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Author and translator of more than twenty books, Oxford University Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage will read and discuss his work.
Book signing to follow the event.
Sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society and the Department of English.
Contact Andrea Denny-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sawyer Seminar on Alternative Futurisms
Public Reading by Stephen Graham Jones
Stephen Graham Jones is a Blackfeet author of over twenty novels, story collections, novellas, and the occasional screenplay and comic book. His work ranges from experimental fiction to horror, science fiction, and crime fiction. He is most recently working on a YA novel, a werewolf novel, […]Find out more
Commedia Dell’ Arte and the Mediterranean: Charting Journeys and Mapping ‘Others’
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Erith Jaffe-Berg, Chair & Associate Professor of the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production and Co-Director of Peace and Conflict Studies.
‘Much has been written about commedia dell’arte travel, but not […]Find out more
The Murder of King James I
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Thomas Cogswell, Professor of the History Department. A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics […]Find out more
Conrad Rudolph, Professor of Art History
“Cosmic Politics: Hugh of St Victor’s The Mystic Ark and the Struggle over Elite Education in the Twelfth Century”
Because of the absolute fundamentality of the concept of creation (both the cause of existence and material creation in general), any given culture’s view of creation is crucial to that culture’s intellectual […]Find out more
Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958
The Center for Ideas & Soceity presents a book talk with Kiril Tomoff, Professor of History. In the 1940s and 1950s, Soviet musicians and ensembles were acclaimed across the globe. They toured the world, wowing critics and audiences, projecting an image of […]Find out more
Join us for a book talk by Traci Brynne Voyles, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at Loyola Marymount University.
Wastelanding tells the history of the uranium industry on Navajo land in the U.S. Southwest, asking why certain landscapes and the peoples who inhabit them come to be targeted for disproportionate exposure to environmental harm. Traci Brynne […]Find out more
Piotr S Górecki
The Text and the World
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Piotr S Górecki, Professor of History.
Professor Górecki’s new book, The Text and the World (Oxford U.P., 2015), is a study of an exceptionally interesting primary source—the history of the Cistercian monastery at Henryków in Silesia, produced in 1268 […]Find out more
The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India
The Center for Ideas and Society presents a book talk with Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of the Political Science Department. “The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But, when the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was […]Find out more
Michelle E. Bloom
Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons
The Center for Ideas & Society presents a book talk with Michelle E. Bloom, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages. Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of the […]Find out more