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British Paleography Class, Fall 2019

Published: May 14, 2019

ENGL M215A Paleography of Vernacular Manuscripts from the British Isles, c. 800 to 1500 Cross-listed as: CLASSIC M218, FRNCH M210, HIST M218 Prof. Matthew Fisher Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:50 pm Fall 2019 Every manuscript is unique. There is no “history of the book” wholly separate from the history of individual books. This class will train…

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Sara Burdorff Roundtable Examines Roles of Medieval Women

Published: May 7, 2019

By Paige Hua Daily Bruin, April 21, 2019 Objects are more privileged than subjects, Sara Burdorff suggests in UCLA’s next Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable. Typically, men in Anglo-Saxon literature are viewed as the subjects – nonmarginalized, active players. Women, on the other hand, are interpreted as passive objects, but Burdorff said she aims…

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CMRS Associate Leonard Koff Fuses Chaucer and the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas

Published: April 4, 2019

Previewing our lecture by CMRS Associate Leonard Koff, PhD, is an article in the UCLA Daily Bruin. “The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host associate Koff’s lecture Thursday. The lecture applies Emmanuel Levinas’ philosophical theories to The Pardoner’s Tale. The chapter, part of The Canterbury Tales, is narrated by a corrupt pardoner who…

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CMRS Faculty, Nando Canalis MD, Receives Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award

Published: March 26, 2019

Hats off to Professor Nando Canalis MD, this year’s recipient of the Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award recognizing UCLA emeriti for exemplary service to the university and their department. Nando’s publications and activities with CMRS since his retirement from the Department of Medicine are a huge part of his contribution to our university and…

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Reception at RSA Toronto

Published: March 6, 2019

Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to celebrate its soon-to-be 50th year of publication. Viator was founded at UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies by Lynn White jr., Richard A. Rouse, and Henry Ansgar Kelly, and its first volume appeared in 1970. It publishes articles of distinction in any field of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,…

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Celebrating Richard and Mary Rouse

Published: February 5, 2019

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Young Research Library Main Conference Room Throughout their long and productive careers, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus Richard Rouse and Mary Rouse (Richard’s partner in scholarship and in life) have worked steadily to build a world-class teaching collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts to be…

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CMRS Professor Andrea Moudarres Receives MLA Publication Award

Published: January 30, 2019

On January 5, 2019, Assistant Professor of Italian Andrea Moudarres received the twenty-first annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association of America. Moudarres accepted his award at the annual convention in Chicago in front of thousands of attendees for his book, The Enemy in Italian Renaissance…

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In memoriam: Philip Levine, professor emeritus of classics, dean of humanities, and former acting director of CMRS

Published: December 17, 2018

Philip Levine, professor emeritus of classics at UCLA and an expert in Latin literature and manuscripts, died on Nov. 25. He was 96. Levine’s research focused on the twin fields of philology and paleography, traditional disciplines in the study of classics. The former is the study of language in its broadest sense, its historical development,…

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