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

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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...

Physiognomy at the Crossroads of Magic, Science, and the Arts

The symposium will examine how the study of a person’s facial features and expressions, as indicative of ethnicity or character, has evolved from the crossroads of magic, religion, and primitive medicine to our present-day preoccupation with wellness and beauty. The presentations will follow a chronological and intertwining sequence to encompass physiognomic expressions in art, literature,...

Alice Hasters “Black Germans between Erasure and Tokenism”

Journalist and author Alice Hasters is a major contemporary Black German voice. Her bestselling 2019 book Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen, aber wissen sollten (What White People Don’t Want to Hear About Racism, But Should Know Anyway) led to animated public debates about race and racism in Germany. In her lecture, Hasters...

Archive Asylum: Archiving and Researching Endangered Literatures

War and flight endanger the literature of affected countries. Authors struggle to survive. They are unable to write. They lose their libraries, manuscripts, pictures and other valuable objects. In response to these political and social challenges, how can we build up an archive for asylum and offer these literatures the place they serve in research?...

A conversation with Marjorie Perloff and UCLA professors Laure Murat and Efrain Kristal

UCLA Professors Laure Murat and Efrain Kristal will host a talk and Q&A with Marjorie Perloff.  Marjorie Perloff is Sadie D. Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita at Stanford University. She is also Florence Scott professor Emerita of English at the University of Southern California. Marjorie Perloff, author of numerous books on topics ranging from 20th...

“Tombs. Writing one’s family history.” Annette Wieviorka

Is it possible to be the historian of one's own family, when one already serves as its archive? What resources exist to enable this undertaking? How might one craft a story from it all? In her talk, Annette Wieviorka will discuss these and related questions, which she grappled with herself upon deciding to tell the intersecting...

French Job Fair

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Join us to our first French job fair on campus. You will meet some representatives of companies such as LVMH and TV5 Monde, learn about internship opportunities in local consulates, discover how you can work or study after your bachelor in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Québec, attend a roundtable on the importance of the francophone...

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