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October 2018

Semantics Seminar

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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American Indian Seminar – Iara Mantenuto

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Dante’s “Inferno” in the American Cinema Before and After World War II

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture In this presentation, Mirko Tavoni screens and comments on selected clips from three films produced in the United States between 1924-1944, and two films produced in the late 1990s. These films actualize Dante’s Inferno within five – very different – contemporary stories. In the three pre-war films – i.e. Dante’s Inferno by Henry Otto (1924), the homonymous Dante’s Infernoby Harry Lachman (1935), and the Harlemwood production Go Down Death! by Spencer Williams (1944) – Dante is the source of a moral message to modern…

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Phonology Seminar: Beth Sturman “Lenition, learnability and the P-map: An artificial grammar learning experiment”

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Syntax Seminar: Hilda Koopman – Syntax Semantics mismatches and syntax phonology mismatches together: evidence from English, German, and Dutch

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a practice talk for a workshop

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November 2018

Thriving by Symbiosis: Manuscript Culture and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fourteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —lecture given by Betty A. Schellenberg (Simon Fraser University) This lecture will present several case studies of successful interdependence between the energetic and innovative London book trade of the eighteenth century and the socially networked production of writing in manuscript. Contrary to a longstanding notion that the expansion of print rendered manuscript texts preliminary at best and obsolete at worst, leading members of the trade such as Robert Dodsley and…

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Understanding Medical Humanities

November 2 - November 3

CMRS Ahmanson Conference Medical Humanities is a relatively new and increasingly popular field of knowledge that is yet to be clearly defined. Broadly, it may be conceptualized as a discipline wherein medicine and its specialties intersect, at a given historical time, with the humanities. As such it is a dynamic area of endeavor where the impact of disease and healing science on culture is assessed and expressed in the arts and in the specific language of the various disciplines concerned…

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Global Histories of German Literature: Methods – Approaches – Issues

November 5 - November 6

An international collaboration between the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of California, Los Angeles. This two part conference will take place in Berlin on October 8-9, 2018 and in Los Angeles on November 5-6, 2018. Monday, November 5 9:00AM – 9:30AM Welcome Remarks Urs Büttner (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) and David D. Kim (University of California Los Angeles, USA) David Schaberg, Dean of the Humanities (University of California Los Angeles) Laure Murat, Director of the Center for European and…

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Global Histories of German Literature: Methods – Approaches – Issues

November 5 - November 6

An international collaboration between the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of California, Los Angeles. This two part conference will take place in Berlin on October 8-9, 2018 and in Los Angeles on November 5-6, 2018. Monday, November 5 9:00AM – 9:30AM Welcome Remarks Urs Büttner (Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany) and David D. Kim (University of California Los Angeles, USA) David Schaberg, Dean of the Humanities (University of California Los Angeles) Laure Murat, Director of the Center for European and…

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Archaeology of Ancient Israel Fall 2018 Lecture

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Thomas Becket and Henry II : Friends who Became Enemies?

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable Leena Löfstedt (University of Helsinki and CMRS Associate) relates how the Becket controversy and murder in the cathedral coincide with the introduction in England of Gratian’s newly compiled Decretum. Her paper examines the complex relationship of King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket using twelfth-century Gratian-related material: an Old French translation of the Decretum, a Latin Decretum-manuscript from 1170-1180 including marginalia, French and Latin texts of Thomas Becket’s letters sent in 1166. Unafraid of each other, the former friends represent two opposite…

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December 2018

Slavic Holiday Celebration (2018)

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of cultural festivities as we celebrate the holiday season! Wednesday, December 05, 2018 06:30pm – 08:00pm 314 Royce Hall Our talented students will perform holiday songs, poems, skits, and more to ring in the holiday season. More details forthcoming.

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Markus Groh (piano)

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pianist Markus Groh gained immediate world attention after winning the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 1995, the first German to do so. Since then his remarkable “sound imagination” and astonishing technique,   have confirmed his place among the finest pianists in the world. Sharing the same birthday with Alfred Brendel, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Maurizio Pollini, he has proven himself worthy of their company. Markus Groh’s recent American appearances include the Hayes Piano Series at the Kennedy Center, and the complete…

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January 2019

“This is What I Have on My Bookshelf”: Jewish Autobiography and Descriptive Bibliography in the Islamic West

January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The 28th Richard and Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture This year’s History of the Book Lecture by Professor S.J. Pearce (NYU, Art & Science) explores the relationship between descriptive bibliography — writing in a detailed way about the contents of a library — and autobiography in the writing lives of medieval Jews and converts from Judaism in the Islamic west, that is, Spain and North Africa. It will look at autobiographical writings in which detailed library catalogues are included and…

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March 2019

Slavic Poetry & Music Night (2019)

March 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE! Please join us for an evening of poetry from Eastern and Central Europe! Musical performances of great works by composers such as Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev to be performed by students from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music! This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. RSVP forthcoming.

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May 2019

6th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture

May 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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 published over thirty book-length translations from the Polish, including poetry, prose, and drama. His awards include the Best Translated Book Award, the PEN Translation Prize,…

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Slavic Multicultural Performance Night (2019)

May 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT A SHOWCASE OF DIVERSITY & TALENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019 6 – 8 PM 314 ROYCE HALL Information regarding tryouts is forthcoming. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

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