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    • At Joyce's tomb: mourning, scholarship, and post-mortem copyright

    • Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Copyright; Intellectual property; Censorship; Fair use (Copyright); Public domain (Copyright law); Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850;
    • Literary scholars are familiar with the "Death of the Author," which Roland Barthes announced in 1968. But what happens when authors become undead and walk the earth in the surrogate body of the law? Taking the Estate of James Joyce as an...
    • 2005-04-13
    • Becoming Paul M. Churchland: NeuroPhilosopher

    • Neurosciences; Philosophy; Churchland, Paul M., 1942-; Consciousness; Foundationalism (Theory of knowledge); Logical positivism
    • Philosopher Paul Churchland, currently nearing the end of his second decade in resistance at the University of California, San Diego, has long been what is often quite rare: a cutting-edge academic philosopher. He as been at the vanguard...
    • 2005-04-27
    • Federalism, constitutional structure and the securing of liberty

    • Federal government; Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
    • Why did the framers reject the Anti-Federalists reliance on religion and civic virtue, instead of creating a government built very much, architectonically as it were, on structure as a way of perpetuating and protecting federalism? In this...
    • 2005-09-21
    • Material melody, immaterial writing: music and stenography in mid-19th century Germany

    • Music; Musical notation; Shorthand; Shorthand - Gabelsberger; Language, Universal; Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856; Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869; Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,...
    • Innovative stenography systems of the 1830s used the variable thickness of line that was so important in the cursive handwriting of the time to signify differences in phonemes. These systems and their descendants became the dominant shorthand...
    • 2006-03-01
    • Screening the rural: the American countryside in silent film

    • Culture; Country life; Homesickness; Rural-urban relations; Silent films; United States - Social life and customs;
    • The rise of motion pictures during the 1910s and 1920s was a critical component of an emerging consumer culture in the United States that coincided with its broader transformation from a rural to an urban society. Because of this conjuncture,...
    • 2006-09-28
    • From toon town trolleys to freeways: So Cal transportation myths and reality, past, present and...

    • Transportation; Local transit; Automobiles; Firestone Tire and Rubber Company; General Motors Corporation; Pacific Electric Railway Company; Standard Oil Company;
    • In the popular mind, Southern California, with Los Angeles as its epicenter, is the region of the U.S. most associated with the automobile, both its joys and its discontents. From the Beach Boys paean to "fun, fun, fun until her daddy takes the...
    • 2007-04-05
    • Constitution Day panel 2007

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Citizenship - United States; Judicial review - United States; Political campaigns - United States;
    • Leo Flynn (Politics, Pomona), Jean Schroedel (Politics & Policy, CGU), Ken Miller (Government, CMC), Andrew Busch (Government, CMC), Charles Lofgren (History, CMC), and Robert Dawidoff (History, CGU) present their thoughts on "Teaching the...
    • 2007-09-20
    • Through the glass closet: the homosexual origins of the American right

    • Chambers, Whittaker; Homosexuality - Political aspects - United States; Cold War; Communism - United States - History - 20th century; Right and left (Political science); Gay men - Political activity; Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972; Hiss,...
    • Whittaker Chambers was a major figure in the intellectual development of the American right in the post-war period. During his tenure at Time Magazine during the Cold War, he championed a fervent anti-communist viewpoint, identifying an existential...
    • 2008-02-21
    • The practical use of history: a panel discussion of the Puente Hills Preserve project

    • Puente Hills (Calif.); Gabrielino Indians; Geology - California - Puente Hills; Environmental protection;
    • In 2005 Bob Henderson of the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority contacted the CGU History department to offer funding for a study of the history of the land that became the Puente Hills preserve. Seven students who took...
    • 2008-03-05
    • Constitution Day panel 2008

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Constitutional law - United States; Women's rights - United States
    • Susan McWilliams (Politics, Pomona), Jean Schroedel (Politics and Policy, CGU), Diana Selig (History, CMC), Catherine Allgor (History, CMC), Cecelia Conrad (Dean of Faculty, Scripps) present their thoughts on how women fit into the framework of the...
    • 2008-09-17
    • Undercurrents and rip tides in Mormon studies

    • Mormons; Silk industry; Mormon missionaries; Mormon pioneers; Women and religion; Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844; Brannan, Sam, 1819-1889; Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933; Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
    • Richard and Claudia Bushman discuss transformations in Mormon studies. Claudia Bushman talks about radical women's Mormon history and shares an account of women's silk making. She says there was a huge flowering of new church institutions and...
    • 2009-02-04
    • Globalization, the end of apartheid, and environmental crisis in South Africa

    • South Africa; South Africa - Environmental conditions; Natural resources - South Africa; Globalization;
    • When we think of South Africa, we often think of the recent past, charged with the history of Apartheid. But South Africa is also one of the world's most important countries because of the natural resources it has provided to fuel the global...
    • 2010-02-03
    • Constitutional and / or unconstitutional war: a panel discussion in memory of Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Byrd, Robert C.; Constitutional law - United States; Iraq War, 2003-2011;
    • On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention and submitted to the people of the States for their deliberation and decision (through specially elected ratifying conventions). That other, earlier document of...
    • 2010-09-15
    • Mark Twain's other woman: the hidden story of his final years

    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Lyon, Isabel, 1863-1958; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Relations with women; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Last years;
    • In Mark Twain's last decade, his writings took a sharp turn in tone from colorful satire to outright bitterness. People point to the death of his wife and two of his daughters, but as another possible explanation, Pitzer President Laura Skandera...
    • 2010-10-27
    • Manifold Greatness: the King James Bible at Claremont Graduate University

    • Bible; Exhibitions; Bible. English - Versions - Authorized;
    • Professor Lori Anne Ferrell will introduce the Honnold Library exhibit "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible" which opens on 10 November. On tour in 40 select U.S. venues from 2011-2015, "Manifold Greatness" was...
    • 2011-11-10
    • Bridging worlds:  Zulu poet Mazisi Kunene, from epic authenticity to modern science

    • Kunene, Mazisi; Africa; South Africa; Zulu poetry; Literature and science;
    • Mazisi Kunene, the revolutionary colleague of Nelson Mandela, was a major academic voice about the literature of Africa. A professor at UCLA, he was Poet Laureate of both South Africa and Africa and perhaps that continent's greatest poet. He...
    • 2012-04-11
    • The Constitution and the American family

    • United States. Constitution; Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Families; Marriage; Same-sex marriage; Reproductive technology
    • The Constitution aims to guarantee individual rights, yet is remarkably silent on the matter of what defines a family and which family members are entitled to particular constitutional protections. Debates over such topics as marriage, parental...
    • 2012-09-19
    • Pineros: Latino labour and the changing face of forestry in the Pacific northwest

    • Oregon; Forests and forestry; Illegal aliens; United States Politics and government; Racism; Logging
    • While the exploitation of Latino workers in many industries is well known, "pineros," Latino forest workers, toil largely in obscurity. In her book Pineros: Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry (published in 2012 by the University of...
    • 2012-10-10

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