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January 2019

Lara K. Schubert, “Workshopping Postsecular Feminist Subjectivity: An Alternative Inspired by Cambodian Women”

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag DATE: Friday, January 18 TIME: 12-1:30 PM LOCATION: Rolfe 2125 Participants are welcome to bring a snack or lunch. Cambodian women religious provide insights into rethinking subjectivity.  These women experience empowerment while they subscribe to the restrictive rules of their communities, including gender-specific stipulations. In Schubert’s research in Cambodia, her interlocutors demonstrate subjectivity that is not based on freedom and liberation, which are prioritized in many women’s organizations. Her larger project, "Retheorizing Women’s Empowerment with…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

January 18
Royce 306

Date: January 18, 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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Raquel Medina, “Gendering Alzheimer’s Disease: Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters”

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rolfe 2125

A talk by Raquel Medina, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Director of CinemAGEnder International Research Network, Aston University Organized by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM Location: 2125 Rolfe Hall This presentation will provide a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of cinematic representations of Alzheimer’s disease in several non-mainstream films that employ it as a trope to explore age and gender. Contrary to mainstream productions, films such as Pandora’s Box (Turkey 2008),…

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November 2018

Until and Unless, Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Soma Roy, Sintu Bagui and Nitai Giri

November 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
208 Kaufman Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNXjLvouD2A This event will entail the screening of Until and Unless, a short documentary film addressing the queer and trans rights movement in India. Set in West Bengal a year before the historic decision to repeal India's anti-sodomy law Penal Code 377, "Until and Unless", follows the story of four individuals and the impact of systemic oppression via India's legislative system on their lives. The film features Sintu, a transwoman community leader raised in the Sheoraphuli red-light district; Nitu, a…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Young Research Library, Conference Room, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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DATE: Friday, November 30, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM LOCATION: Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room 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. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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#masshysteria. Hysteria, Race, and Masculinity

November 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Guest lecture by Sander L. Gilman, Emory University This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Location: UCLA Bunche Hall 10383 Free admission. RSVP Here. Sander L. Gilman has extensively researched and published on the intersection of Hysteria, Race, Sexuality and Gender. In this guest lecture Gilman will discuss his influential work and how the…

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Black Feminism and the Practice of Care

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sequoia Room, Faculty Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, 90024
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A one-day symposium on black women's care, wellness, and healing presented by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California. This event explores the relationship between individual practices of care and care as an investment in communities (particularly those haunted by precarity and disposability), and reimagines care (and harm and depletion) as emerging not just from late capitalist phenomena like stress and work burn-out, but also from racist institutions, historical violence, structural neglect, and familial wounds. Closing Reception will be held from…

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#masshysteria. Trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds

November 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Guest Lecture by Jack Halberstam Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: 10383 Bunche Hall FREE ADMISSION While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss…

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A Time to Stir: The 1968 Columbia Student Uprising

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Melnitz 1409: James Bridges Theater

Screening and Conversation with Director Paul Cronin   Organized by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA Department of Anthropology Date: November 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: James Bridges Theater A screening of the seven-hour-long documentary film, with discussion with director Paul Cronin.     Co-Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Women Department of French and Francophone Studies Division of Social Sciences Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department of English School…

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#masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies

November 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Royce 306

#masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies A conference organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies Date: November 1, 2018 Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Location: 306 Royce Hall RSVP: https://french.ucla.edu/event/masshysteria-hysteria-politics-and-performance-strategies-conference/ In Europe, especially in Vienna and Paris, around 1900, the hysterical girl was a well-studied object in arts and sciences; she re-appeared, a hundred years later, in countless manifestations in US mainstream horror films. In addition, key…

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