SPONSORED:Meditations on the Maghreb: Four scholars on North African art and society, featuring Lia Brozgal (UCLA) and Katarzyna Pieprzak (Williams College).
Translat/Abilities: interdisciplinary Approaches to translation and Theory of Practice. Comment and Response by Professor Adriana Jacobs (Oxford University).
Translating Performance with Vincent Broqua (poet and translator, Paris) and Tracy Morris (poet, actor, New York).
“Untranslating Theory” series: “Pop-up Heidegger” with Professor Kai Evers.
Doing 40 dances, a re-staging by Clarinda Mac Low of Jackson Mac Low’s poem-dance, The Pronouns – A Collection of 40 Dances – For the Dancers, co-produced with Simon Leung, Lisa Naugle, and Deborah Nielsen. In collaboration with Illuminations.
Symposium on The Pronouns: a one-day International Symposium on the poet Jackson Mac Low featuring scholars in dance, art, and literature, including Barbara Formis and Célia Galey (France); Hannah Higgins, Judith Rodenbeck, Craig Dworkin, Clarinda Mac Low, Tyrus Miller, Martin Harries, Carrie Noland. In collaboration with the Office of the Dean.
“Untranslating Theory” series: “Pop-up Derrida” with Professor Ellen Burt.
CO-SPONSORED:Patience Agbabi, poetry reading by the British poet. In collaboration with Illuminations and Professor Jane Newman.
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, “Moment of Danger.”
“Doi Toshikuni: Translating Affect” Screening and Undergraduate Workshop (organized by Margherita Long).
SPONSORED:Literature Out Loud, a podcast series with excerpts of original works and translations read by graduate student voice actors. Season #1: Traveling with Marco Polo by Xue Yiwei, translated from the Chinese by Hu Ying; Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar, translated from the Persian by Sholeh Wolpe. Season #2: scenes from Philoctetes by Sophocles, and The Bacchae by Euripides, read in English. Director: Sarah Rodriguez; audio engineer: JJ Margolis; music: Frankie Beach. In collaboration with Illuminations.
Intimacy During Lockdown, online magazine with solicited submissions by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Patrick Chamoiseau, Vincent Broqua, and Tracie Morris, and winning submissions by poets and writers from all over the world. Design by Christine Guiyangco; web design by Carlo Anacta; photographs by Luis Avilés; edited by Carrie Noland.
Cultural Diaspora series: Zoom Talks by two Black playwrights: France-Luce Benson (Haitian-American) and Zainabu Jallo (Nigerian/Swiss/Brazilian).
Brent Hayes Edwards, Zoom Talk on his recent translation of Michel Leiris’s Phantom Africa.
Tonisha Guin, Kolkata slavery translation project: Kolkata'r Kridodash (The Slaves of Kolkata), self-published by Tarinichoron Chattopadyay in 1920, translated by Tonisha Guin.
“When is Beirut?” Symposium and exhibition with speakers: Juli Carson (UCI), Noelle Buabbud (American University, Beirut), Sohail Daulatzai (UCI), Bryan Reynolds (UCI), Raed Rafei (filmmaker), Maya Mikdashi (Rutgers University), Michael Moshe Dahan (UCI), Stefania Pandolfo (UC Berkeley), Panos Aprahamian (filmmaker), Mark Le Vine (UCI), Saree Makdisi (UCLA), Ussama Makdisi (UC Berkeley)
“Translingual, Transgender,” Multilingualism Research Cluster event with lecture by Prof. Gramling (organized by Jerry Won Lee).
Translation from the Persian of Spirit of Defiance: Ali Shariati in Translation.
Translators Arash Davari, Maryam Rabiee, and Siavash Saffari (University of Minnesota Press).
27th Chicano/Latino Literary Prize Awards Ceremony, November 2, 2001
Jose T. Espinosa-Jacome, Iris Gomez, Keiselim A. Montas
Chicanismo, June 4, 2002
Satan and Golem, inc, October 30, 2002
Voices en Aztlan, Fall 2002-Spring 2003
Latin America as Historic-Philosophical Relation, February 25, 2002
Queer Serbs, April 16, 2002
Psychoanalysis, Territoriality, Politics, April 12-13, 2002
Gabriele Schwab, Branka Arsic, Greg Lambert, Dina Al-Kassim, Steven Miller, Mark Poster, Paul Patton, John Barton, Jesper Lohmann, Jeff Atteberry, Catherine Malabou
An Evening with Wole Soyinka and Bei Ling; April 4th, 2002
Writing Poetry in Praise of the Endangered: Aesthetics of Rage, October 20, 2003
The Indifferent Vampire (How Bloodsucking Lost it’s Bite), October 30, 2003
Michael Du Plessis
From Here to There: Languages in Conversation, January 30, 2003
Haunani-Kay Track, Simon Ortiz, Greg Sarris, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gabriele Schwab
Tibi’s Law, April 21, 2003
Jean Verdun, Robert Cohen, Mohammed Ben-Abdallah, Bryan Reynolds
Out of Africa: The Challenges of Publishing in African Languages, May 9, 2003
Henry Chakava, Kassahun Checole, Wambui Wa Nyambura
African American Speech in Global Culture, May 29, 2003
Sonia Sanchez, Robin D.G. Kelly, Geneva Smitherman, Fred Morten
