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The Artist Book as An Agent of Social Change
January 5-February 17, 2015
Clark Humanities Museum

The College Book Art Association is holding its Annual Meeting at Scripps College on January 9-10, 2015. Denison Library includes in its collection many artist books produced by members of the College Book Art Association. Therefore the students in the Core III course, “The Artist Book as an Agent of Social Change,” will have the opportunity to act as jurors for the member’s Exhibit.

71st Scripps College Ceramics Annual
January 24-April 5, 2015

Julia Haft-Candell, guest curator, presents a selection of hybrid works, including ceramics with other materials, that, as she says, “hint at the familiar and steer toward the indefinable.”

Marc Lamont Hill
January 29, 2015
Marc Lamont Hill 3

Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, Dr. Hill will deliver the Claremont University Consortium's 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture, "Youth Activism in Post-Ferguson America." Dr. Hill is the host of HuffPost Live and BET News, as well as a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

William Deresiewicz
February 3, 2015
Tuesday Noon Academy

What is public writing? Why is it valuable for college students to study? Deresiewicz will discuss the nature and importance of public writing and read from examples of his work.

“Harvest of Empire”
February 4, 2015

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, "Harvest of Empire" takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.

Peggy Phelan
February 6, 2015
Humanities Institute
Peggy Phelan

Phelan discusses Cindy Sherman's photography as a primary precedent for selfies generally, and feminist selfies in particular. It then moves on to a more philosophical and political analysis of what Phelan calls "the porosity of representation," brought about by transformations in technology and psychology. The talk concludes with a discussion of the future of the self-portrait in the age of performance.