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GCLR Events

Far Left: UCSB faculty and graduate students with visiting scholar Marina Warner   Middle Two Images: Guest lecture by Souleymane Bachir Diagne   Far Right: Colleagues after GCLR Annual Conference

Announcements

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The GCLR is currently accepting proposals for the Fall Roundtable! 

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The 2020-2021 Colloquium Series of the Iranian Studies Initiative will be held this next year in collaboration with the UCSB Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR).
 
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Join the Memory Studies Group for a discussion on memory and mourning in a Russian and Eastern European context with Professor Sven Spieker. 

  • Alain Badiou

The GCLR is looking forward to meeing with our 2020 distinguished visiting scholar, Alain Badiou from May 25-28. 

  • GCLR Members at Comp Lit Reception

Intorducting GCLR new members at the Comparative Literature Reception on October 7, 2019. 

  • Sven Spieker

The GCLR is excited to introduce the new center director, Sven Spieker

  • Christene d'Anca

The GCLR is happy to introduce the 2019-2020 new Graduate Student Research Coordinator, Christene d'Anca

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GCLR would like to congratulate and welcome its new recruitment fellows Pujita GuhaUrsula Friedman, and James Nichols

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Apply for the position of next year's GCLR Student Coordinator.

  • Memory and Movement

The GCLR is excited to announce the call for papers for its 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, "Memory and Movement," which will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Interested in joining the group?

If you have questions or would like to become involved, please email Sven Spieker, the Director of the GCLR

spieker@gss.ucsb.edu

GCLR Co-Sponsorships

UCSB Memory Studies Group
 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6-7:30 p.m. 
Phelps 6206C (GCLR Conference Room)
 
Join the Memory Studies Group as they discuss the issues of memory and mourning in a Russian and Eastern European context with Sven Spieker, professor of art and culture in the Comparative Literature Program at UCSB. 
 

  

 
 
 

 

What Graduate Students Are Reading

The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women, edited by June Hall McCash

Christene d'Anca is readingThe Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women, edited by June Hall McCash

This book examines the important role women played in the creation of art through a multitude of mediums, and the significant ways in which they participated in the evolution of medieval culture. 

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance, edited by Bruce Baird and Rosemary Candelario

Margarita Delcheva is readingThe Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance, edited by Bruce Baird and Rosemary Condelario

This book traces the history, scholarship, and reception of Butoh, from its connection to Afro-diasporic cultures, to its use of androgyny and the welcoming of taboo. 

 

Kozintsev's Shakespeare Films: Russian Political Protest in Hamlet and King Lear, by Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore

Arpi Movsesian is reading Kozintsev's Shakespeare Films: Russian Political Protest in Hamlet and King Lear, by Tiffany Ann Conroy Moore 

This book situates the Shakespeare films of Soviet director Grigori Kozintsev into their cultural and historical contexts by focusing on Hamlet and Lear in Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as from the Revolution until after Stalin's death, in the "Thaw."

 

Juvenesscence: A Cultural History of Our Age, by Robert Pogue Harrison

Arpi Movsesian is reading Juvenesscence: A Cultural History of Our Age, by Robert Pogue Harrison

The author argues that human beings undergo an aging process; however, the historical era into which one is born has much to do with how the process unfolds. We are a "younger" species - in looks, behavior, mentality, desires, etc. - and we are only getting younger as we continue to age.