Scrippscasts (page 4)

January 31, 2012

Painting with Words: Proust, from Sentence to Illustration

Assistant professor of French France Lemoine discusses the daunting transformation of Proust’s seven-volume novel “A La Recherche du Temps Perdu” into a graphic novel.

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November 12, 2011

Mapping the Mao Suit: A (Selective) Cultural Biography

Mao Tse-Tung has been called many things: revolutionary, visionary, psychopath, demagogue, etc. etc. Rarely, however, is Mao associated with fashion, and it would seem absurd, at first, to label Mao a fashion icon. Yet it’s undeniable that the “Mao suit” has attained a kind of iconic status, signifying precisely all those conflicting characteristics long associated with Mao himself.

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November 1, 2011

Mosaic or Melting Pot: The India Story

Democracies in our global age will have to engage with the question of diversity and cultural difference. This question of multiculturalism is important today as Europe and United States face increasing anxieties about their national identity in response to immigration, Sunnis clash with Shias, and Jews collide with Muslims.

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October 25, 2011

Here Be Dragons: Public Education, Discipline, and the Unknown

During the past 10 years there has been serious interest on the part of scholars, policy makers, non-profits, state officials, and community members as to the relationship between schools and prisons in the United States. Professor Damien Sojoyner explores the micro-processes by which public education as a state structure, functions and operates within the parameters of the prison system.

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October 11, 2011

Conservation of an 18th Century Korean Buddhist Painting

LACMA’s Mark Gilberg provides a unique opportunity to highlight one of the museum’s most popular “behind the scenes” activities by presenting the treatment of a unique work of art and the cultural differences which guided the conservation process.

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October 4, 2011

The Galapagos of California: rare plants, introduced animals and restoration in the Channel Islands

Why are islands so special? Where do our own local islands in southern California fit into this picture? Diane Thompson talks about ongoing projects students in her lab are carrying out in the California Channel Islands and how they relate to broader problems in research and management on major global environmental challenges like invasive species and climate change.

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September 27, 2011

Medical Orientalism and the New Yellow Peril: Feminizing the Nation and Re-centering Whiteness in US Bioterrorism Discourses

Gwen D’Arcangelis discusses the Orientalist and terror-filled representations of Asians as diseased and U.S. public health treatment of Asians during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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September 14, 2011

Art Conservation – My Year in Italy

McKenzie Floyd ’12 speaks on Art Conservation: My Year in Italy as part of the Fine Arts Foundation speaker series.

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September 13, 2011

Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945 – 1975

Christy Johnson talks about the Pacific Standard Time exhibition at AMOCA titled Common Ground, which surveys fifty Los Angeles-area ceramic artists with more than 300 examples of work.

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August 29, 2011

Director Anne Bogart to Discuss Women in Greek Theatre

Renowned American theatre director Anne Bogart and members of her SITI Company will discuss “Women in Greek Theatre: Ancient and Modern” with Scripps College professors David Roselli in the Classics Department and Chris Guzaitis in Gender and Women’s Studies, on Monday, September 5, in Scripps College’s Vita Nova 100 at 5:45 p.m. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

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