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December 2021

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Herbals, Illustrated and Un-Illustrated: Selling Botany in Early Modern England

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street Los Angeles, California 90018 Live American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided at this lecture. Sixteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade –given by Sarah Neville, The Ohio State University Between 1525 and 1640, the English book trade saw the production of more than two dozen editions identified by their imprints or by contemporaries as “herbals.” In a little over a century, this genre grew from a…

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Capacity Building Workshop for UC Faculty: “Telling Your Research Story Through Film” with Case Creative

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Rethinking American Jewish Literary Studies in the # MeToo Era (Or: Enough with Philip Roth)

December 6

https://youtu.be/yiwZOQqHEYc UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Arnold Band Distinguished Program in Jewish Studies Brett Ashley Kaplan (University of Illinois) Leah Garrett (Hunter College, CUNY) Benjamin Schreier (Penn State University) Maeera Y. Schreiber (University of Utah) Moderator: Dean Franco (Wake Forest University) Introduction: Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) This program brings together leading scholars of American Jewish literature to consider how the field is and should evolve in light of the #MeToo movement and the dizzying diversification of "American…

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Colloquium: Rosa Cao, Stanford University

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Public Affairs Building – Room 1246,

Putting Representations to Use Rosa Cao, Stanford University Friday, December 3rd at 4:00 pm Public Affairs Building 1246

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Junior Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Reading Against Distraction in Early Medieval England This session with Assistant Professor Erica Weaver (English) explores intersections of attention, obedience, and performance in 10th- and 11th-c. Benedictine monasticism as she examines these issues in her book Reading Against Distraction in Early Medieval England. Reviewers are Bruce Holsinger (University of Virginia) and Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe (UC Berkeley). These workshops aim to provide quality feedback on a first full draft of a pre-tenure book manuscript in preparation for publication. Workshop participants are faculty members and doctoral graduate students selected by…

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“The Communication “C” and Use of Technology in Language Instruction”

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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During this talk, Bhavya Singh aims to share with language educators the use of immersive educational technology tools in language classrooms to enhance learners' language proficiency and performance. Examples will be presented from all three modes of communication—Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational.

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New Book Salon: Carla Pestana’s “The World of Plymouth Plantation”

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Author Carla Gardina Pestana (History, UCLA) joins Alex Mazzaferro (English, UCLA) in discussion about her new book, The World of Plymouth Plantation. Register to attend online. The English settlement at Plymouth has usually been seen in isolation. Indeed, the colonists gain our admiration in part because we envision them arriving on a desolate, frozen shore, far from assistance and forced to endure a deadly first winter alone. Yet Plymouth was, from its first year, a place connected to other places. Going beyond the tales we…

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November 2021

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Possible Worlds Lecture: Kim Stanley Robinson

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum + Google Map

UCLA’s Division of Humanities and the Berggruen Institute present a new lecture in the “Possible Worlds” series, where thought leaders discuss humanity’s future. On November 30, 2021, join acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson for Optopia: From Fiction to Action on Climate Change. Professor Ursula K. Heise, Chair of the Department of English at UCLA, will moderate the discussion. Full details and RSVP here: https://humanities.ucla.edu/lecture/possible-worlds/events/kim-stanley-robinson/ http://youtube.com/c/UCLACollege/live

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Hannah Culík-Baird | “Poetry as Artefact in Cicero”

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Schumann Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street Please note this concert will be held on Saturday, November 20 (instead of the normal Sunday afternoon time). Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. Concert pricing is $35 per person for general admission, and $10 each for UCLA students with ID. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Schumann Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 14, 2021. In accordance with…

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Joseph Howley | “Slavery and the Book: Toward a New Social History of Roman Literature”

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dodd 248,
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“Creative Online Units in Language Instruction” with Dr. Beyza Lorenz

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MEMSA Reading Group

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This session will discuss Geraldine Heng’s “A Global Race in the European Imaginary: Native Americans in the North Atlantic,” which is chapter 5 from The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (the book’s introduction is also provided in the link above as an optional reading). Open to UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students. Access the Reading Group Meeting Ground Rules here. Register for the meeting here. Questions? Contact memsa.ucla@gmail.com.

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Tony Yates | The morphophonology of Indo-European non-primary derivatives

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Participants may access this seminar remotely via Zoom here.

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Summer 2022 Travel Study Informational Session

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Rolfe Hall 4302 or Via Zoom  

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Mathias Hanses | “Cicero with Local Applications: Pro Archia Poeta and W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk.”

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dodd 248,
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Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 2

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s metaphysics offer the opportunity to advance a productive inquiry that may bridge conventional divides between medieval literature in Europe and cultural productions in medieval East…

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Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 1

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s metaphysics offer the opportunity to advance a productive inquiry that may bridge conventional divides between medieval literature in Europe and cultural productions in medieval East…

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Refusing the Gift of Citizenship – Charles A. McDonald (Northwestern) with Aomar Boum (UCLA)

November 8

https://youtu.be/nd4JYCO0sEE UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies Scholars writing about the Iberian citizenship laws have argued that we need to investigate how applying for citizenship has often prompted Sephardi descendants to rethink their ancestry, identity, and attachments. But what about those who chose not to apply? How should we read their decisions? Based on ethnographic fieldwork with prospective citizenship-seekers, this talk reads the refusal of citizenship as a political claim. I argue…

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Women, Public Spaces, and Social Participation in Iran

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

زنان و مشارکت اجتماعی در فضاهای عمومی   Zoom Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiJGAxyRQsSb-YhjTbofvg Since the beginning of the Islamic revolution, Iranian women have been the focus of the Islamization of public spaces. However, this form of Islamization did not occur as expected by clerics who used many methods to frame and limit women in private and public spaces. Iranian women who experienced some social and individual freedoms during the Shah’s time, after the revolution, used different social and individual strategies to maintain…

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