News & Events



  • Souleymane Bachir Diagne

Souleymane Bachir Diagne has been elected to the Académie royale de Belgique and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

  • GCLR logo

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

  • Harvard

Caragh Barry, Dalia Bolotnikov Mazur, Deepti Menon, and Yang Zhao will represent UCSB at the Harvard Institute for World Literature's annual summer program.

  • 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.


  • Memory and Movement

The GCLR is excited to announce the schedule for its upcoming graduate conference, "Memory and Movement."

  1. May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 6:00pm
  • Black Like Moi Poster

Please join us for this Film and Media Studies Colloquium, co-sponsored with the GCLR.

  1. May 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Scriptworlds

The Scriptworlds Conference will take place Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1.

  1. May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019
  • Imaging ‘East Asia'

This conference will examine how ‘East Asia’ has been imagined and is being reimagined through visual culture, as well as the mechanisms and media through which these imaginings further animate various identities, ideologies, economies, and interpermeations.

  1. January 25, 2019 to January 26, 2019
  • Cavell Poster

In this two-day interdisciplinary symposium commemorating Cavell’s career, UCSB faculty from across the campus invite Cavell scholars from Europe and America to join in a discussion of his extraordinary contributions to our understanding of the affective dimensions of democratic life, particularly as these play out in film, religion, and what Cavell terms Emersonian Perfectionism.

  1. February 14, 2019 to February 15, 2019
  • Media Fields Conference Poster

The theme of this year's Media Fields Conference, "Display: Excess and Visibility in Film, Media, and Culture," has inspired a diverse group of scholars that will join us to explore a wide range of objects: from migrant detention centers and adult trade shows to electronic control weaponry and theatrical video game performances.

  1. April 3, 2019 to April 5, 2019