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October 2018

Indochinese Rice at the French Table: Advertising and Assimilating Race through Food in (Post)Colonial France

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

CERS graduate student lecture by Elizabeth M. Collins (UCLA, French & Francophone Studies). Wine and cheese, baguettes and croissants, multiple courses and fresh products straight from the market—these are the internationally recognized hallmarks of French food. Yet, even as the practices surrounding the mythical French table have been deemed worthy of a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 2010, culinary traditions in France remain persistently rooted in legacies of colonialism that are invisible to many. Through an analysis of…

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November 2018


#masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies Conference

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

#masshysteria Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies Thursday, November 1. 2018 9.30am–5.30pm UCLA Royce Hall (Room 306) Keynote speaker: Elaine Showalter (Emeritus Professor of English, Princeton University) This conference is generously sponsored by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, UCLA Department of Germanic Languages, UCLA Department of English, UCLA Department of African American Studies, UCLA Department of Theater, UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Center for Performance Studies, UCLA Center for the Study of Women and supported…

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#masshysteria. Trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds

November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

#masshysteria Trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds Monday, November 5, 2018 2.30–3.30pm UCLA Bunche Hall (Room 10383) Free Admission. Please RSVP below. While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss the work of unmaking that is performed by the appellation of trans*. With this shift in focus, the wrong body, an appellation used mostly for people who have felt themselves to be out of place,…

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#masshysteria. Hysteria, Race, and Masculinity

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

#masshysteria Hysteria, Race, and Masculinity Sander L. Gilman (Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University) Friday, November 16, 2018 2–3pm UCLA Bunche Hall (Room 10383) Free Admission. Please RSVP below. Sander L. Gilman has extensively researched and published on the intersection of Hysteria, Race, Sexuality and Gender. In this guest lecture Gilman will discuss his influential work and how the term hysteria has been useful until the present day to understand sexist…

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