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--> Poetry Reading with Israeli Political Poet, Dr. Sami Shalom
Chetrit, CSR Research Associate and Dr. Gil Hochberg, Professor -
Dept. of Comparative Literature
--> conference: "Aretino & the Libertine Tradition"
--> "Towards a Cultural Informatics: Defining a Space between Computer
Science and the Humanities"
Poetry Reading with Israeli Political Poet, Dr. Sami Shalom Chetrit, CSR Research Associate and Dr. Gil Hochberg, Professor - Dept. of Comparative Literature
4:00PM until 6:00PM
In: HAINES 118
The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion
invites you to a colloquium presentation entitled:
Poetry Reading with Israeli Political Poet, DR. SAMI SHALOM
CHETRIT, Research Associate Center for the Study of
Religion and Prof. Gil Hochberg, Dept. of Comparative
ABOUT DR. SHAMI SHALOM CHETRIT | Dr. Sami Shalom Chetrit
Teacher, writer and activist. The author of numerous
articles and books on culture, society, education and the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The recent books: Poems in
Ashdodian, poetry form 1982 to 2002, published by Andalus
2003; and The Mizrahi Struggle in Israel: 1948-2003
(Hebrew) was published in March 2004, by Am-Oved / Ofakim
Series. Chetrit is the editor-in-chief of Kedma - Middle
Eastern Gate to Israel, www.kedma.co.il . He teaches
critical studies on culture, politics and society in Israel
and the Middle East, (last semester he taught Israeli
Political Poetry, at UC Berkeley). He is a research
associate in the Center for the Study of Religion at UCLA,
finishing a paper on Shas as part of the growing power of
socio-religious movements in the Mead East. For more
biography, articles and poetry, please visit:
ABOUT DR. GIL HOCHBERG | Dr. Hochberg, Assistant Professor
of Comparative Literature, UCLA, specializes in
contemporary Levantine literatures (North Africa, Israel,
Palestine). Specific areas of interest include: Arab Jewish
relationship post 1948; nationalism, immigration and exile.
She has published on such issues as: Francophone North
African literature, Palestinian writers of Hebrew, gender
and nationalism, cultural memory and immigration. Her book-
in-progress, "The Levant in Present Tense" is a comparative
reading of contemporary novels written in Hebrew and Arabic
about and "beyond" Arab Jewish relationship.
-- submitted by Center for the Study of Religion (religion at humnet.ucla.edu)
For more information, contact religion at humnet.ucla.edu
This event is taken from the Center for the Study of Religion Calendar.
5/14/04 (Fri) through 5/15/04 (Sat)
conference: "Aretino & the Libertine Tradition"
May 1415 (Friday & Saturday)
Aretino and the Libertine Tradition
a conference cosponsored with
Department of Italian, UCLA
Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
UCLA Center for Medieval and Rennaissance Studies
Massimo Ciavolella, UCLA
Peter H. Reill, UCLA
In December of 2002, the UCLA Center for Seventeenth and
Eighteenth Century Studies acquired, for its William
Andrews Clark Memorial Library, a major private collection
of books by and relating to the Italian writer Pietro
Aretino (1492-1556). The collection, rich in early
editions of Aretino's writings, translations (especially
into French), and later editions, also includes works by
both supporters and detractors of the author, particularly
in Italy and France. It is the importance of this
acquisition that the conference "Aretino and the Libertine
Pietro Aretino was one of the most versatile, innovative,
and original writers of the Italian Renaissance.
Throughout his literary career he excelled in all the
important genres of his time, and when he died in 1556 he
was undoubtedly one of the most famous writers in Europe.
He had friendships with many powerful figures, but his
reputation as the "scourge of princes" and the "prophet of
sexuality"a reputation he himself encouragedover time
contributed to his undoing. In the last canto of his
Orlando furioso, Ludovico Ariosto praised him as
a "divine" writer; while his many enemies and detractors
branded him a blasphemer, a pornographer, an assiduous
frequenter of prostitutes, and a vile sodomite. Within
three years after his death, on the evidence of only two
of his worksLe sei giornate and the Sonetti sopra i 'XVI
modi,'his entire literary production was placed on the
Index of Forbidden Books. The objective had been to
condemn him to an actual damnatio memoriae, but in fact
his fame grew ever brighter precisely because of that
By the end of the century Le sei giornate and the Modi
were among the best known underground books in Europe,
and "that notorious ribald of Arezzo,"as John Milton
later describes himis transformed into one of
those "libertines," condemned by Calvin in
1544, "deprouveues des sens et de raison": men free from
dogmatic-religious constraints and from moral obligations,
and therefore able to: "se lascer la bride, à une licence
charnelle, et à memer vie dissolue." Not surprisingly, in
Casanova's Histoire de ma vie, the privileged interlocutor
the author hidden behind the description of many gallant
encounters-is Pietro Aretino, and the voyeurism of the
Sei giornate constitutes the background of the most
renowned exploits of the Venetian libertine. This
international conference will explore the myth of Aretino
as a "prophet of libertine literature," as well as the
relationship between culture and pornography from the late
sixteenth century to the eighteenth century.
Registration deadlineMay 7.
Registration feesUC faculty and staff: $15; students with
ID: no charge; others: $25.
Registration fees include the cost of lunches and
refreshments. The fees are not refundable.
The program takes place at the William Andrews Clark
Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street, in the West Adams
district of Los Angeles. The library is one block east of
Arlington Avenue and two blocks south of the Santa Monica
The sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and concludes
approximately at 5:00 p.m., on both days.
To view the program schedule, please visit the following
For additional information or to register, please call 310-
-- submitted by Anna Huang (ahuang at humnet.ucla.edu)
For more information, contact c1718cs at humnet.ucla.edu
This event is taken from the Center for 17th & 18th Century Studies Calendar.
"Towards a Cultural Informatics: Defining a Space between Computer Science and the Humanities"
3:45PM until 5:00PM
In: Royce Hall 190
The Center for Digital Humanities invites all Faculty in
the Humanities to attend a talk on May 19th at 3:45pm by:
Professor Gregory Crane
Winnick Family Chair in Technology and Entrepreneurship
Department of Classics - Tufts University
Royce Hall - 190
Please watch for future announcements.
-- submitted by Rebecca Powers (reb at humnet.ucla.edu)
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