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50th Anniversary Celebration!
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map
As part of UCLA’s Centennial Celebration, the Department of Comparative Literature is celebrating its 50th birthday on June 1 & 2, 2019. We will have two events. The first is a reception on June 1st from 4-6pm at Ross Shideler and Kathy Komar’s home. The second will be a series of panels in Royce Hall with some of the Department’s former chairs scheduled for the morning and an afternoon panel with a few of our former Ph.Ds.
Saturday, June 1, 2019: Shideler/Komar Home
Sunday, June 2, 2019: Herb Morris Room, Royce 306
Introductory Remarks, Comparative Literature Chair David MacFadyen 9:30-9:45am
Remarks by Dean of Humanities David Schaberg, 9:45-10:00am
Address by Founder Arnold Band 10-10:30
Panel of Former Chairs, 10:30am-12:30pm
Professor Ross Shideler
Professor Katherine King
Professor Kathleen Komar
Professor Efrain Kristal
Professor Ali Behdad
Panel of Former Students, 2:00pm-4:00p
Moderator: Jason Araújo, Comparative Literature UCLA
Carl Fisher, Senior Director, Academic Personnel, CSU Office of the Chancellor & Former Chair of Comparative World Literature, California State University Long Beach
Claire Gallou, Instructor of French, Phillips Academy, Andover
Hala Halim, Professor of Comparative Literature & Middle Eastern Studies at NYU
Damian Stocking, Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, Occidental College
RSVP is required for attendance.