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October 2022

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Kanner Forum: Matthew Vernon

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for "Unexceptional Blackness and Blind Matter," a talk featuring Matthew Vernon, associate professor of English Literature at the University of California, Davis. Professor Vernon will discuss Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's adaptation of Everyman as it relates to invisibilization of race. Professor Vernon will focus on the problems and possibilities this play raises in relation to politics and race through the Middle Ages.   The discussion will be followed by a Q & A moderated by UCLA English Professor Matthew Fisher.  Register…

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November 2022

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Junior Faculty Series: Kadji Amin’s “Taxonomically Queer?”

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for a talk featuring Kadji Amin, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. Professor Amin will present his new paper, “Taxonomically Queer?: Sexology and New Queer, Trans, and Asexual Identities,” forthcoming in “The Science of Sex Itself,” Special Issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.  Register here for onsite attendance in Kaplan Hall 193 or online attendance on Zoom.  Abstract:  Can taxonomy – a scientific method critiqued for its utility…

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Hammer Poetry Series: Ange Mlinko

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Ange Mlinko reads from her poetry collection Venice (2022). Mlinko is the author of several books of poetry, including Distant Mandate and Marvelous Things Overheard. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism, and has served as poetry editor for The Nation. Her essays and reviews have been published in The Nation, the London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, Poetry, and Parnassus. Educated at St. John’s College and…

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