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Oct 2018

Humanities Dialogues

Oct 19, 2018 - May 31, 2019
Royce Hall 342, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 342
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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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! Event is free. RSVP required Meetings will take place on the following dates in Royce Hall room 342 (Italian Seminar…

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Feb 2019

Taking a Stand: A New Poetics for Italy

Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 236
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Passeurs: Narratives of ‘Illegal’ Migration across the Western Alps

Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Bunche 10383, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The contemporary migration crisis destabilizing the European Union has revived political attention over borderlands at the center and the outskirts of the Schengen region. Crossing the Alps is a hazardous step in the route of migrants heading north; particularly traveled is the path to cross the French-Italian border. Episodes of life-threatening border crossings are not new in this region where professional people smugglers – passeurs in French – have existed since the 1920s. I will present some of the numerous and heterogeneous…

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Mar 2019

Boccaccio’s Ghosts: Adultery, Wit and Superstition in the Decameron

Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 236
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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