On April 18, 2023, the GCLR is Co-Sponsoring a talk by translator Michael Moore on the occasion of his recent translation of Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed. The talk will be followed by a conversation with Professors Giancarlo Tursi and Claudio Fogu. The event will take place in the Mosher Alumni Boardroom from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The Global Latinidades Project in cooperation with The Multicultural Center, and The Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is now accepting abstracts for the Interdisciplinary Conference: Love, Violence, and Feminine Resistance: Dis-/placement, Reckoning, and Reconciliation 

With keynote Carolina Sourdis, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona happening on May 12, 2023. 

Please email proposals by March 27, 2023 to:


The GCLR is now seeking applications for the 2023-2024 Graduate Student Coordinator position. Please see the full description and email for questions or if interested!

  • GDR
The GCLR is proud to announce “New Approaches to Art in the German Democratic Republic", a new year-long series of lectures by national and international scholars presents cutting-edge research into experimental GDR art and visually oriented literature, with a special focus on exhibition history; the representation of women and ethnic minority populations in the GDR across a broad range of artistic forms; and innovative approaches to the medium of the artist’s book in GDR art and its intermedia poetry. The series begins in the Spring quarter 2022, and ends in Spring quarter, 2023, and will be presented in a hybrid format. The lecture series is organized by Sven Spieker (UCSB) and Matteo Bertelé (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice). 

A reminder that the GCLR offers recruitment fellowships to help affiliated departments recruit the best graduate applicants. The fellowships are $3000 each and are competitive. Please send the student’s CV and a cover letter to the GCLR Director ( to apply. The deadline for applications is March 20.

Join the Memory Studies Group for lunch on March 1, at 12:00 p.m. in Phelps 6206C, as Stefano Bellin from the Univerity of Warwick will join us virtually for a  presentation that focuses on the Black Mediterranean to discuss the violence generated and institutionalized by the racialized global border regime. Exploring how the randomness of our birth places us in different predicaments of power, creating deep disparities in terms of rights, privileges, and opportunities, Bellin investigates how diverse affective dynamics might facilitate one’s implication in the violence of the global border regime or catalyze the resistance to it. Please RSVP to Claudio Fogu (