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Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

The Spring 2018 Symposium is an exciting full day event with a reception to follow. It will feature speakers: Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group” Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ” Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption” Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota),...

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The Human Chameleon: Hybrid Jews in Cinema

314 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

The lecture will explore representations of “chameleon” or hybrid Jewish figures in cinema: Jewish characters that change their appearance, transform their identity, infiltrate other cultures and express their Jewishness by becoming “other-than-Jewish”. The hybrid Jew will be discussed from the theoretical perspective of postcolonial studies, feminism and queer studies, post-structural French philosophy and traditional Jewish...

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6th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture

314 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures  and the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature  invite you to attend the 6th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture featuring  “Epic Foolishness: Translating Epic Poetry for the 21st Century” (tentative) by BILL JOHNSTON Professor of Comparative Literature Indiana University Bloomington Bill Johnston has...

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2019 Department of Comparative Literature Welcome Week Open House

Kaplan Hall 348

Please join the Department of Comparative Literature for its annual Welcome Week Open House! Students from all majors are welcome to come learn about UCLA’s exciting Comparative Literature undergraduate program! The Department offers: GE/Writing II courses Major and minor programs Unique research opportunities Meet new and continuing COM LIT students, faculty and department staff. Light snacks and refreshments will...

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Comparative Literature in a Relational World: A Lecture by UCLA Professor Shu-mei Shih

Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room, Royce Hall 306 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA

In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and our Fall Welcome, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Royce Hall 306 (the Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room. Professor Shu-mei Shih (Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Asian Languages and...

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Writing in Different (Disciplinary) Languages: On the Occasion of “The Perils of the One”: Lecture and Discussion with Professor Stathis Gourgouris

Kaplan Hall 348

In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 28, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in 348 Kaplan Hall. In honor of his new book, The Perils of the One (Columbia University Press, 2019), Stathis Gourgouris (Professor of Classics, English, and...

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“The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos” Reading and Book Signing with UCLA Lecturer Dr. Susannah Rodriguez Drissi

Kaplan Hall 348

Please join the Department of Comparative Literature on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi’s new poetry collection, The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos. The event will be hosted at Kaplan Hall 348. Special guests include writer, actor, and translator Magdalena Edwards (Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier),...

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“‘Ten Tongues and Ten Mouths’: Reading the Iliad in post-9/11 Pakistan” – “UCLA Comparative Literature in the World” Lecture by Alumnae Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan

Kaplan Hall 348

Please join the Department of Comparative Literature on Tuesday, January 14th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. for a lecture from Professor Maryam Wasif Khan of the Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences entitled, “‘Ten Tongues and Ten Mouths’: Reading the Iliad in post-9/11 Pakistan.” This event is...

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Annual Colloquium in Armenian Studies

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies | University of California, Los Angeles | Royce Hall 314 | February 7, 2020 9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast 10:00 – 10:10 Opening Remarks Anatolii Tokmantcev (Director of the 2020 Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) Dr. S. Peter Cowe (Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies,...

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 7th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture in Translation and Translation Studies

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

Please join the Departments of Comparative Literature and Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures on Monday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m. for a lecture from Professor Maureen Freely, University of Warwick, entitled, “DRAGOMAN: Translators in the World.” This event is part of the 7th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture in Translation and Translation...

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Fall 2020 Welcome Week Open House!

Zoom

Please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for our Fall 2020 Welcome Week Open House! This event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. (right after the Humanities Welcome). The Open House will be a great opportunity to meet both new and continuing students, ask questions of our department...

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Book launch: “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry”

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Domenico Ingenito’s “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry” (Brill, 2020) A conversation with Paul Losensky (Indiana University) and Jane Mikkelson (University of Virginia) Register to attend on Zoom. Sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies. Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval...

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Ancient and Modern Categories: How Historians Formulate Race

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A lecture by CMRS-CEGS Associate Yonatan Binyam, President's Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. In this talk, Dr. Binyam reviews some of the objections against premodern race studies and clarifies some of the arguments, models, and approaches utilized in the field. More specifically, it presents...

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Annual Edward W. Said Lecture – Dr. Angela Davis

“International Solidarity in the Era of Black Lives Matter and Justice for Palestine”   Click here to register for the online lecture   Click here to download the flyer for this lecture   This lecture will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar at 12:00 PM PST on Thursday, April 14, 2022. For more information about...

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Heim Memorial Lecture: “Translating Erased Histories” with Dr. Maureen Freely

Fethiye Çetin with her grandmother This lecture wiLl be presented via Zoom Webinar CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   About the Lecture 20 years ago, a loose-knit collective of Turkish journalists, lawyers, writers, publishers, and social justice advocates banded together to tell the truth about the Armenian genocide to the Turkish people, who had by then...

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Public Talk: Andreas Mayer “Intangible and Recalcitrant Objects: Balzac’s Pedestrian Observations and the Predicament of the Human Sciences”

Kaplan Hall 348

In 1833, Honoré de Balzac published a short essay entitled La théorie de démarche. In this highly original text, he defines for the first time his historical-anthropological approach to the society of his epoch that would lead to the vast and unfinished project of The Human Comedy. Based on observations on the Parisian boulevards, Balzac...

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POSTPONED: Public Talk: Andreas Mayer

Kaplan Hall 348

POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2023 Intangible and Recalcitrant Objects: Balzac’s Pedestrian Observations and the Predicament of the Human Sciences   In 1833, Honoré de Balzac published a short essay entitled La théorie de démarche. In this highly original text, he defines for the first time his historical-anthropological approach to the society of his epoch that would...

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