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July 2018

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: iPalpiti Soloists

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free lunchtime chamber music concerts at Powell Library.

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“Sorceress” (1987) – CMRS Movie Night

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Set in an isolated medieval village in France, Sorceress (Le Moine et la Sorcière) is based on the writings of Etienne de Bourbon, a thirteenth-century Dominican friar who is sent by the Pope to seek out heresy. Etienne discovers that, when their children are sick, the village women go to a forest woman, Elda, to help them heal their babies. Elda is schooled in the ancient arts of healing, the use of leaves, seeds, and bark, and, if need be, she leads…

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June 2018

“Untaken Paths”- Film Screening and Discussion

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film Screening of Untaken Paths (2017, 106 min, English subtitles) from director Tahmieh Milani will be followed by a panel discussion. About the Film: Legendary feminist filmmaker Tahmineh Milani is no stranger to stories of women’s marital struggles. Untaken Paths, her fourteenth feature, tells the story of a young woman in love who marries against the wishes of her family. She is challenged when her nascent marriage is thrown into trouble because of the couple’s roots in different social strata. The…

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Humanities Dialogues Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • DEMOCRACY • EDUCATION • WORK • GOOD/EVIL • WAR/PEACE • HUMANITY • RESISTANCE • RELIGION & IDENTITY  Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works, historical figures,…

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Humanities Dialogue Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • PATRIOTISM • DEMOCRACY • OBEDIENCE • EDUCATION • WORK • PEACE • HONOR • HUMANITY • HEROISM Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works,…

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Between East & West: Emotions in Non-Fictional Representations of the Individual

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

This conference will bring together scholars of various literatures and cultures in the period between 1600-1850 in non-fictional (factual) sources which involve passions and/or emotions. The conference is funded in part by the FACE foundation through its Partner University Fund, as part of a three year long project of cooperation between UCLA and the University of Tours (France), entitled “From Passions To Emotions: Non-Fictional Representations Of The Individual (1680-1850)”. While keeping a slight emphasis on Western “emotions”, the conference seeks…

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First Do No Harm: On the Interplay of Folklore, Myth, and Medicine from the Ancient World to the Renaissance and Beyond

June 1 - June 2

CMRS Medical Humanities Conference – This conference, organized by CMRS Affiliate Dr. Sara Burdorff (Lecturer, English, UCLA), Professor Stephanie Jamison (Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) and Professor Olga Yokoyama (Applied Linguistics, UCLA), examines the intersections between mythology, folklore, and medicine in literature from the classical through early modern periods. Inspired by the UCLA Freshman Mythology Cluster course (GE30) and drawing on sources including hagiography and Celtic folklore, medieval romance and early modern drama, this conference engages the critical interplay between medical and literary ideations of the…

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May 2018

Multicultural Performance Night (2018)

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

MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT A SHOWCASE OF DIVERSITY & TALENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 6 – 8 PM 314 ROYCE HALL Information regarding tryouts is forthcoming. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

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End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony

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

You are cordially invited to attend the End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Italian, Germanic Languages, and the Scandinavian Section. Enjoy food and refreshments while marking the end of another successful academic year! The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 3pm-5pm on the Royce Hall 3rd floor North Balcony (located between rooms 334 & 340). Please RSVP online here.

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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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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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