One or more distinguished scholars are appointed each year to the Clark Professorship. The Clark Professor, in collaboration with the Director, organizes academic programs consisting of public lectures, seminars, and workshops, and develops publications from them.
Publications play an essential role in the strong research mission of the Center. Its conferences and workshops present the latest research in the early modern period (from the late sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century) or in some of the special areas represented in the Clark Library’s collections, such as British literature and history, Oscar Wilde, and fine printing. The Center makes known the results of these Center/Clark conferences to the larger scholarly public in two ways: the UCLA Center/Clark Series, published by the University of Toronto since 2003, and individual volumes of its proceedings.
The UCLA Center/Clark Series
This series of volumes, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, is dedicated to collections of papers derived from major academic conferences sponsored by the Center and the Clark. The first volume in this series appeared in 2003.
Conference proceedings not chosen for the Series are issued in individual volumes by a number of other academic presses. Publishing the papers of Center/Clark conference proceedings began in 1993, at the conclusion of the Clark Library Seminar Papers series.
In addition to the Center’s own publication program, visiting scholars, specialists, and many recipients of the Center’s resident fellowship awards produce printed works based on their research in the Clark Library’s rich and continually expanding collections.
Center/Clark Series 2020–2030
Extraordinary Aesthetes: Decadents, New Women, and Fin-de-Siècle Culture Edited by Joseph Bristow (April 2023)
Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization Edited by Bronwen Wilson & Angela Vanhaelen (January 2023)
Culture and Authority in the Baroque, Edited by Massimo Ciavolella and Patrick Coleman (September 2021)
Translation and Transfer of Knowledge in Encyclopedic Compilations, 1680–1830 Edited by Clorinda Donato and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink. (Aug. 2021 (ebook & paper))
Entertaining the Idea: Shakespeare, Performance, and Philosophy
Edited by Lowell Gallagher, James Kearney, and Julia Reinhard Lupton (Jan. 2021, (ebook Feb. 2021))
Casanova in the Enlightenment: From the Margins to the Centre. Edited by Malina Stefanovski (ebook Oct. 2020, 1st printing Jan. 2021)
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean, By Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourd (November 2020)
Acculturation and Its Discontents: The Italian Jewish Experience Between Exclusion and Inclusion
Edited by David N. Myers, Massimo Ciavolella, Peter Reill and Geoffrey Symcox (August 2020)
The Quest for Certainty in Early Modern Europe: From Inquisition to Inquiry (1550–1700) Edited by Barbara Fuchs and Mercedes García Arenal. (2020)
Clandestine Philosophy: New Studies on Subversive Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe, 1620–1823 Edited by Gianni Paganini, Margaret C. Jacob, and John Christian Laursen (February 2020)
Volumes in Preparation
Vision and Knowledge in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Edited by Lynn Hunt and Ann Jensen Adams.
History, Theory, and the Subject of Rights, ca. 1640–1848. Edited by Kirstie McClure.
Translated Encyclopedias Edited by Clorinda Donato and Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink.
Contested Foundations: The Red Letter Year of 1619 Edited by Brenda Stevenson and Sharla Fett
The Florentine Codex: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico Edited by Jeanette Favrot Peterson and Kevin Terraciano. (University of Texas Press, September 2019)
The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca. Edited by Nile Green. University of California Press. April 2019.
90 Monologues from Classical Spanish Theater Edited by Barbara Fuchs, Jennifer Monti and Laura Muñoz. LinguaText, LLC. August 2018.
A Wild Night in Toledo by Lope de Vega, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. November 2018.
What We Owe Our Lies by Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
Unhappily Married in Valencia by Guillén de Castro, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
The Force of Habit by Guillén de Castro, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
The Widow of Valencia by Lope de Vega, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
To Love Beyond Death by Calderón de la Barca, edited by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
One House, Many Complications by Sor Juana, translated by Dakin Matthews. LinguaText, LLC. Part of UCLA Comedia in Translation and Performance series directed by Barbara Fuchs.
The Actor and the Emperor by Lope de Vega, translated by Dakin Matthews. LinguaText, LLC. Part of UCLA Comedia in Translation and Performance series directed by Barbara Fuchs.
The Courage to Right a Woman’s Wrongs by Ana Caro Mallén De Soto, edited by Barbara Fuchs. Translated by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood. Edited by Joseph Bristow. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
Women and Servants, by Lope de Vega, translated by Barbara Fuchs. LinguaText, LLC. May 2016. Available for download at http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/translations/
Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, peer reviewed journal, co-edited by Joseph Bristow. Produced by International Walter Pater Society. https://walterpater.com/studies-in-walter-pater-and-aestheticism/
The Global Eighteenth Century edited by Felicity A. Nussbaum (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/2636/global-eighteenth-century