Events

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  • 20 Feb

    William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde: Wilde and the Law

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —lecture by Simon Stern (University of Toronto) The legal dimensions of Wilde’s writing and his life have often been explored through research on his trials; however, in his penchant for epigram and paradox, we might find another way to consider the legal dispositions of his work. Wilde’s epigrams strive not so much to be true, as to reveal a kind...

  • 22 Feb

    Exodus and Exile: Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers 1750–1850 (Day 1)

    Friday, February 22, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Josephine McDonagh (University of Chicago), Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University), and Sarah Tindal Kareem (UCLA) Co-sponsored by Interacting with Print           During the so-called Romantic century, 1750–1850, the flow of people across national borders fed an emergent literature of internal alienation, fostered new demographic preoccupations in contemporary historiography, underwrote new theories of political justice, and...

  • 23 Feb

    Exodus and Exile: Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers 1750–1850 (Day 2)

    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —a conference organized by Jayne Lewis (University of California, Irvine), Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London), Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University), and Sarah Tindal Kareem (UCLA) Co-sponsored by Interacting with Print           During the so-called Romantic century, 1750–1850, the flow of people across national borders fed an emergent literature of internal alienation, fostered new demographic preoccupations in contemporary...

  • 8 Mar

    Comparative Pornographies: Transnational Approaches to Writing Sex, East and West (Day 1)

    Friday, March 8, 2019
    9:30 am – 5:45 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Andrea S. Goldman (UCLA), Kathryn Norberg (UCLA) and Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University) At the end of the twentieth century, scholars of European pornography began to explore obscenity and its implications for our understanding of the time that produced it, the seventeenth and, especially, eighteenth centuries.  A world of previously ignored texts came to light, producing new theories...

  • 9 Mar

    Comparative Pornographies: Transnational Approaches to Writing Sex, East and West (Day 2)

    Saturday, March 9, 2019
    9:30 am – 1:15 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Andrea S. Goldman (UCLA), Kathryn Norberg (UCLA) and Paola Zamperini (Northwestern University) At the end of the twentieth century, scholars of European pornography began to explore obscenity and its implications for our understanding of the time that produced it, the seventeenth and, especially, eighteenth centuries.  A world of previously ignored texts came to light, producing new theories...

  • 24 Mar

    American String Quartet

    Sunday, March 24, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for American String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 14, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. American String Quartet Peter Winograd, violin Laurie Carney, violin Daniel Avshalomov viola Wolfram Koessel, cello “…luxurious,...

  • 7 Apr

    Israeli Chamber Project

    Sunday, April 7, 2019
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Israeli Chamber Project seats posts here on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 21, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Israeli Chamber Project Daniel Bard, violin Tibi Cziger, clarinet Guy Ben-Ziony, viola Tony Rymer, cello Assaff Weisman,...

  • 12 Apr

    The Dialectic of Private and Public Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

    Friday, April 12, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    —conference organized by Rebecca Jean Emigh (UCLA), Dylan Riley (UC Berkeley), Patricia Ahmed (South Dakota State University) Knowledge is understood to be a social product that is both shaped by and subsequently affects the society from whence it sprang. Bringing together a wide variety of scholars working on different aspects of the social construction of knowledge and different forms containing...

  • 24 Apr

    On Books, Soap Opera, and River Rafting

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing –lecture by Carolee Campbell, Ninja Press In celebration of Ninja Press’s 35th anniversary, sole proprietor Carolee Campbell will discuss her life leading up to the founding of the press, share her influences along the way, and explain how an actress, trained in and devoted to the theatre, fell into a long and...

  • 3 May

    Other Worlds (Day 1)

    Friday, May 3, 2019
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Core Program 2018–19 Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Conference 3: Other Worlds —organized by Bronwen Wilson (UCLA) and Angela Vanhaelen (McGill University) co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant Narratives of colonialism, empire building, and religious mission—of center, periphery, and globalization—have been under revision in recent years in order to...

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