Indigenous Voices in North American Culture, January 30, 2003
Haunani Kay Trask, Simon Ortiz, Patricia Penn Hilden, Greg Sarris
Vernacular straight outta the mainstream, June 2, 2003
Robin Kelley, Sonia Sanchez, Fred Moten,
Elvis in the Third World, October 2, 2003
Diasporic Avant-Gardes, November 19-20, 2004
Bruce Andrews, Kamau Brathwaite, Jean-Pierre Bobillot, Christian Bok, Michael Davidson, Brent Edwards, Bernard Heidsieck, Lyn Hejinian, Nathaniel Mackey, Mark McMorris, Tracie Morris, Fred Morten, Aldon Nielsen, Edwin Torres, Rodrigo Toscano
To Honor John Carlos Rowe, May 27-28, 2004
Donald Pease, John Carlos Rowe, Lindon Barrett
The Political Viel: On Bourkas and Head-Scarves in American and European Discourse, February 9, 2004
ALTA in Las Vegas, October 27-30, 2004
The Maori Shakespeare, January 29, 2004
Don, C. Selwyn, Merimeri Penfold, Michael Neill, Hugh Roberts
Translating Women: Africa and Asia, March 1, 2004
Meena Alexander, Abena Busia, Susie Tharu, Ketu Katrak
Cinema, Theater, and the Written Word, May 5-6, 2004
Richard Schechner, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Manthia Diawara, Assia Djebar
Island Voices in World Culture, November 18, 2004
Sia Figiel, Epeli Hau’ofa, Witi Ihimaera, Kamau Brathwaite
The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World, March 3, 2005
R. Howard Bloch
De-stabilizing Signs: A Poetics of Deliberation in Decameron 3.2, April 21, 2005
Translating America to Itself, May 13, 2005
Karen Shimakawa, Kandice Chuh, Martin Manalansan, Susan Koshy, Ibish Hussein, S. Shankar, Anita Mannur, Sunaina Maira, Gayatri Gopinath
Multiculturalism, Art, and Law, May 31, 2005
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Arts Both Ways: Translation, Restoration, and Re-creation, October 27-30, 2004
Colette LaBouff Atkinson, A.J. Collins, Alex Espinosa, Sunyoung Lee
VIFF: Beyond Boundaries, April 10-14, 2005
Yse D. Le, AnThu Vuong, Jenni Trang Le
Home: A Vision Studies Conference, March 3-5, 2005
Britta Sjogren, Alan Trachtenberg, Im Kwon-Taek
On Poetry- Out of English, April 7, 2005
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Kofi Anyidoho, Hwang Chi-Woo
Language and Human Rights, June 2, 2005
Robert Philipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, E Ann Kaplan, Oyeronke Oyewumi
Pacific Moderations: Museum Culture and Civic Engagement, March 10-11, 2006
Catherine Liu, Donald Preziosi, Edward Dimendberg, Michiko Kasahara, Jonathan Hall, Hee-Young Kim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Joyce Liu, Simon Leung, Erhard Schuttpelz, Ava Hsueh, Chin-Tao Wu, Andrew McNamara, Felicity Scott, Melissa Chiu, James Herbert, Peter Krapp
New Media, Technology, and the Humanities, February 17-18, 2006
Barbara Cohen, Peter Krapp, Lev Manovich, Erkki Huhtamo, Tara McPherson, Jennifer Urban, Mark Poster, Jeffrey Schnapp, Eyal Amiran, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Mark Hansen, Andrew Herman, Robert Nideffer, Henry Lowood
Wangari Maathai, March 20, 2006
The News in Many Languages: Journalism in Southern California October 5, 2006
Fatima Atiya, Geoff Chin, Julian Do, Rodrigo Lazo
Global Conversations: A Festival of Marginalized Languages, October 24-26, 2007
Kofi Anyidoho, Charles Cantalupo, Henry Chakava, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Ronald Snake Edmo, Joseba Gabilondo, Elham Gheytanchi, Chege Githiora, Susan Harris, Thomas Keenan, Rita Kothari, Geert Lovink, Gutua Wa Mgubwa, Walter Mignolo, Ntongela Masilela, Simon Ortiz, Robert Philipson, Anita Ratnam, Freya Schiwy, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Catherine Walsh, Ofelia Zepeda
VIFF Sharing Visions, April 12-15, 2007
Charlie Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Bui Kim Quy, Vu Bao, Huy Chheng, Nadine Truong
Global Conventions [A Festival of Marginalized Languages], October 24-26, 2007
Vicki Ruiz, Ronald Snake Edmo, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Bei Ling, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Philipson, Joseba Gabilondo, Timothy J. Reiss, Arantxa Urretabizkaia, Adriana Johnson, Sara Castro-Klaren, Freya Schiwy, Anita Ratnam Sudipto Chatterjee, Charles, Cantalupo, Peter Cole, Patricia Penn Hilden, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, Kofi Anyidoho, Henry Chakava, Kassahun Checole, Chege Githiora, Gatua Wa Mbugwa, Elham Gheytanchi, Thomas Keenan, Geert Lovink, Susan Harris, Kofi Anyidoho, Gabriele Schwab, Sholeh Wolpe, Ofelia Zepeda, Achille Mbembe, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Satoshi Ukai,
An Evening at the Opera; October 3, 2008 Screening of U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha in Xhosa
VIFF: Into View, April 2-5, 9-12, 2009
Yse Le, Linda Trinh Vo, Tam Nguyen