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March 2019

Aretha’s Amazing Grace: From Watts to Detroit

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the UCLA Department of African American Studies This symposium will celebrate the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's ground breaking and historic Album, Amazing Grace. Topics will include: How Sweet the Sound: Blues Ministry and Black Power Soul Print: Music, Place and Albums The People's Queen: Queering Aretha's sound Speakers will include: Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA Lynee Denise, Music Scholar, DJ, CSULA Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Faithful Central Bible Church Scot Brown, UCLA Zandria Robinson, Rhodes College Salamishah Tillet, Rutgers…

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April 2019

Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
306 and 314 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the UCLA Department of Italian "Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?" explores all facets of heroic poetry as written by Italian Renaissance women. Moreover, this conference aims to spotlight their heroic poems and place them in an tradition that has for the most part ignored their work. We are also interested in the ways these women authors handle specific conventions of the genre such as the difference between the romance and epic modes,…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royce 306

Date: April 19, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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June 2019

Daughters of Whitman

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90201 United States
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Organized by UCLA Writing Programs Part of Whitmania! Songs of Ourselves: Celebrating the Radical Optimism of Walt Whitman and UCLA Women, trans, and non-binary poets and performers will explore Walt Whitman's legacy, including his impact on their own work and on American culture. Date: June 2, 2019 Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM Location: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 Co-Sponsors: UCLA Writing Programs Center for the Art of Performance Dean of Humanities UCLA Arts…

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