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October 2018

Fall 2018 Welcome Reception

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Faculty and graduate students are invited to join us. Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/DGDdr8BSzEHQhYSQ2

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September 2018

World Languages Day 2018

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bonjour! Hallo! Ciao! Did you know that there are more than 40 different languages taught at UCLA? World Languages Day offers an opportunity to discover language programs offered on campus, as well as language clubs and other cultural activities you can get involved in. All undergraduate students are invited to attend. Those present will have the chance to play games and win great prizes. Stop by Bruin Plaza on September 28th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to participate in this free…

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June 2018

Thomas Mann’s American Library: World Literature, Intellectual History, Provenance Research

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - June 15 @ 1:30 pm

Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philantropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. A workshop organized by the Research Association Marbach Weimar Wolfenbuttel.  

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Humanities Dialogues Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • DEMOCRACY •  EDUCATION • WORK • GOOD/EVIL • WAR/PEACE • HUMANITY • RESISTANCE • RELIGION & IDENTITY  Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works, historical…

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May 2018

End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Italian, Germanic Languages, and the Scandinavian Section. Enjoy food and refreshments while marking the end of another successful academic year! The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 3pm-5pm on the Royce Hall 3rd floor North Balcony (located between rooms 334 & 340). Please RSVP online here.

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The European Union: (Im)migration and Identity

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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April 2018


Poetry Reading by Nachoem Wijnberg, 2018 Winner of the P.C. Hooft Prize

April 11 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Professor Wijnberg’s poetry and prose has won many awards and has been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Chinese. In addition to being a renowned poet, Nachoem Wijnberg has degrees in law and economics, a doctorate in management science, and is currently Professor of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Amsterdam Business School. This evening Professor Wijnberg will read from his Divan of Ghalib (White Pine Press, 2016), in which he disguises…

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March 2018

Kafka’s Oblivion

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kafka delineates in many of his texts seemingly incidental scenes of forgetting. Upon closer examination, though, this oblivion is highly symptomatic. It indicates no less than the fragile and precarious constitution of modernity. Forgetting constitutes its condition of knowledge, forgetting its mode of remembrance. Kafka’s writings stage this forgetting in various forms, and the aim of this lecture is to illustrate them in terms of rhetorical forgetting, social forgetting, and Western-Jewish forgetting. This lecture is open to the public. A…

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February 2018

WORKSHOP: “Challenging Liberal Order: Populist Politics from the Nazis to Today” by Bernhard Schink

February 12 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 7:00 pm

Challenging Liberal Order: Populist Politics from the Nazis to Today A Workshop with Bernhard Schlink UC Irvine, February 12-14, 2018, in HG 1002 and HG 1010 The challenges faced by the liberal democratic model in the 21st century have made constitutional theory into an urgent topic of global concern. Both the situation in the Ukraine and the electoral gains of the far right in Europe have frustrated hopes of an easy trajectory toward liberal democratic constitutional orders. If there was…

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January 2018

The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Seating is limited. RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/lyjms3zBzqaH8Swy2. The UCLA Departments of French & Francophone Studies and Germanic Languages presents a lecture and book signing by Julia Ebner. Julia Ebner is a Research Fellow at Institute for Strategic Dialogue, specialising in far-right extremism, reciprocal radicalisation and European terrorism prevention initiatives. She is the author of The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism (I.B. Tauris, 2017), as well as several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and policy briefings, most notably as co-author of “The…

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