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“All is well except the women”: Violence, Gender, and Native Women in the La Florida

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Alejandra Dubcovsky, University of California, Riverside In 1695 a Native woman shocked a Spanish officer with her deeply personal story of loss. She claimed that a Spanish woman had murdered her baby. Soon other women came forward with tales of abuse. These underexplored testimonies provide important insights into the lives and experiences of Native women in the 17th and 18thcenturies. This talk will focus on these women’s stories and shed light on the gendered effects of the region’s…

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Queer Graduate Pedagody Discussion Group

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall,

This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies will be sponsoring and launching a brand-new and exciting Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group will be taking up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come…

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Truth, Lies, and Cultural Appropriation: Christopher L. Miller on Impostors

October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Royce Hall room 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall, Room 236
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Is it ever appropriate to appropriate? To borrow or steal an identity not your own? In Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity, Christopher L. Miller reviews numerous acts of flagrant cultural appropriation: authors posing as people they are not in order to claim identities that aren’t theirs. He extends the conversation beyond famous examples from the United States, giving the French and Francophone tradition of intercultural hoaxing its first systematic attention. Free admission. Sponsored by the UCLA Department of French…

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Hebrew Gothic: History and the Poetics of Persecution

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Sinister tales written since the early twentieth century by the foremost Hebrew authors, including S. Y. Agnon, Leah Goldberg, and Amos Oz, reveal a darkness at the foundation of Hebrew culture. The ghosts of a murdered Talmud scholar and his kidnapped bride rise from their graves for a nocturnal dance of death; a girl hidden by a count in a secret chamber of an Eastern European castle emerges to find that, unbeknownst to her, World War II ended years earlier;…

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Porosity & Reciprocity | 1st Annual ELTS Graduate Student Conference

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
306 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

We are delighted to invite you to Porosity & Reciprocity, the 1st Annual European Languages and Transcultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will take place next Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, in Royce 306. Please visit official website for more details including event registration and program.  

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2019 Lois E. Matthews Lecture: “Intimate Memories Evoked by Recent Events at the Border”

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
royce hall, west lobby, 10745 Dickson Court
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Free

Join us to honor John Rechy with the UCLA Medal To download flyer, please click here!

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“The Power of Names in Republican Rome” | Jane Chaplin

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dodd Hall 248, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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For readers of Livy and students of Roman republican history, the idea that names revealed character and foretold behavior is familiar: a Manlius Torquatus can be expected to treat his son severely, and a Publius Decius Mus to devote himself in a close battle.  Names as destiny and gentilicial traits culminated in Mark Antony’s reference to Caesar’s heir as the boy who owed everything to his name, as well as to the later ban on Marcus as a praenomen for…

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Porosity & Reciprocity | 1st Annual ELTS Graduate Student Conference

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

We are delighted to invite you to Porosity & Reciprocity, the 1st Annual European Languages and Transcultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will take place next Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, in Royce 306. Please visit official website for more details including event registration and program.

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Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 1: “20. And odd Negroes”: African Labor, Colonial Economies, Cultural Pluralities

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 12:45 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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—organized by Brenda E. Stevenson (University of California, Los Angeles) and Sharla M. Fett (Occidental College) The year 1619 was designated as the red-letter year in Virginia, the first permanent colony in British North America, for three reasons—it marked the beginning of a representative government; the arrival of captive African laborers; and the initiation of a successful plan to encourage permanent family development through the importation of English women. It was on June 29, 1619, that Sir George Yeardley, governor…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
78 Dodd Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talk of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Dodd Hall 78 at 4:00pm. This lecture will be in Persian.  His English lecture will follow on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383.

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 11282 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talks of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383. This lecture will be in English.

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Writing in Different (Disciplinary) Languages: On the Occasion of “The Perils of the One”: Lecture and Discussion with Professor Stathis Gourgouris

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kaplan Hall 348, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 28, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in 348 Kaplan Hall. In honor of his new book, The Perils of the One (Columbia University Press, 2019), Stathis Gourgouris (Professor of Classics, English, and Comparative Literature at Columbia University) will be delivering a lecture and leading a discussion on “Writing in Different (Disciplinary) Languages: On the Occasion of The…

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies Research Workshop

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

“Franks that are Acclimatized are Better: Anecdotal History and Everyday Life in Usāma ibn Munqidh’s Kitab al I‘tibar” Gina Lorenz (Graduate Student, French and Francophone Studies, UCLA) In his Kitab al I‘tibar, the warrior, gentleman, and poet Usāma ibn Munqidh (1095-1188) describes Franks as beasts, devils, and friends. He tells tales of epic battles and shared dinner tables, of conflict and mutual understanding. What is particularly compelling about Usāma’s text is that he focuses on the particular – on everyday…

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Back to the Future of Al-Andalus: A Poetry Reading and Conversation

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, 90095
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MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole will read from his work and talk about the origins and legacy of the hybrid Hebrew poetry of Muslim Spain. Moving between eleventh-century Iberia and twenty-first century Jerusalem and America, Cole will take us into the heart of one of the most vital periods of Jewish literary history, as he discusses its relevance for writers and readers today. Cole has been called “an inspired writer” (the Nation) and “one of the most vital poets…

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Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, 90095
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One of the greatest American screenwriters, Ben Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts—reporter, novelist, playwright, crusader for the imperiled Jews of Hitler’s Europe, and propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared “child of the century” came to embody much that defined America—and especially Jewish America—in his time. Award-winning essayist and biographer Adina Hoffman will discuss her new book about Hecht, which The New Yorker, calls “superb” and Booklist describes as “electrifying.”…

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November 2019

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Addressing the Vaccine Crisis: The Digital World, Big Data, and Public Health

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Bridges Theatre, Melnitz Hall 1409, 235 Charles E Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top threats to global health. This one-day symposium, hosted by UCLA faculty from Engineering, Humanities and Public Health, comes amid the growing attention to this potential crisis. We bring together experts from across public health, data science, culture analytics, sociology, and law to address the most pressing questions about vaccination resistance and chart a course for future action. This symposium is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Digital…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2019

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Huntington Library, Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2, 1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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The Fall 2019 session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. The papers under discussion are available for download in advance of the seminar. The papers are:…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Trio Karénine

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Trio Karénine concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Lottery registration closes on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Trio Karénine Fanny Robilliard, violin Louis Rodde, cello Paloma Kouider, piano Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine takes its name from Tolstoy’s titular heroine, Anna Karenina. Top prize winner at the ARD international Competition…

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Karmiole Lecture: “Entered for his copy”: Reading the Stationers’ Register

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Fifteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —given by Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University The Stationers’ Register is one of the most consulted archival documents of the early modern period. It is also, frankly, one of the least understood. First established in 1557 by the London Stationers’ Company to record the publishing rights of its members and cited in Britain’s first copyright statute in 1710, it survives in an almost unbroken sequence until 1924. It played a…

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Love and Empire in Garcilaso de la Vega’s Latin Odes

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314,

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Jay Reed (Classics and Comparative Literature, Brown University) The Spanish poet Garcilaso de la Vega’s three surviving Latin odes (from around 1532-36) have begun to be studied for the way they—like his much larger Spanish output—juxtapose and intertwine imperial and erotic themes. In both bodies of work there emerges a complex, ambivalent stance toward the project (which Garcilaso the courtier and soldier avowedly participated in) of the literary and political restoration of Rome in the form…

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