The Humanities Institute

Program Archive

The Use and Abuse of Freedom

The theme, The Use and Abuse of Freedom, allows for a range from anthropology to art, from philosophy to prisons, from law to transgression. Most of our speakers will give seminars for faculty and advanced students as well as public lectures, and we will often be hosting dinners.

Speakers and Events

September 11, 1991
Leslie Marmon Silko

Humanities Auditorium

Reading: Humanities Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Autograph Signing/Reception: Faculty Lounge following

September 26, 1991
Kirk Varnedoe
Director of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

"From Picasso to Lichtenstein: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Wilbur Lounge

October 8, 1991
Robert Sobieszek
Senior Curator, LA County Museum of Art

"Certain Lessons from the Midwest: Photography and the New Censorial Mode" (The Mapplethorpe Trial in Cincinnati.)
Wilbur Lounge; Humanities Auditorium

Seminar: Wilbur Lounge, 4:00 p.m.
Lecture: Humanities Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

October 15, 1991
Sister Terry Dodge
Director, Crossroads, Inc.

"The Abuser and the Abused: Women In and Out of Prison"
Wilbur Lounge

October 28, 1991
Constance Penley
UC Santa Barbara

"Feminism, Psychoanalysis and the Study of Popular Culture"
Crookshank Hall; Wilbur Lounge

Co-Sponsored by the Scripps Humanities Institute and the Pomona College American Studies Program.

Lecture: Crookshank Hall, Pomona College, 4:00 p.m.
Seminar: Wilbur Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

November 5, 1991
Eric Foner
Columbia University

"The Meaning of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation"
Humanities Auditorium