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May 2022

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Ying Quartet

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that concert music can also be a meaningful part of…

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2022 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Roundtable–Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organized by Lindsay Wells and Zach Fruit, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellows Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance. “Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century” is presented by the 2022 UCLA Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral working group, which builds on themes from the 2021-22 Core Program “Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin” hosted by UCLA’s Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.  As a complement to the Core Program, the working group explores…

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Not a Hoover

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing Given by Richard Wagener, Mixolydian Editions This lecture will be live streamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel and available to watch  following the event. Richard Wagener will discuss his forty-plus year dialogue with wood engraving, beginning with the origin and evolution of abstraction and representation in his work, along with early and late influences. The talk will cover how the making of Zebra Noise with a Flatted Seventh was an entry into the world of fine press…

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April 2022

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Confounding the Critics, Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde Given by Merlin Holland This lecture will be livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel and available to watch for a limited time following the event. “Confounding the Critics, Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde,” examines Wilde in the context of the 1890s and addresses the question of why he is so enduringly popular and why his work has such resonance for readers and playgoers of the new millennium, despite long periods in the…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 3: Exhaustion/Entropy/Extraction

April 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess the ways in which  the 1890s in particular as an era has strong associations…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 3: Exhaustion/Entropy/Extraction

April 22 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 10:30 am

Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess the ways in which  the 1890s in particular as an era has strong associations…

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Borromeo String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

April 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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Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th- and 21st-century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best.” Inspiring audiences for more than 25 years, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer…

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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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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 2: Nightmares and Resurrections: The Temporalities and Endings of the fin de siècle

March 11 - March 12

Friday, March 11–Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PST each day Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.”  This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess…

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Works-in-Progress session: “Early Modern Multiplicities”

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Given by Carina Johnson (Professor of History, Pitzer College and Extended Faculty, Claremont Graduate University) and Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and Chair of the Program in Renaissance Studies, Yale University) Respondent: Lisa Voigt (Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University) This session presents a collaborative experiment in cross-disciplinary engagement: Johnson, a historian, and Ramachandran, a literary scholar, explore new theoretical futures for studies of the “global early modern.” Drawing on their recent publication of a guest-edited…

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February 2022

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Works-in-Progress session: “Revelatory Lines: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s Monotypes, 1637–1655”

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Drew Erin Becker Lash, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom To register for this event, please email the Early Modern Research Group. This presentation examines a small number of works on paper by the seventeenth-century Genoese artist, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. Exploring his experimental handling of materials, together with contemporary engagement with nocturnal themes and with the limits of vision, this talk will shed light on the…

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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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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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January 2022

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Works-in-Progress session: “Lyric Comedy in the Iberian-American Atlantic”

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Given by Elisabeth Le Guin (Professor of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles) and Alejandro García Sudo (Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles) This session presents an overview of Le Guin’s and Garcia Sudo’s recent explorations of the tonadilla, a type of satirical musical comedy that enjoyed outstanding popularity in Madrid, Spain, and reached numerous North and South American stages between about 1760 and 1820 (Le Guin, 2014). The researchers welcome feedback on a book proposal and an article…

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December 2021

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Herbals, Illustrated and Un-Illustrated: Selling Botany in Early Modern England

December 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street Los Angeles, California 90018 Live American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this lecture. Sixteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade –given by Sarah Neville, The Ohio State University Between 1525 and 1640, the English book trade saw the production of more than two dozen editions identified by their imprints or by contemporaries as “herbals.” In a little over a century, this genre grew from a…

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November 2021

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Schumann Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street Please note this concert will be held on Saturday, November 20 (instead of the normal Sunday afternoon time). Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. Concert pricing is $35 per person for general admission, and $10 each for UCLA students with ID. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Schumann Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 14, 2021. In accordance with…

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October 2021

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Extraction Ecologies: A Roundtable

October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Royce Hall 314 & online via Zoom Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) This will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person and online simultaneously: Option A: If you wish to attend in-person, please fill out the booking form below. In accordance with the current mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, all attendees, regardless of vaccination status,…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 1: Decadence/Degeneration/Disease

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am

Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Friday, October 8, 2021 8:30 am – 10:30 am by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis)  Online Event via Zoom Register online:https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvcuuhrzIoHNyjTUgdGtPym0zdLuJmCBiV During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.”  This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess…

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September 2021

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Celebrating Hester Thrale Piozzi (1741–1821)

September 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This three-day conference will be held via Zoom webinar. Registration is required to attend; please visit the event webpage for details. Organized by Sophie Coulombeau (University of York) and Felicity Nussbaum (UCLA) Hosted by the UCLA Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and co-sponsored by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. This conference celebrates the life and writings of Hester Lynch…

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Celebrating Hester Thrale Piozzi (1741–1821)

September 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This three-day conference will be held via Zoom webinar. Registration is required to attend; please visit the event webpage for details. Organized by Sophie Coulombeau (University of York) and Felicity Nussbaum (UCLA) Hosted by the UCLA Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and co-sponsored by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. This conference celebrates the life and writings of Hester Lynch…

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