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April 2017
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First Philosophy, Last Judgments: The Lear Real

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Core Program 2016–17 Entertaining the Idea: Shakespeare, Philosophy, Performance Conference 3: First Philosophy, Last Judgments: The Lear Real —a conference organized by Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California, Irvine; Lowell Gallagher, University of California, Los Angeles; and James Kearney, University of California, Santa Barbara co-sponsored by UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs UCLA Department of English UCI Shakespeare Center To entertain is to delight and amuse but also to receive guests and hence to court risk, from the…

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Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization

April 28 - April 29

The early modern period (c. 1450-1750) witnessed a massive dislocation of people and artifacts as a result of migration, religious conflicts, expanding trade routes, missionary activities, slavery, and colonization. The confrontation between materiality and mobility that ensued gave rise to new, often unexpected, forms of creativity. Focusing on art — on making and engaging with it, on performance and self-representation – this conference foregrounds the critical creative and imaginative processes involved in making worlds. Organized by Bronwen Wilson (Department of…

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The Annual Lois E. Matthews Lecture: “Locality and Quasi-Locality: Old and New Approaches to ‘Clause-mate’ Phenomena”

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) OPEN HOUSE

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Book Presentation of What Are the Blind Men Dreaming? With Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Book Talk: Muslims and the Making of America: A Conversation

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

There has never been an America without Muslims. Yet in our current political climate, there is ignorance and fear about Muslims. Join us for a conversation with Amir Hussain, a professor at LMU and expert on America’s Muslims. He will talk about his new book, Muslims and the Making of America, which discusses the contributions that American Muslims have made to what it means to be American. Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where…

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Lucrezia Borgia’s Self Representation

April 26 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable How did noble women represent themselves through the objects they acquired, wore, and used to outfit their living quarters? In this roundtable, Professor Diane Ghirardo (Architecture, USC) addresses this question by examining Lucrezia Borgia’s jewelry, library, art and religious objects, and the decoration of her quarters in the Estense Castle and Palazzo di Corte in Ferrara. In addition she compares Lucrezia Borgia’s accoutrements with what is known of Isabella d’Este’s artifacts and residences. Advance registration not required. No…

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The Spirituality of Jesus in the New Millennium: A Fourth Quest for Jesus

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Over the last century and a half, the one conclusion of critical biblical scholarship is actually twofold: the dehistoricization of John and the de-Johannification of Jesus. The problem with these two platforms, however, is that despite being different and theological, the Fourth Gospel is also mundane and topographically grounded, conveying more archaeologically attested details than all the other gospels combined. If all sources for understanding the Jesus of history are to be considered, John deserves to be in the mix;…

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Nancy Rabinowitz | Rape, Race, and Refugees: Aeschylus’ Suppliants and Charles Mee’s Big Love

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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First California Symposium on Catalan Studies

April 24 - April 25

Of Books and Roses: First California Symposium on Catalan Studies “Of Books and Roses:  First California Symposium on Catalan Studies” grew from the idea of offering a point of reference on the west coast of the United States for scholars and students interested in Catalan Studies or related areas.  This year, we will hear presentations on urban cultures, on literary studies focused on exile and historical memory, studies on Catalan phonology and syntax and research on language on digital communications. …

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THE UCLA GRADUATE CONFERENCE ON RELIGION- Performing Devotion: Religious Rituals and Religious Practices

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Comic Supernatural

April 21 - April 22

CMRS Conference The tropes are as well-known as they are myriad. Deals with the devil. Hell running short of guests, or being robbed of its prey. Heaven dispatching angels to save individuals from their own folly. Ghosts and goblins shaking mortals from their mundane complacency. Gods and goddesses from various pantheons trying on human guise. Witches, genies, and sundry monsters rattling their cages, to the consternation of those in their presence. In the course of each scenario, accidents happen, mistakes…

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Comic Supernatural Movie Night – “La Fée” (“The Fairy”)

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“La Fée” is a film released in 2011 written and directed by Dominique Abel. Arriving at a small hotel, a mysterious woman named Fiona informs night shift worker Dom that she is a fairy and will grant him three wishes. After she grants his first two wishes–and he falls in love with her–she disappears, and Dom must find her. Is she a real fairy–or something else? Join CMRS for a screening of the Belgian film “La Fée” as the kick-off…

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Nancy Sherman | Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

April 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Department of Classics is pleased to present the 2017 Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics. “Unmasking the Trauma of War: Lessons from Ajax and the Philoctetes on Moral Injury and Repair” will be presented by Professor Nancy Sherman (Georgetown University) on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 in the California Nanosystems Institute Auditorium at 5:00 pm. There will be a Pre-Reception at 4:00 pm.

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Branka Arsić – “All One Stuff: Emerson’s Materialism”

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lucas Cranach and Martin Luther: Sacred Art at the Dawn of the Reformation

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The allegorical paintings and altarpieces that Lucas Cranach made in Wittenberg during his association with Martin Luther reveal a Reformation that is different from the one we know in books.  This lecture examines the iconography of some of the earliest protestant artworks, made by some of the greatest artists of the German Renaissance, with an emphasis on the paintings that Cranach made at the epicenter of the Reformation. Gregory Harwell lives in Los Angeles has taught Northern Renaissance and Baroque…

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Culture, Revolution, and the Making of Modern Mexico

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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“La clere Diane droictement mena le Roy”: Representing the French Royal Mistress

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CMRS Lecture We are so used to the idea of the royal mistress as a constituent element of the French king’s grandeur that we tend not to think about how strange it is that in Ancien Régime France nine women who were not part of the royal family exercised significant political influence, their position imagined as part of a “tradition” and its occupants perceived as a coherent group. Although kings throughout medieval and early modern Europe had extra-conjugal sexual partners,…

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Branka Arsić – “Entomological Persons: Insects and Ahab”

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) OPEN HOUSE

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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