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Oct 2017

Humanities Dialogues

Oct 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Attention all Undergraduates, Staff and Faculty interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities: 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. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Meetings will take place…

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Feb 2018

Sacred/Subversive: Strategies of Authority in the Convent Narratives of Arcangela Tarabotti

Feb 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Sacred/Subversive: Strategies of Authority in the Convent Narratives of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652), a lecture by Professor Meredith K. Ray, UCLA Department of Italian Charles Speroni Endowed Chair, on February 27 at 5:15pm in Royce Hall room 236.   Cloistered against her will in a Venetian convent, Arcangela Tarabotti was the most radical female writer in Counter-Reformation Italy. Tarabotti’s feminist works, including the early manuscript Convent Hell, have made her the object of intense critical interest, but an important element of her oeuvre–…

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