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Jun 2018

Humanities Dialogues Symposium

Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • DEMOCRACY • EDUCATION • WORK • GOOD/EVIL • WAR/PEACE • HUMANITY • RESISTANCE • RELIGION & IDENTITY  Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works, historical figures,…

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May 2018

End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Italian, Germanic Languages, and the Scandinavian Section. Enjoy food and refreshments while marking the end of another successful academic year! The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 3pm-5pm on the Royce Hall 3rd floor North Balcony (located between rooms 334 & 340). Please RSVP online here.

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The European Union: (Im)migration and Identity

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please RSVP at: http://germanic.ucla.edu/event/the-european-union-immigration-and-identity/ 

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Apr 2018

The Price That Must be Paid to Buy a Morsel of Your Flesh

Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Price That Must be Paid to Buy a Morsel of Your Flesh: Paolo Fasoli on Ferrante Pallavicino Professor Paolo Fasoli received his “Laurea in Lettere” at the Universita di Roma Il-Tor Vergata, and his Ph.D. in Italian Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests focus on 16th and 17th Italian literature, and in particular on lyric poetry like Chiabrera and Marino, as well as on the prose novel from Pietro Aretino to the Baroque. Fasoli has authored…

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Trieste Literary Salon: Focusing on the Cultural Climate of Middle Europe/Mitteleuropa in 1910

Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SEEfest is thrilled to host the super-quintet of Trieste aficionados sharing their stories, anecdotes and insights about the cosmopolitan region in the northern Adriatic, The city of Trieste presides at the intersection of Austrian, Italian, Slavic and Jewish cultures. With UCLA professor Thomas Harrison, author of 1910, in conversation with John Agnew, distinguished professor of Political Geography; Tzvi Rafael Rivlin, Trieste cultural scholar from Montreal; Nina Bjekovic, PhD candidate in Italian studies researching the literature of prominent authors of the Slovene minority in Northern Italy;…

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Cinema & Culture: An Italian Perspective

Apr 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

When movies were first invented, no one took to them with as much style and panache as the Italians did. Italian cinema – from the gates of Rome’s dream factory, the Cinecittà studio, to the colorful, surrealistic visions of Federico Fellini, the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and beyond – has long been a motive force in world filmmaking. Join a group of distinguished scholars as they take you on a journey through the famous names and places, the themes…

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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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Verso una visione arcipelagica postcoloniale: L’Iguana di Anna Maria Ortese

Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Work in progress presentation by Adele Sanna.

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Jan 2018

Thinking fast and slow in the Renaissance: Art meets Science by Dr. Francis Wells

Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 236
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Galenic tradition of anatomy and medicine had been re-introduced to physicians and early anatomists of the quatro- and cinquecento. His descriptions were accepted and taught without challenge in Italian schools of anatomy and medicine throughout that period and beyond. Berengario da Carpi was among the first to mount an early challenge in published work to the interpretation of Galen by de Ketham and Mundinus. Perhaps most striking however was the original thought revealed in the notes of Leonardo where…

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In Praise of Women: Rogeri de Pacientia’s Balzino & Late 15th Century Southern Italian Society

Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 342, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 342
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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At the end of the 15th century the Aragon Kingdom of Naples underwent a serious crisis which ultimately led to its conquest and absorption into the crown of Spain. Despite the political vicissitudes, the major intellectual activities that had characterized Southern Italy throughout the Middle Ages were still encouraged at the turn of the 16th century. Such cultural prosperity was also fueled by the intellectual exchanges between the different ethnic and religious communities that populated the kingdom. In this talk,…

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