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February 2022

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Works-in-Progress session: “Orality, Writing, and Authentication”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

by Rebecca Jean Emigh (Professor of Sociology, UCLA) When speaking to a person face to face—which Berger and Luckmann consider to be “prototypical” communication—authenticity, truth, and social position can be judged by seeing, listening, and speaking. Seeing and listening allows individuals to judge a person’s appearance and demeanor and thus understand their intentionality and positionality. Speaking allows individuals to ask questions, to clarify, and to probe. How are authenticity, truth, and social position judged in disembodied forms of communication, such…

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Works-in-Progress session: “Regency Noir: Romance, Race, and the Rise of ‘The Woman of Colour’”

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

by Leigh-Michil George (English/Humanities Educator, Department of English, Geffen Academy, UCLA) Zoom event This talk reimagines the term “Regency Noir” as encompassing two different strands of Regency romance-inspired narratives which foreground Black characters. The first strand of Regency Noir follows historical events, while the second strand presents alternative history storylines. An example of the first type is Vanessa Riley’s novel Island Queen (2021), based on the life of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color, while Shondaland’s Bridgerton series…

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March 2022

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Upon receiving Chamber Music America’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award in 2018–an award that recognizes an individual who has provided historic service to the chamber music field–David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio with the distinguished cellist Peter Wiley, and the rising star pianist Anna Polonsky. The Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio made its debut at Dumbarton Oaks in February 2019 and followed up with performances for the Candlelight Concerts in Connecticut, and the Classic Chamber Concerts in Florida. The…

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