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April 2022

New Book Salon: “Throne of Blood” by Robert N. Watson

Monday, April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Shakespeare’s Macbeth seems to come across best in black-and-white. The recent release of a stunning new version of this blood-soaked tragedy, directed by Joel Coen and starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, has spurred renewed interest in the play and its history in film. Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa's 1957 Japanese reworking of Macbeth (also in black and white) has often been called the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare ever made, with rave reviews from T.S. Eliot, Harold Bloom, and…

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February 2022

New Book Salon: Zrinka Stahuljak’s “Les Fixeurs au Moyen âge – Histoire et littérature connectées”

Thursday, February 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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A book panel on "Invisible Persons, Invisible Texts: Translation and Translators in Medieval and Modern Afghanistan and the West" with Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA), Jawanshir Rasikh (Independent Scholar), and Arezou Azad (Oxford). Discussant: Domenico Ingenito (UCLA). Register to attend on Zoom. 9:30 am - 11 am Pacific Time Organized by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. Afghanistan through Afghan Voices is a series of virtual workshops that highlights and critically engages with recent scholarship on one of the most culturally diverse…

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