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A lecture by Professor Bruce Holsinger (English, University of Virginia) author of the debut historical thriller A Burnable Book. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of English.
A lecture by Christian Moevs (Italian, University of Notre Dame). For centuries, readers have sought a single principle that might serve as the unifying structure for Dante's entire Comedy, instead of for just a single canticle, such as the Inferno, or the Purgatorio. The lecture proposes such a principle, based on Vergil's explanation -- which he delivers at the center of the Comedy — of how love is the motivating source of all human action, and thus of all good and evil.
The topic of this year’s workshop is “Logic in the Middle Ages.” Organized by Professor Calvin Normore (Philosophy, UCLA).
A lecture by Ralph O’Connor, Professor of Literature & Culture of Britain, Ireland & Iceland, University of Aberdeen. Professor O'Connor is CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar in English.
In this lecture, Professor Ardis Butterfield (English, Yale University) explores how the medieval English lyric speaks to the new turn to form in contemporary critical discourse. Does the call to find “new normative models of lyric” make sense for the medieval period? How might the survival of music, the trilingual character, and the sheer, seemingly uncontrolled diversity of insular lyrics from this period belong within any wider, cross-period discussion of form?
The 36th UC Celtic Studies Conference, organized by Professor Joseph Nagy (English, UCLA) and the UCLA Celtic Colloquium, features papers on all aspects of Celtic culture including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. Invited speakers include Mr. Geraint Evans (Swansea University), Professor Catherine Flynn (UC Berkeley), Professor Helen Fulton (University of York), Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick (National University of Ireland, Galway), Professor Ralph O’Connor (University of Aberdeen), and Dr. Eurig Salisbury (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies).