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Barbara L. Packer Lecture: “Anne Carson [ ] Sappho” with Yopie Prins

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST: Anne Carson Sappho In If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), Anne Carson famously uses brackets in her translations from Greek to English, to mark what is missing from the Sapphic fragments and also to imply “a space for imaginal adventure.” In her talk, Professor…

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Barbara L. Packer Lecture: “Reversing Classical Meters” with Yopie Prins

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for the Barbara L. Packer Lectures featuring Yopie Prins, the Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST: Anne Carson Sappho In If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (2002), Anne Carson famously uses brackets in her translations from Greek to English, to mark what is missing from the Sapphic fragments and also to imply “a space for imaginal adventure.” In her talk, Professor…

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Tea and Conversation: Geoff Dyer

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Geoff Dyer. This event is followed by a reading at the Hammer Museum at 7:30pm.Visit the Hammer Museum website for full details. Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958. He was educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is currently living in Los Angeles where he is a writer in residence at USC. His new…

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Some Favorite Writers: Geoff Dyer

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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    Celebrated writer Geoff Dyer returns with The Last Days of Roger Federer, an extended meditation on late style and last works. Here Dyer reads from this latest collection, one of Esquire's best of spring 2022. Readings are followed by a discussion with author and UCLA professor Mona Simpson, who organizes this series. Supported in part by the UCLA Department of English. Register for this event here. When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it…

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A Reading Featuring Claire Stanford

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Join UCLA English for The Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series featuring Claire Stanford, author and PhD candidate in English at UCLA. The reading will be followed by a Q & A and book signing. Claire Stanford's fiction and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Tin House Flash Fridays, Black Warrior Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, and she is currently a PhD candidate in…

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