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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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Free

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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April 2017
Free

Public Lecture by Professor Eleanor Kaufman: “Ethics and Otherness: Derrida, Levinas, and the Gaze of the Other in the Jewish American Wild West”

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR LEVINASSIAN STUDIES* presents its third 2016-2017 lecture on “The Return of Ethics” Ethics and Otherness: Derrida, Levinas, and the Gaze of the Other in the Jewish American Wild West  by Professor Eleanor Kaufman (Comparative Literature, English, and French and Francophone Studies, UCLA) Presented in English Discussion moderated by Professor Lia Brozgal (UCLA) It is not surprising that in the memoirs and fictionalized accounts of early Jewish settlement in the rural American West, there is a marked concern with Christian…

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Free

“Photography in the Middle East”: A Book Celebration in Honor of Ali Behdad

April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 am 8:00 pm

In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East. Introduced as a crucial tool for Egyptologists and Orientalists who needed to document their archaeological findings, the photograph was easier and faster to produce in intense Middle Eastern light—making the region one of the original sites for the practice of photography. This panel addresses how the Middle East played a crucial role in the development of photography both as a new technology and as a…

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November 2016

Public Lecture by Dr. Omnia El Shakry: “The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis & Islam in Modern Egypt”

November 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

What might it mean to think through psychoanalysis and Islam together, not as a problem, but as a creative encounter of ethical engagement? Traversing literatures minor and major, Omnia El Shakry shows how postwar thinkers in Egypt translated and blended psychoanalytic theories with classical Islamic concepts. El Shakry explores how Freudian ideas of the unconscious were crucial to the formation of modern discourses of subjectivity in fields as diverse as psychology, Islamic philosophy, and the law. Rather than view Islamic…

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October 2016

A Film Screening of Recollection, and Q&A and discussion with Kamal Aljafari (Director) and Professor Gil Hochberg

October 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

Kamal Aljafari’s filmography includes Recollection [2015, PS/DE, 70], Port of Memory [2009] and The Roof [2006].  He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009/2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center.  In 2010, he taught film at The New School in New York City, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a senior lecturer and head of the directing program for the…

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September 2016

UCLA World Languages Day

September 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Explore world language offered at UCLA, join language clubs, and learn about cultural activities on campus at the 2016 World Languages Day, hosted by the UCLA Language Alliance and the Division of Humanities. The event will feature informational tables, games, and activities to showcase the variety of languages/cultures taught at UCLA. 8 departments and 20 languages will be represented at this year’s event!

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