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May 2022

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CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar: Iranian 250

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Paul Losensky (Indiana University) "A Common Thread: Three Literary Careers in Early Modern Persia, England, and Spain" The emergence of the concept of the Global Renaissance has brought new attention to the political, diplomatic, economic, and artistic connections between major civilizational centers in the early modern period. For the most part, however, literature has remained on the sidelines of this discussion. The talk will consider the stakes and challenges of bringing the vast Persophone literary sphere into conversation with contemporary…

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Intersectionality in the Early Global World

May 20 - May 21
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A conference organized by the officers of UCLA MEMSA: Chase Caldwell Smith (History), Richard Ibarra (History), and Stefanie Matabang (Comparative Literature) Keynote Speakers: Roland Betancourt (UC Irvine) and Nicholas R. Jones (UC Davis) Research on the premodern intersection of race, gender, and sexuality has steadily increased as a result of the efforts of a diverse group of scholars working across traditional periodization and geographic limits. Nevertheless, a great deal of work remains to be done to understand the many varieties of ways such aspects of identities intersected and were mobilized…

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CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar: Iranian 250

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Shahzad Bashir (Brown University) "The Market in Poetry in the Persian World" Iranian 250, “Persian Literature in English Translation: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives,”  taught by Associate Professor Domenico Ingenito (NELC), offers a survey of medieval and early modern Persian literature in English translation. The seminar fosters interdisciplinary conversations among graduate students from a plurality of departments and programs, including Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Art History, Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies, English, and Comparative Literature. All sessions will be held in English,…

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June 2022

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CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar: Iranian 250

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Camilla Miglio (La Sapienza, Rome) "From Medieval Persian Literature to Modernist German Poetry" Iranian 250, “Persian Literature in English Translation: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives,”  taught by Associate Professor Domenico Ingenito (NELC), offers a survey of medieval and early modern Persian literature in English translation. The seminar fosters interdisciplinary conversations among graduate students from a plurality of departments and programs, including Islamic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Art History, Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies, English, and Comparative Literature. All sessions will be held in…

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