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October 2018

The UCLA Colloquium on Brazil

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
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Faculty Meeting

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Colloquium: Amanda Rysling

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Polish Film Screening – “Silent Night”

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plot: Adam returns home to Poland to spend Christmas Eve with his family and share the news that his child will soon be born. He is not the first member of the family to leave the country to earn a living. His father ‘lost his health as a construction worker in Germany’, and his uncle worked in Belgium for years. They all came back, with money that was supposed to glue together broken family bonds. First Prize at Gdynia Film Festival…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Arts on the Grounds The Picture of Dorian Gray Performed by Box Tale Soup An original adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel commissioned by the Clark Library This performance will be held inside the Library’s wheelchair accessible drawing room. “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award-winning theater company Box Tale Soup presents Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery, and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack. Dorian Gray, young…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Arts on the Grounds The Picture of Dorian Gray Performed by Box Tale Soup An original adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel commissioned by the Clark Library This performance will be held inside the Library’s wheelchair accessible drawing room. “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” Award-winning theater company Box Tale Soup presents Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery, and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack. Dorian Gray, young…

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Phonetics Seminar: Matt Faytak, “Some acoustic and articulatory properties of fricative vowels”

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Semantics Seminar

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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American Indian Seminar – Travis Major

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Phonology Seminar: Joint meeting with USC, speaker TBA

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Syntax Seminar: Show and tells!

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Psycholinguistics Seminar – BUCLD poster (Chie, Jesse, Sun-Ah)

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Marco Polo, Immigrant Historian of Mongol China

October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Margaret Kim (Department of Foreign Languages,National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan) examines Marco Polo’s treatment of the other within the framework of historical immigration to China under Mongol rule. Marco Polo left Europe as a teenager and lived in Asia for more than two decades. He spent a great part of the most formative years of his life, certainly the peak of his youth and most of his middle age, in China. While medievalists…

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“Writing Contemporary History in the Ancient World” | John Marincola

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The contemporary historian was a fixture of the cultural landscape of Greece and Rome from the time of Thucydides onwards. Through the centuries, even under autocrats, even in regimes notably hostile to the free expression of ideas, the contemporary historian was to be found. Thucydides expresses without reserve the superiorities of contemporary over non-contemporary history, and his successors repeat these with great self-confidence and assuredness. This paper explores both in the historians and other writers the recognition of the problematic…

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Possible Faculty Meeting

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Colloquium: Colin Wilson

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2018

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Fall 2018 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. Advance registration is required. To be added to the announcement list, please write to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu. Seating is…

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Artistic Expressions of Political Hierarchies in Aragon–Catalonia at the Turn of the Thirteenth Century: Painting, Poetry, Power

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable In this talk, CMRS Affiliate Dr. Shannon Wearing explores the artistic and literary patronage of Alfonso II, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona (r. 1162–96), with particular emphasis on the Liber Feudorum Maior, a cartulary documenting the king’s territorial holdings and the hierarchical power relationships between the lords of Catalonia. The Liber is one of very few examples of its genre to be illuminated, and as such offers a rare glimpse of medieval courtly ceremonies. This manuscript is considered in relation to…

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Phonetics seminar: Group preview of ASA meeting abstracts

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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“Mobilising Pompeii for Silent Cinema” | Maria Wyke

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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