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April 2013

Víctor Fuentes: "Literatura memorialista de la inmigración"

April 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Víctor Fuentes is the author of a memoir, Memorias del segundo exilio español (2011) and fourteen books, among them, La marcha al pueblo en las letras españolas (1917-1936), El cántico material y espiritual de César Vallejo, Buñuel, cine y literatura, Antología de la poesía bohemia española, Antología del cuento bohemio español. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Santa Barbara; Full Member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and Co-editor of the literary magazine Ventana…

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November 2013

Language Program Colloquium with Midori Ishida

November 25, 2013 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

This paper explores the issue of roles of social interaction for developing pragmatic competence in a second language. As an example, it examines interactions between a learner of Japanese and native speakers, focusing on ‘receipts’, or a kind of listener responses (e.g. soo desu ne ). A learner’s conversations recorded during one-year study abroad in Japan and recorded in the U.S. before and after the period were analyzed using conversation analysis. Even though corrective feedback was rarely provided to the…

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March 2017

Slow Seminar on Race, Violence, Inequality and the Anthropocene

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2016-2017 SLOW SEMINARS RACE, VIOLENCE, INEQUALITY AND THE ANTHROPOCENE The contemporary moment is marked by global environmental change, the collapse of states and the reconfiguration of economies. This era, where human disturbances asymmetrically affect all ecosystems, is increasingly being called the ‘Anthropocene.’ We approach Anthropocene conditions as inextricably linked to long-term histories of plant and animal domestication, and to more recent histories of European colonialism, transatlantic slavery and capitalism. Via a year-long slow seminar and a series of public events,…

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November 2017

Reading Seminar with On Barak, “Strands of Tentacular Thinking”

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The "Race, Violence, Inequality, and the Anthropocene" Research Cluster invites faculty and graduate students to a reading seminar with On Barak, Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Barak is a historian of the modern Middle East, specializing in the introduction of science and technology into non-Western settings. He is the author of On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt (UC Press, 2013).  We will be meeting in Humanities 408, on Thursday, November 16, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Strands of…

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April 2018

Friday Forum: Allison Nguyen

April 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

Fake News and Desirable Difficulties Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness. For questions, email

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May 2018

Reading Seminar: Dr. Lesley Green

May 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Reading Seminar on #ScienceMustFall and an ABC of Plant Medicine: On Posing Cosmopolitical Questions featuring Dr. Lesley Green (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Cape Town and Founding Director: Environmental Humanities South). Please email for the readings

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June 2019

Graduate Friday Forum with Aaron Franklin

June 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Transcendental Sentimentalism - An Introduction Broadly construed, moral sentimentalism is the position that human emotions or sentiments play a crucial role in our best normative or descriptive accounts of moral value or judgements thereof. With this presentation, Aaron introduces and sketches a defense of a novel form of more sentimentalism he calls “Transcendental Sentimentalism.” According to transcendental sentimentalism, being in an emotional state about an object is a necessary condition of the possibility of a subject counting as having non-inferential…

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