News & Events



  • 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.

  • recruitment fellowships

GCLR would like to congratulate and welcome to our campus community the new recruitment fellows: Trinankur Banerjee, Shanna Killeen, and Mariam Lmaifi!

  • IWL

Learn more about the Institute for World Literature and consider applying for the July 2019 session in Harvard. Email Dominique Jullien by January 7th.


  • Scriptworlds Conference

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

  1. May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019
  • Memory Studies Research Group Flyer

Please come to the first event of the Memory Studies Research Group!

  1. October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • The Fabricant

This conference seeks to explore the critical role of translator as the mediator between cultures.

  1. November 16, 2018
  • The Invisible Vegan

The GCLR is co-sponsoring this free event and vegan buffet, organized by Prof. Renan Larue (Department of French and Italian).

  1. November 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
  • 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