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May 2022

2nd Annual ELTS Graduate Student Conference 2022

May 23 - May 24
Royce 306, 10745 Dickson Court
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please visit our website for more details. Schedule for ELTS Graduate Student Conference 2022    

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March 2022

Speroni Chair Lecture – “Unreadable exemplars: Veiled women and exotic others in 16th-century books”

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Court
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Please click here to view Professor Susan Gaylard's profile on the ELTS website.   

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February 2022


February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PST

To attend this ZOOM Meeting: Please RSVP here and Register for the ZOOM Meeting here. 

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October 2021

Travel Study Programs Orientation: Summer 2022

October 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

The Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS) will be offering four (4) travel-study programs to Copenhagen, Paris, Nantes, and Paris next summer. More information is available on the attached image. When: Friday, October 8, 2021 Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Where: via ZOOM Please join us  to learn more about these life-changing opportunities.  Please register here. (Event has passed) A ZOOM Presentation was held on October 8, 2021 to discuss this and other UCLA European Languages and Transcultural Studies…

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September 2021

Humanities Welcome

September 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

*Update* At this time, given a variety of factors, we are moving the Humanities Welcome online to a webinar. While it is unfortunate that we won’t be able to meet in person, we hope you will still join us for our exciting speakers. We will also have information on your free swag to pick up on campus. Please join us this Wednesday, September 22nd, at 2pm at the following link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92952786893 More information on speakers, and our program, can be found here.

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June 2021

Commencement 2021

June 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

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May 2021

Of Bridges: a Poetic and Philosophical Account by Thomas Harrison | Book Launch

May 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

In conversation with Professors Marjorie Perloff of Standford and Christy Wampole of Princeton. A rich compendium of literary, architectural, and musical figurations, Harrison's Of Bridges gives a panoramic account of diverse meanings of bridges in seemingly unrelated times and places, questioning why they are built and where they lead. It examines bridges of thought and art, bridges as flash points in war, the links forged by religion between transience and eternity, the mega-bridges of our globalized world, the real and…

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Humanities Dialogues Spring Quarter 2021

May 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. At each meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss one word/concept drawing upon your life experience, background, studies, and knowledge of cultural phenomena that interest you, including literature, current events, and pop culture. You can attend one, several, or all…

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Alienated Awareness: Mindfulness Paradigms of Modernist Aesthetics | a virtual lecture by Professor Michael Subialka

May 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Is modern alienation necessarily a source of dehumanized angst? In this presentation I examine a perhaps unexpected way in which mindfulness practices and theory can serve as a paradigm of modernist aesthetics. This different paradigm helps us reconceive the nature and function of alienation (and it cognate forms – estrangement, distance, etc.) in modernist literature and art. Forms of alienation, from dehumanization and distance to grotesque distortion or critical estrangement, have long been viewed as a hallmark of modernist production.…

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Photography on Tilt | a virtual lecture by Professor Kalani Michell

May 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT

In 1968, Frank Walter returns to his native Antigua after years in Europe, where he devoted time to speculative genealogical family trees, and opens a portrait studio. Having heard tales of his German lineage, he didn’t anticipate being seen in Europe as only Black, rather than mixed, and contemplates how to materialize this complex history. Upon his return, the studio was key for the 1,250+ miniature paintings he made before his death: He painted them on the back of unwanted photographs. The versos of Walter’s paintings,…

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April 2021

Community Engagement and Social Justice: A Reorienting Framework for ELTS

April 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/3566620213 Meeting ID: 3566620213 Password: ELTS!

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Symposium in Homage to Michel Jeanneret (1940-2019)

April 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Organized by Jean-Claude Carron (Research Professor, UCLA) Please register here for the symposium on Zoom   This symposium convened to honor Michel Jeanneret (1940-March 2019) will memorialize the critical and creative achievements of one of the pillars of early modern studies today. We will bear witness to his pioneering contributions to the current critical discourse on French and European studies, covering both the ancient and nouveau régimes, from the Sixteenth century, with, among others, Vinci, Erasmus, Rabelais, Ronsard, Montaigne, to Versailles, Nerval,…

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