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(Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure ) QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Documenting the Erotic Traces of Suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge” by Yetta Howard

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. This talk explores the Golden Gate Bridge as a queer memorial to the suicidal subjects who have jumped to their deaths from it. Drawing on archival, auditory, and visual documentation practices including Jenni Olson’s experimental documentary on the subject, Howard investigates the Bridge as a darkly erotic site of physical-ephemeral encounter. Yetta Howard is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and…

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CANCELED – “Gender, Architecture and Erasure in the Fifteenth-Century Andes”

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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CANCELED - CMRS Research Workshop Stella Nair (Professor, Art History, UCLA) Women played critical roles throughout Andean History. Yet gender biases set forth in the Iberian colonization of the Andes and continued by scholars have silenced and effectively erased women’s roles in designing, constructing, and giving meaning to the Inca built environment. In this paper, Nair explores how surviving written and material records can provide critical clues to the ways in which indigenous women defined space and place in the…

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POSTPONED – Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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TO BE RESCHEDULED - Annual Armand Hammer Art History Lecture This lecture by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Art History, Tulane), focuses on the painted books of Aztec Mexico, sixteenth-century documents that some people consider to be works of Art and others consider to contain Writing.  The talk thus explores that place where our Western conceptions of Art and Writing come closest together. The Aztecs and their neighbors conceptualized writing and image-making as a single cultural category, one that involved a nonverbal…

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SWALLT @ UCLA, April 17-18, 2020

April 17 - April 18

Southwest Association For Language Learning Technology - SWALLT 2020 Conference Upcoming conference: April 17-18, 2020 @ UCLA  Click here for more Info SWALLT is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting those involved with any area of language learning and the use of technology. Many of our members supervise language or computer labs in addition to language teaching duties. Others of us provide technical support or are engaged in the development of technology-based language products. In a field where rapid change…

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POSTPONED – The Holy Mountains of the Western Italian Alps: Pilgrimage, Art, and Society in the 16th Century

April 18
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2020 - CMRS Conference This conference, organized by Geoffrey Symcox (History, UCLA), explores the history and extraordinary art of the Sacri Monti and highlights the contributions of young scholars to this new field of research. The cluster of pilgrimage centers known as the Sacri Monti, or Holy Mountains, in the western Italian Alps, is attracting increasing scholarly attention. In part this is because in 2003 they were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in recognition…

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POSTPONED – Virtual Classrooms and Mercantile Mischief in Shakespeare’s England

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2020 - CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Susan Phillips (English, Northwestern University). What happens when the schoolmaster is banished from the early modern classroom? The popular vernacular textbooks that flooded the European market in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries posed precisely this question when they claimed—on title pages and in prefatory material—not simply to stand in for the schoolmaster, but to displace him altogether. Most were practical how-to guides that offered entertaining dialogues and real-world…

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