Events in Usdan

Friday, January 30, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Monday, February 02, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Ali Behdad, UCLA

The Tourist, The Collector, and the Curator: On the Life and Afterlives of Ottoman Era Photography

Focusing on the tourist albums in the Pierre de Gigord Collection held at the Getty Research Institute, this talk addresses the question of mobility through reflections on three moments in the life and afterlives of images produced by commercial photographers in Istanbul in the second half of nineteenth century, arguing that these images, both in the context of their production and collection by European tourists in the nineteenth century and their current afterlives as collectable objects or archival materials, are inscribed in, and thus legible, in terms of the geo-political distinctions, economic interests, and cultural assumptions about the Middle East and its people. Far from being the unique and personal expressions of individual tourists or collectors, the Gigord albums are marked by a visual regularity and consistency that is born of an Orientalist vision of Ottoman society.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, February 09, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Enda Duffy, UCSB
Rush: Adrenaline, Stress, and Modernist Velocity

Enda Duffy is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara, where he co-directs COMMA, the Center on Modernism, Materialism, Aesthetics in the English Dept. He earned his undergraduate degree form the National University of Ireland, Dublin and his PhD from Harvard. Before Santa Barbara, he taught at Reed College and at Wesleyan University. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses (Minnesota, 1996) and The Speed Handbook: Velcocity, Pleasure, Modernism (Duke, 2009), which won the Modernist Studies Book Prize as the best book in Modernist studies, 2010. He coedited Joyce, Benjamin and Magical Urbanism, in the European Joyce Studies Series in 2011, and has edited editions of Ulysses and the short stories of Catherine Mansfield. He is at work on two books, one a people's history of Irish literature, the other a study of human energy in modern writing.

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Monday, February 16, 2015

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Center for Humanities Monday Night Lecture Series

Professor Jay R Scheib, MIT

Usdan 300 (Daniel Family Commons & Lounge)

Friday, February 27, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Friday, April 10, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

08:00 pm - 01:00 am

Contra Dance

Fayerweather 202 (Beckham Hall)