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Tea and Conversation: Elaine Kahn

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Elaine Kahn. Register for this event here. Elaine Kahn is the author of Women in Public (City Lights, 2015) and Romance or The End (Soft Skull, 2020). Writing has appeared in the LA Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Granta,...

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Tea and Conversation: Danielle Evans

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Danielle Evans. This event is followed by a reading at the Hammer Museum at 7:30pm.Visit the Hammer Museum website for full details. Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and...

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Some Favorite Writers: Danielle Evans

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, winner of the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize, the PEN America PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Paterson Prize, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Her...

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CANCELED: Vijay Seshadri & Danielle Blau: Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize at Hammer Museum

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

This event has been canceled. Join the Hammer, UCLA Department of English and UCLA Recreation in celebrating its long-standing poetry series for Poetry Month with the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Reading. This year’s judge is the distinguished poet Vijay Seshadri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 3 Sections, Poetry Editor for The Paris Review, and Director of non-fiction...

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Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton’s Book Launch

Zoom Meeting

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:30am to 10:30am PST (12:30pm to 1:30pm EST) Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97007181579 Please join us for this remote event to celebrate the publication of Professor Kathryn Kerby Fulton’s new book, The Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English Poetry (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021). Speakers: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University Misty Schieberle,...

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A Comedy of the Commons: Natsume Sōseki and the Fictions of Modern Property

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

Join UCLA English for a talk featuring Michael K. Bourdaghs, the Robert S. Ingersoll Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Exploring ideas from his recent book, A Fictional Commons: Natsume Sōseki and the Properties of Modern Literature (Duke University Press, 2021), Michael Bourdaghs will discuss how the fiction and...

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

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

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...

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

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

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...

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Tea and Conversation: Geoff Dyer

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

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...

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Some Favorite Writers: Geoff Dyer

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

    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...

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A Reading Featuring Claire Stanford

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

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,...

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A Reading Featuring Michelle Huneven

Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for The Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series featuring Michelle Huneven, Professor in the Department of English at UCLA. The reading will be followed by a Q & A and book signing. Michelle Huneven is the author of five novels, including Round Rock (1996), Blame (2009) and her latest,...

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Kanner Forum: Matthew Vernon

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

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...

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Elemental Cartographies in an Era of Climate Change

Young Research Library Presentation Room (11348) 280 Charles E Young Dr N., Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA’s Asian American Studies, Center for the Study of Women (CSW), UCLA Departments of English and the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) for "Elemental Cartographies: Mapping Winds in Indigenous Economies of Abundance in an Era of Climate Change," featuring Candace Fujikane, Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i. As we bear witness...

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

Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom 415 Portola Plaza, CA

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. ...

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Poetry and Expanded Media Panel at PAMLA

Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

A Creative Showcase and Discussion 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center: Laureate Classroom Literary practitioners have expanded their interests to include video games, performance art and visual poetics. “Expanded media” is our catchall term for all of those spaces between common forms of “media” — TV shows, video games, networked culture —...

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Hammer Poetry Series: Ange Mlinko

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

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...

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Skye Papers Panoptic: An Audio Visual Anti-Lecture

Kaplan Hall 193 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Explore the connections between surveillance culture, memory, and narrative, using samples from Jamika Ajalon’s book Skye Papers, digital audio visual projection, spoken text and live sonics. Register here to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Interdisciplinary/multimedia artist, poet, performer, and author Jamika Ajalon‘s  debut novel Skye Papers came out last summer...

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Book Launch: “The Book of Faith: A Modern English Translation”

Zoom Meeting

Pepperdine University Professor Jennifer A. T. Smith's The Book of Faith: A Modern English Translation, offers a critical introduction to, and translation of, Reginald Pecock's The Book of Faith. Organized by Arvind Thomas (UCLA), moderated by Wendy Scase (Birmingham), with Steven Justice (UC Berkeley), Ian Forest (Oxford University) and Michael Calabrese (CSULA) as respondents. Attend...

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Race, Urban Heat, and the Aesthetics of Thermoception

Kaplan Hall 193 415 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join UCLA English for a talk featuring Hsuan Hsu, professor of English at UC Davis. Professor Hsu’s talk will consider temperature as an atmospheric medium of environmental violence and embodied sensation. Drawing on recent discussions of atmospheric racism, Professor Hsu will consider how a range of Black authors and artists have experimented with the sense...

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