Wed 4/25: Claremont Discourse with Brent Armendinger

"Epistolary Poetry and Politics"

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

Faculty Presenter: Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature/Creative Writing, Pitzer College)

In this talk, Professor Brent Armendinger will discuss the political potential in contemporary poems that take the form of letters. Is there something political about correspondence itself, about its emphasis on relation and exchange, and what happens when poetry enters into this? What difference does it make when the addressee is a person or a group of people, alive or dead, real or fictional, human or not human? To approach these questions, Professor Armendinger will discuss the work of selected contemporary poets and reflect on his own writing practice.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz at (909) 607-3986 or adam.rosenkranz@claremont.edu.

Join us for the next installment in The Claremont Colleges Discourse 20th Anniversary Series: Engaging Collections at the Claremont Colleges Library.

Media Matters: Video Game Technology and the Interpretation of Ancient Places
Presented by Daniel Michon (Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 4:15 p.m. | Keck Classroom, Claremont Colleges Library

Archaeological sites are characteristically imbued with a multiplicity of meanings contingent on the speciļ¬cities of the society, time, space, and affordances of the representational medium through which these places are perceived. Using the ancient settlement of Sirkap as a case study, Professor Michon will try to demonstrate that thinking about theories of space and place encourages us to experiment with various representational media. This experimentation can result in alternative interpretations of archaeological records as represented in John Hubert Marshall's Taxila: An Illustrated Account of Archaeological Excavations Carried Out at Taxila under the Orders of the Government of India between the Years 1913 and 1934.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz | (909) 607-3986 | adam.rosenkranz@claremont.edu

New Book Display: Counternarratives

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A new book display is now available on Mudd 2, near the main Services Desk. This display is a joint effort of jill moniz, The Pomona College Museum of Art's curator of Alexandra Bell's Counternarratives public art project, and several librarians from The Claremont Colleges Library.

Bell's artwork highlights the hidden language codes, picture choices, and headlines that expose editorial bias in main stream media. Bell "radically reedits" New York Times articles by adding racially neutral language and visual imagery that is more descriptive of the headlines she investigates.

All of these books are available for you to check out!

For more information about the Counternarratives art installation and to see a list of these books as well as e-books and streaming videos that the library makes available, go to: libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/counternarratives

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On display at The Claremont Colleges Library north entrance lobby is a selection of East Asian rare books and art works ranging from the early 11th century to the early 20th century that are held in The Claremont Colleges Library's Asian Library and Special Collections, and in the Denison Library and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. These works exemplify the unique features and characteristics of traditional East Asian books and prints. These valuable collections came to Claremont via a variety of channels, but mostly through the generosity of private donors. They have been indispensable resources to faculty and students' research, teaching, and learning. The exhibition highlights the teaching and research value of these resources and acknowledges donors whose generosity created the collections and keeps them in pristine condition.

Curated by Xiuying Zou, Head of the Asian Library, The Claremont Colleges Library.
On display through May 31, 2018.

For more information, contact Ashley Larson at 909-607-3987 or Ashley.Larson@claremont.edu.

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