Articles Tagged: humanities

Law and Disorder: Fools, Outlaws, and Justice in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Published: April 24, 2021
Law & Disorder Conference

CMRS Symposium The word “fool” is itself a performer, a loaded term prone to an explosion of meaning even when handled with care. Even before the Middle Ages, this figure of ambiguity—called variously jongleur, jester, madman, storyteller–was both castigated as vulgar and heralded as purveyor of literary art, derided for revealing humanity’s foibles and yet welcomed…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Spring 2021

Published: April 17, 2021
Huntington Library - UCLA CMRS California Medieval History Seminar

The seminar meets to discuss four pre-distributed research papers  Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. The papers…

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Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico

Published: April 15, 2021
elizabeth hill bone

Annual Armand Hammer Art History Lecture This lecture by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Art History, Tulane), focuses on the painted books of Aztec Mexico, sixteenth-century documents that some people consider to be works of Art and others consider to contain Writing.  The talk thus explores that place where our Western conceptions of Art and Writing come closest together….

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New Book Salon

Published: March 3, 2021
The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic by Andrea Moudarres

Andrea Moudarres, Associate Professor of Italian, discusses his recent book, The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic. The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic follows the same narrative of internal strife, exploring enmity within the self, the state, and the world through the prism of prominent works of the Italian literary canon: Dante’s Commedia, Luigi Pulci’s Morgante,…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Winter 2021

Published: February 20, 2021
Huntington Library - UCLA CMRS California Medieval History Seminar

The Winter 2021 session of the California Medieval History Seminar will take place online instead of at its usual venue, the Huntington Library. The seminar meets to discuss four pre-distributed research papers  Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers…

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Works-in-Progress Happy Hour

Published: January 27, 2021

Professor Peter Cowe, Near Eastern Languages & Culture, UCLA “Armenian Integration into Sequential Hemispheric Cultural Norms as Illustrated by the Alexander Romance“ CMRS is hosting twice-monthly Works-in-Progress Happy Hours to promote intellectual exchange and collegiality while most of us are continuing to work and learn remotely. The Happy Hours are open to UCLA faculty and…

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Works-in-Progress Happy Hour

Published: January 13, 2021

Stephanie Matabang, Graduate Student, Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA “Nationalism and the Middle Ages Outside of Europe: the ‘Medieval’ Foundation of Filipino Identity” CMRS is hosting twice-monthly Works-in-Progress Happy Hours to promote intellectual exchange and collegiality while most of us are continuing to work and learn remotely. The Happy Hours are open to UCLA faculty…

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