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UCLA Women’s Health and Gender Health Seminar Series Action Conversations: Hook up culture at UCLA - Victoria Marks

UCLA Women’s Health and Gender Health Seminar Series
Action Conversations: Hook up culture at UCLA
Victoria Marks
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture
Professor, Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Chair, Disability Studies minor
Choreographer


1357 Gonda Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center
1st floor conference room
12:00pm-1:00pm

“The Face That Most Resembles Christ”: the Matter of Motherhood in Dante’s Paradiso

Soon after his ascent with Beatrice into the Empyrean, Dante-pilgrim finds himself in the in the center of a celestial rose, reeling beneath the newly unmasked souls seated on its petals. Shortly thereafter, St. Bernard provides him with a visual tour of the elect, bidding him to focus on one face in particular:

“Look now at the face that most resembles

Christ, for its brightness alone can enable you

to see Christ.” (Par. 32.85-87)

Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics

Presenters:

Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group”

Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ”

Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption”

Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Creating Beauty To Resist

A book talk and discussion with authors Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple
Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple will discuss the allure and curious contemporary absence of utopian visions, and the potential implications of what it means to come of age in a world on fire. Temelkuran will examine her novel The Time of Mute Swans, which explores politics in the 1970s through the eyes of two children in Ankara, Turkey. And Crabapple will analyze her co-authored memoir Brothers of the Gun about a young man finding his voice as a journalist during the war in Syrian.

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