Join us on Wednesday, October 18 from 5-7 p.m. in Phelps 6206C as three graduate student presenters share their emerging research at our Fall Roundtable. The event will be followed by a welcome reception and meet and greet to kickstart the 2023-24 academic year. 

Tuesday, October 24, 5-6:30pm (Phelps 6206C)

What is the sound of racialization? How might we listen to misrecognition? What does machine error tell us about the precision of racism? And how can the tools of a racist system be used to transcribe new forms of resistance? Part lecture and part performance, this event brings together critical work on race and algorithmic culture with new techniques for dissecting and analyzing automatic speech recognition, applied to personal and public archives drawn from Thao’s life and research.

This Fall 2023 event is a part of "Computation and the Humanities," a series of events at the GCLR investigating the impact of computation on literary and visual research. Guests include researchers, artists, and practitioners working within and beyond the digital humanities.

  1. GCLR Guest Lecture

On May 19, 2023, the GCLR hosted a workshop focused on translation as a technique for cultural production. The presenters were interested in the relationship between translation and media such as literary writing (in print and manuscript), film, photography, and computers, and the way these and other media technologies underwrite different ways of addressing the question of what it means to translate. Presenters included: Patrice Petro, Juan Pablo Lupi, Jody Enders, Anna Schewelew, Susan Hwang, James McNamara, Giancarlo Tursi, Naoki Yamamoto. Here is a picture from the event. 

All of the talks from the New Approaches to Art in the German Democratic Republic series, organized by Sven Spieker (UCSB) and Matteo Bertele (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) can now be viewed here. 

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.

The application process for the Harvard Institute of World Literature is now open. UCSB graduate students whose application is successful attend free of charge. This year’s HIWL will happen at Harvard from July 5 to 27, 2023. 
For more information, please click here. If you are interested in applying through the GCLR you can find more information about the process on the GCLR website. The first step is to send the GCLR Director a letter that they intend to apply by January 18, 2023.