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April 2018

Conference: Lukács and the World: Rethinking Global Circuits of Cultural Production

April 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Annenberg Conference Room, 4429 SSMS, Social Sciences and Media Studies, UCSB

See attached flyer for detailed schedule. Sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences, the Center for Modern Literature, Materialism, and Aesthetics (COMMA), the Carsey-Wolf Center, IHC, Mellichamp Global Dynamics, Department of English, Department of Film and Media Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.

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May 2018

Talk: Winds, Dreams, Theater: A Genealogy of Emotion-Realms through the Lens of The Peony Pavilion
Ling Hon Lam

May 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1930 Buchanan, Buchanan Hall

In his talk, Lam will give a revisionist history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the idea of emotion as space – which the Chinese call “emotion-realm” (qingjing) – rather than a state of mind. If The Peony Pavilion (Mudan ting, 1598) is the romantic play par excellence in early modern China, it is not because, as many assume, it celebrates emotion as the innermost essence of a liberated individual. Rather, it is because the play eloquently encapsulates the three major historical regimes of the spatiality of emotion: winds, dreamscapes, and theatricality. The Peony Pavilion has deployed these various regimes in an anachronistic juxtaposition, obliterating their timeline and structural differences. Lam will give an archaeological reading of the play that renders visible the subtle transformation of Chinese theater and subject formation—of which the transfiguration of the dream…

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Santa Barbara Food Cycle Exploration

May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where does our food come from? What are issues affecting food access in this community? Join us to explore these questions with farmers, beekeepers, scientists, and activists from the Santa Barbara Foodshed. The Santa Barbara community is invited to attend this free event to learn from local experts about the food cycle from soil and seed, to seedling and harvest, to distribution and justice. The event will take place at UC Santa Barbara’s Greenhouse and Garden Project. Participants will engage with local, seasonal varieties in various stages of reproduction and growth. Together participants will integrate science, action, and justice through an exploration of the food cycle from a diversity of perspectives. Each local expert will give a short presentation followed by Q&A with the audience. The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion and time for enjoying a local fruit…

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Presentation by UCSB Student Veterans

May 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student veterans will read stories about their military experience. Following the reading there will be time for questions and answers from the audience. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the UCSB Veterans Writing Workshop and UCSB Veteran and Military Services.

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Launching New Research in the Humanities: Presentations by the IHC’s 2017-18 Faculty Fellows
Jennifer Holt, erin Khuê Ninh, Eric Prieto

May 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
research fellows

Please join us in celebrating our 2017-18 Faculty Fellows, whose works-in-progress are supported this year by IHC release-time awards. Fellows will give a short presentation of their work followed by a reception. Jennifer Holt Film and Media Studies “From Convergence to the Cloud: Media Policy in the Digital Era”     erin Khuê Ninh Asian American Studies “Almost Perfect: Passing for the Model Minority”     Eric Prieto French and Italian “World Literature, Urban Theory, and the Informal City”

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