Porosity & Reciprocity | 1st Annual ELTS Graduate Student Conference

Published: October 24, 2019

We are delighted to invite you to Porosity & Reciprocity, the 1st Annual European Languages and Transcultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, which will take place next Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, in Royce 306. Please visit official website for more details including event registration and program.  

Truth, Lies, and Cultural Appropriation: Christopher L. Miller on Impostors

Published: October 23, 2019

Is it ever appropriate to appropriate? To borrow or steal an identity not your own? In Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity, Christopher L. Miller reviews numerous acts of flagrant cultural appropriation: authors posing as people they are not in order to claim identities that aren’t theirs. He extends the conversation beyond famous examples from…

Queer Graduate Pedagody Discussion Group

Published: October 22, 2019

This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies will be sponsoring and launching a brand-new and exciting Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group will be taking up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA…

Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future: Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, Biomorphism

Published: October 18, 2019

On May 2, 1519, a great mind was extinguished. Leonardo da Vinci, polymath and true genius of the Renaissance left this world. Recognized as unique and special in his own time as well as our own, Leonardo’s paintings were highly sought after and his skills in engineering and hydrodynamics placed him in a category apart…

Authorship in Persian Painting

Published: October 16, 2019

A Book Discussion with Lamia Balafrej (UCLA), Margaret S. Graves (Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Yale University) Margaret Graves (Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Classical Persian, UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Yale University) will discuss The Making of the…

Comparative Literature in a Relational World: A Lecture by UCLA Professor Shu-mei Shih

Published: October 15, 2019

In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and our Fall Welcome, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Royce Hall 306 (the Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room. Professor Shu-mei Shih (Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Asian Languages and…


Published: October 12, 2019

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Metamorphosis and the Environmental Imagination from Ovid to Shakespeare

Published: October 11, 2019

CMRS Conference Narratives of metamorphosis, from human into other living and mineral forms, have long provided an important tool for thinking through the complexities of our relationship with the world around us. From Ovid to David Cronenberg, thinkers and artists have used the trope of physical transformation to figure the ways in which human and…

Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Open House

Published: October 10, 2019

You are invited to join CMRS Director Zrinka Stahuljak and the Center’s staff for the annual Open House celebrating the start of the new academic year. This is the Center’s 57th year of promoting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies related to the years 600-1600 C.E. Please visit with and meet professors, students, colleagues, and friends who…

2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

Published: October 9, 2019

Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to celebrate the continued success of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the latest addition to the research centers in the Humanities Division. In the company of faculty, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students, and esteemed guests, we shall explore the…

“Respublica Rediviva: Plato and the Guaraní of Paraguay.” | Michael Brumbaugh

Published: October 8, 2019

Looking for Utopia around every corner of the “New World,” 17th and 18th century Europeans saw in the Jesuit-Guaraní Republic of Paraguay an ancient Greek polity nestled deep within the heart of Spanish America. This talk examines the evolution of that European narrative as well as the carefully crafted response that emerged from the Americas…

Chamber Music at the Clark: Horszowski Trio

Published: October 6, 2019

Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio (HorSHOV-ski) met as young musicians. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892–1993)….