February 2014 Archives

Pomona Art Museum Art After Hours - RE:BOOK 2014 Workshop

Pomona Art Museum Art After Hours - RE:BOOK 2014 Workshop
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6-11PM | Pomona College Museum of Art

PO Art After Hours.jpgThe Pomona Art Museum, 5Cs student group ECO and the Honnold/Mudd Library will be teaming up for the launch of the RE:BOOK 2014 altered book contest. There will be plenty of materials available, so you can get started on your altered book. Refreshments served and awesome band P L a N E T S is playing. Hope to see you there!
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Claremont Discourse Lecture: "Race and the Queer History of Eating"

Please join us in the Honnold/Mudd Library Keck Learning Room, Thursday, February 27 at 12 noon for a Claremont Discourse Lecture, sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library.

Sweet! Sweet! / Come, Come and Eat / Dear Little Girls / With Yellow Curls
Race and the Queer History of Eating in the Nineteenth Century
Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Professor of English and Gender Studies, Pomona College


Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Professor of English and Gender Studies at Pomona College, asks us to consider the mouth as a sensory space, one that offers insight into ideas of sex and sexuality in circulation in nineteenth-century America, and that invites new ways to think about embodiment, materiality, and race. Engaging children's literature and early advertising culture, Tompkins discusses eating as an act that points to the mouth as not simply a passageway but a place, even a stage, where transgressive and normative desires are acted out and displayed. This talk extends the topic of Professor Tompkins' first book, Racial Indigestion (New York University Press, 2012), which explores the links between food and visual and literary culture in the nineteenth-century United States to reveal how eating produces political subjects by justifying the social discourses that create bodily meaning.

Please bring your lunch. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there.

Browse the Library's Journals on Your iPad or Android Tablet: BrowZine Trial

The library has just launched a trial of a tablet application that lets you browse many of the library's academic journals. The app is called BrowZine and we have trial access until Mar 5, 2014. If you own an iPad or Android tablet, or have access to one, we'd like to invite you to try the app and tell us what you think.

At this time, the supported journals are those provided by the following journal aggregators: EBSCO, ProQuest, and Ovid. We expect more providers to be added gradually.

To access BrowZine for the first time, please do the following:
• Download the BrowZine app on your tablet. Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine.
• NOTE: we support the following Android tablets: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, and Kindle Fire HD.
• Install the BrowZine app. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
• Open BrowZine and Go to "Choose Library". Search for Claremont Colleges and tap to choose.
• Enter your Last name and ID number to log in. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
• Go to "Subjects" and select subject area OR "Titles A-Z" to search for a specific title. Start browsing!

If you've already been using BrowZine's Open Access library, you will need to log out of that library by doing the following:
• Open BrowZine. Go to "Settings" at bottom of page and tap "Change Library" in the upper right corner.
• Go to "Choose Library". Search for Claremont Colleges and tap to choose.
• Enter your Last name and ID number to log in. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
• Go to "Subjects" and select subject area OR "Titles A-Z" to search for a specific title. Start browsing!

Here's some more information regarding the application, as well as a video, demonstrating how it works.

Please send your feedback to Maria Savova (maria_savova@cuc.claremont.edu), the Library's Collection Management & Digital Integration Librarian.

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