Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas A Reading and Conversation with Ananda Devi Thursday, Sep 29
(5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

The Center for Translation Studies in association with Deep Vellum Publishing are pleased to host Mauritian author Ananda Devi for a reading and discussion on Thursday, September 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in FN 2.102. Ms. Devi will be reading from her novel EVE out of her RUINS, released this month by Deep Vellum Publishing in English translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman. 

Ananda Devi was born in 1957 in Trois-Boutiques, Mauritius, an island notable for its confluence of diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic identities. She has published eleven novels as well as short stories and poetry during her career and her works have been translated into numerous languages. She was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2010. Ms. Devi will read from her novel, Eve Out of Her Ruins, recently released by Deep Vellum Publishing and translated into in English by Jeffrey Zuckerman. This novel is a poignant exploration of the construction of personhood at the margins of society. Awarded the prestigious Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie upon publication as the best book written in French outside of France, Eve Out of Her Ruins is a harrowing account of the violent reality of life in her native country by the figurehead of Mauritian literature.

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Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Exhibition Thursday, Sep 1 - Friday, Sep 30

The exhibit, Jewish Refugees in Shanghai, 1933–1941, brings together photos, personal stories, and artifacts from Shanghai’s Jewish Refugee Museum of the nearly 20,000 Jews who sought refuge in Shanghai during the Holocaust. Presented in conjunction with the Confucius Institute.

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What makes a cultural capital? Paris versus Vienna: A conversation with Alessandra Comini and Richard Brettell Sunday, Oct 2
(3 p.m.) Location: Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium.

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History is pleased to present a conversation with Dr. Alessandra Comini, Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, and Dr. Richard Brettell, Founding Director of the O’Donnell Institute at UT Dallas. Focusing on Vienna and Paris, Drs. Comini and Brettell will introduce each city’s great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, dancers, and architects. A lively debate will challenge us to look anew at our own thriving arts scene in Dallas. Complimentary wine reception to follow in the O’Donnell Institute Research Center at the DMA. Please RSVP to Lauren LaRocca Visit EODIAH for more events.

place/holder Friday, Sep 2 - Saturday, Oct 8

Reception: Friday, September 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

From book arts and sculptural remnants to found objects and boring photographs, place/holder is an exhibition of works that attempt to address—or rather, embrace—the (un)remarkable challenges of storytelling and documentation through an array of representational substitutions. Curated by Diane Durant.

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