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October 2017

CLGSA Fall Events Announced!

October 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Comparative Literature Conference Room, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association (CLGSA) has just announced its forthcoming schedule. Sketched below, these events can investigated further by contacting the CLGSA directly. We hope to see you all––as often as possible!

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March 2018

Making Maya Men: Fantasy, Voyeurism, and Queer Abjection

Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Figure 1 from Making Maya Men: Fantasy, Voyeurism, and Queer Abjection Abstract: Franciscan friar Diego de Landa, in the mid sixteenth century, and Hollywood film producer and director Mel Gibson, in the early twenty-first century, created Maya men as abject queer beings. In 1566 Landa wrote his Relación de las cosas de Yucatán, an extensive ethnographic text. In 2006, Gibson released Apocalypto, a Hollywood film in which all dialogue was in Yucatec Maya. Landa and Gibson both argued that they showed…

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Peter Sigal: “Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being”

Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The second event in the 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Peter Sigal, Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. His lecture, “Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being” discusses how the Nahuas of central Mexico help us to see how indigenous meaning-making relates to the intellectual enterprise that we now call queer theory.

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February 2018

Souvenirs of the Organ Trade: The Diasporic Body in Chinese Literature and Art

Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm

 Li Zhiwang, “Female Nude.”    Abstract:  This chapter argues that the works of controversial Chinese contemporary experimental artists known as the “Cadaver Group”—some of whom were at the center of a recent controversy surrounding a retrospective of Chinese art at the Guggenheim—should not be dismissed so easily as “shock art.”  Instead the works could be understood as documenting a transition from an earlier, “composite” model of politicized corporeality in the spirit of Frankenstein, to one that speaks more directly to the global biopolitical commons of contemporary Chinese identity and aesthetics:…

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Ari Heinrich: “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Heirarchies of the Human”

Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The first event in the 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Ari Heinrich, Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. Their lecture, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Heirarchies of the Human” will question what a comparative examination of Chinese-language discourse on the plastinated human cadaver exhibits might reveal about the political economics of race and capital distribution that inform them.  

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November 2017

Humanists @ Work: Graduate Career Workshop

November 13, 2017

Our Riverside Workshop is November 13, 2017 at the Riverside Art Museum. APPLY FOR A TRAVEL GRANT REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 8:00–8:45 AM: Breakfast 8:45–9:00 AM: Welcome 9:00–10:30 AM: Stories from the Field Four UC humanities PhDs share their stories as humanists at work in the world. Magdalena Edwards, PhD Writer, Translator, Actor, Director, Producer President | Zoom & Emar Productions Contributing Editor | LA Review of Books Maggie Gover, PhD Director, Graduate Student Professional and Academic Development |…

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October 2017

Job Market Discussions

October 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
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UCLA Queer Graduate Conference 2017

October 27, 2017

Comparative Literature’s Robert Farley will be speaking this Friday at the UCLA Queer Graduate Conference 2017. His paper is titled: “Translational Solidarity: Intersectionality, Women of Color Feminism, and Kwīr Knowledge Production in Arabic.” Further details may be found here: https://qgradconference.com/  The event is co-sponsored by Comparative Literature.   Welcome to UCLA’s 2017 Queer Graduate Student Conference–the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus…

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Dimitris Vardoulakis – Stasis Before the State

October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

You are invited to a workshop presentation of Prof. Dimitris Vardoulakis’s new book: Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy (Fordham University Press, 2017) This book critiques the relation between sovereignty and democracy. Across nine theses, Vardoulakis argues that sovereignty asserts its power by establishing exclusions: the sovereign excluding other citizens from power and excludes refugees and immigrants from citizenship. Within this structure, to resist sovereignty is to reproduce the logic of exclusion characteristic of sovereignty. In contrast…

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Fall Undergraduate Town Hall

October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
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