

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

North campus major interested in tech? Come meet a panel of experts who use their B.A. in tech-related ways. Humanities and social science majors are often told that their field is impractical and won’t lead to a successful–or lucrative–career. But that’s not true! Come meet our panel of experts–all UCLA alumni–who’ve learned how to use their north campus degrees to land jobs in the tech industry. PANELISTS     Corinne Crockett UCLA ’10, Communication Head of Marketing, Vow to be…

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Past to Page: A Panel Discussion with Comic Book Artists and Creators

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Medieval and Renaissance themes continue to have a profound influence on contemporary comic books and graphic novels. Join Dr. Kristina Markman (History, UCLA) for a panel discussion featuring comic creators Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare, IDW Publishers), GMB Chomichuk (Midnight City, Infinitum, Rust and Water, Raygun Gothic) and industry veteran Howard Chaykin (The Divided States of Hysteria, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics). Advance registration is required. Please click here to complete the short registration form. No fee. Limited seating.

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Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nahid Siamdoust (Yale University) Soundtrack of the Revolution offers a striking account of Iranian culture, politics, and social change. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including during the 2009 protests, Nahid Siamdoust introduces a full cast of characters, from musicians and audience members to state officials, and takes readers into concert halls and underground performances, as well as the state licensing and censorship offices. Event Flyer   Registration Please complete this form to register for the event.…

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“Tangible Time: Looms, Weaving, and Perceptions of Continuity and Rupture in Female Temporality in Early Greek Literature” | Andromache Karanika

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chamber Music at the Clark: Telegraph Quartet

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Telegraph Quartet Eric Chin, violin Joseph Maile, violin Pei-Ling Lin, viola Jeremiah Shaw, cello Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet, originally formed in 2013, is the recipient of some of the chamber music world’s highest honors. Most recently, the Quartet was the winner of the 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet…

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Asclepius, the Paintbrush, and the Pen: Representations of Disease in Medieval and Early Modern European Art and Literature

May 4 - May 5

CMRS Medical Humanities Conference – Humanity has always approached disease with a mixture of curiosity and dread. Medieval and early modern people were no exception, displaying a deep fascination with virulent ailments and all sorts of physical deformities. But despite this a attraction, few artists of these eras engaged in the depiction of disease. When they did, their expression was particular to the medium used and differed among artists even when using the same medium. Since such an effort was…

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“Minerva unto the Breach: Cicero’s Brutus, the statue of Minerva, and the War with Caesar” | Christopher Van Den Berg

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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