2014 Fall Silence

September 8, 2014

Public Reading: Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis will read from her latest collection of short fiction, Can’t and Won’t (2014), as well as some of her recent translations of the Dutch writer A.L. Snijders and […]

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Film Screening: “The Flat”

At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger’s grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades after immigrating […]

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Exhibition Opening: “Silences”

This exhibition will be curated and installed by the Scripps College Humanities Institute Junior Fellows, with the help of Carrie Marsh, director of Special Collections and Libraries at Honnold/Mudd, and […]

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Faculty Seminar: David Cubek, “Venezuelan Silences”

Addressing recent controversies involving musicians and artists following the incendiary protests and government repression in Venezuela this year, this seminar will explore longstanding and fundamental questions regarding political responsibility: Should […]

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Public Talk: Pete Brook, “Prison Silences”

Prison Obscura, currently on view at the Clark Humanities Museum, presents rarely seen vernacular, surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, shedding light on the prison-industrial complex. In this talk, Brook will […]

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Exhibition Reception: “Prison Obscura”

The exhibition is on view at the Clark Humanities Museum from Sept. 2 through Oct. 17. The reception will take place from 5:30-7:00pm. Brook will also present “Prison Silences,” a public lecture […]

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September 4, 2014

Seminar: Lydia Davis, “On Translation”

In the course of discussing her career as translator from French, Dutch, and other languages, Lydia Davis will describe the vital role of the translator in importing the writings of […]

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August 27, 2014

Faculty Seminar: Nathalie Rachlin, “Rithy Panh’s ‘The Missing Picture’ “

For many years, Rithy Panh looked for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over  Cambodia. On its own, of […]

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Faculty Seminar: Bill Anthes, “Indigenous Silences”

In 2013, the artist Edgar Heap of Birds created Native Hosts, an installation on the Pitzer College campus comprising twenty sign panels recognizing sites and landmarks in the Los Angeles basin. […]

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Faculty Seminar: Paul Buchholz, “The Silent Earth”

Inspired by the mass circulation of environmentalist discourse around 1970, many European fiction writers became preoccupied with visions of empty, silent landscapes in which no humans remain. German-language fiction of […]

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Public Talk: Jeffrey Prager, “Like Parent, Like Child”

It is a well-documented yet not-well-understood fact that those who have suffered abuse in their lives have a greater likelihood of being abusive to others. Bringing together psychoanalytic and sociological […]

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August 26, 2014

Public Talk: Gregg Bordowitz, “On Trying to Shut Up”

There’s a difference between silence and quietude. The experiences of living with AIDS for more than half of one’s adult life demand fine distinctions. Some difficult lessons began in 1987 […]

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Piano Concert: Michael Abramovich

Federico Mompou, Música Callada, 28 Pieces for Piano in 4 Books Joseph Haydn, Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI: 42 John Cage, 4’33” Olivier Messiaen, Regard du Silence Click here […]

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Book Reading and Publication Party: “The Silent History”

It begins with a statistical oddity: a spike in children born with acute speech delays. Physically normal in every way, these children never speak and do not respond to speech; […]

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August 18, 2014

Film Screening: “Deaf Jam” and Tahani Salah

In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In […]

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