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February 2016

Public Lecture by Joseph Cohen: The ‘Unthinkable’ in Heidegger’s History of Being: Judaism and the Black Notebooks

February 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Last year Professor Cohen hosted a major international conference at the National Library in Paris on Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, which appeared on its author’s instructions 50 years after his death.  Given its contents, this publication warrants a reconsideration of the role Judaism played in Heidegger’s philosophical views.  Professor Cohen is ideally suited to address the significance of Heidegger’s posthumous writings, and more broadly, to explore the philosophical implications of Heidegger’s views on Judaism. Joseph Cohen is an authority on…

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November 2015

Bibliomigrancy on the Global Translation Field: Contemporary French Caribbean Literature Translated into Swedish

November 18, 2015 @ 4:30 pm 6:00 pm

The Department of Comparative Literature invites you to a special lecture by Professor Yvonne Lindqvist of The Institute for Interpretation and Translation Studies (Tolk- och översättarinstitutet), Department of Swedish and Multilingualism, Stockholm University. More than 71% of all translated literature in Sweden today uses English as the source language. In her talk “Bibliomigrancy on the Global Translation Field: Contemporary French Caribbean Literature Translated into Swedish”, Professor Lindqvist will address whether commercial interests alone govern literary publishing in general (and translation in particular), or if it is possible to discern…

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Michael Henry Heim 3rd Annual Memorial Lecture

November 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

Efraín Kristal, Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature requests the presence of your company to the Michael Henry Heim Annual Memorial Lecture In Translation and Translation Studies with a special lecture, “Transnational vs. National Literature ” by novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić. In her lecture, “Transnational vs. National Literature” Dubravka Ugrešić will address what it means to be a (woman) writer writing in a minor language, and coming from a minor literary zone. She will explore the concept and practices of…

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September 2015

UCLA Humanities Welcome 2015

September 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

The Humanities Welcome is an annual event held at the beginning of the academic year that invites faculty, staff and students to come together to showcase the Humanities at UCLA. At the event, we introduce the UCLA campus to the benefits of coursework and degrees in the Humanities. The program includes an introduction from the Dean of Humanities, two faculty members discussing their research, and a Q&A panel with alumni, facilitated by the Dean. There is a reception to follow with representatives from…

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