Upcoming Events

  • UCLA Emeriti Association Winter Dinner 
    Wednesday, February 8, Faculty Center 
    4:45 p.m. Social Hour
    6 p.m. Dinner
    7 p.m. Program

    Click here to register online by February 1, or 

    Michael J. B. Allen is a Distinguished Research Professor of English and Italian Renaissance Studies and former director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. At the Emeriti Association Winter Dinner he will speak on "Cleopatra and Academe:  Some Emeritine Thoughts on Shakespeare, Rome and Egypt." Professor Allen provided a title but not a description of his talk. It seems likely to cover a wide-ranging scope of time and space. Many of us who know Michael would be pleased to hear him read the phone book.  Happily, his presentation will definitely be more interesting than that. Please join us to find out.  The Q&A is also sure to be lively.
    Professor Allen was educated at Wadham College Oxford, where he received a BA and MA in English a D. Litt in History. He received a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. His teaching focus has been on the range of English literature from the Anglo-Saxons to Milton, and especially Chaucer and Shakespeare. His research focus has been on the philosophical, theological, magical, and mythological issues explored by the fifteenth century Italian Platonists, Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola.
    And he has served as a faculty lecturer with UCLA Travel.