Comparative Literature

Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics


Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group”

Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ”

Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption”

Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Revisiting the Teaching Evaluation: Exploring Practical Ways for the Review Process to Better Assess and Reward Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation

The goal of this event is to improve undergraduate education by assessing ways to make the teaching review process result in a more representative evaluation of teaching effectiveness and efforts to improve instruction. This event is aimed at bringing together those faculty invested in reconsidering and improving the teaching evaluation process on campus.

Forms of Power and the Power of Forms: Annual Comparative Literature Grad Student Conference

This year’s UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Conference will explore the many ways in which form colludes and contends with, is created by and creates, power. From epic poetry to the English sonnet to the novel, literary forms have conspired with power to produce political identities and practices of domination. Indeed, one might argue that certain forms were produced by and in the service of power in the first instance. Likewise, writers and artists have mobilized (literary) form as a site for remix and resistance.


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