Faculty Scholarship

Publications, working papers, performance programs, and other materials that document that scholarly and creative accomplishments of Grinnell College faculty and staff.

Fyffe, Richard
This paper is a critical reconstruction of Luciano Floridi’s view of librarianship as “stewardship of a semantic environment,” a view that is at odds with the dominant tradition in which library and information science (LIS) is understood as social epistemology. Floridi’s work helps to explain the normative dimensions of librarianship in ways that epistemology does not, and his Philosophy of Information frames librarians’ traditional stewardship role in terms appropriate for our growing involvement in the management and preservation of information through its entire life cycle. Floridi’s work also helps illuminate what is coming to be called “knowledge as a commons.” Librarianship is concerned with maintaining and enhancing information environments over time, environments that include the behavior of the people who create and use them. The integrity of these environments makes possible the epistemic projects of faculty, students, and other researchers, but librarianship is not, itself, epistemological. Floridi’s ecological reframing of philosophy of information and information ethics, bridging the dichotomy between information and user, has a variety of implications for information literacy education and other academic library services in higher education. Citation: portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 15, Number 2, April 2015, pp. 267-286

Gaub, Eugene.
Program for concerts on Sept. 28, 2006; Nov. 9, 2006; Feb. 1, 2007; March 15, 2007.

Gaub, Nancy McFarland.; Gaub, Eugene.
Program for the faculty recital on November 30, 2006.

Geller, Theresa.
Discusses the ways in which the television series Twin Peaks is an example of Postmodern Television which calls on viewers for more engagement

Geller, Theresa.
Examines the characterization of the tough chick in the action genre and the narrative function she performs.

Geller, Theresa.
Explores the ways Deleuze's philosophy of the cinema provides concepts that produce a new image of feminist thought in general.

Geller, Theresa.
Discusses the connections between Maya Deren's film Meshes of the Afternoon and her role within the history of the American avant-garde.

Geller, Theresa.
Discusses film theorist Jean-Francois Lyotard's view of fantasy in film.

Geller, Theresa.
Hayashi Kaizo's The Most Terrible Time in My Life in Film Noir

Geller, Theresa.
Maya Deren has reemerged as a key auteur of the twentieth century in film art.

Geller, Theresa.
Explores how I Am Love, by Italian film director, Luca Guadagnino exemplifies feminist autonomist thought.

Geller, Theresa.
Examines the film philosophy of Fèlix Guattari through his writings and interviews. Paper presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference Panel, Philosophy and the Moving Image. New Orleans, March 2011.

Geller, Theresa.
Explores the history of the feminist movement in the Twentieth Century through the lens of film history.

Geller, Theresa.
Examines the trans/affect of Lady Gaga’s carefully scripted display of the Jo Calderone persona in both his interview and fashion spread in Vogue Hommes Japan.

Grinnell College. Biology Field Station Manager
Booklet describing the habitats, history, discoveries and policies of the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) facility.

Guenther, Michael B.
This essay explores the eighteenth-century campaigns in Britain to develop a new kind of imperial economy in the northern reaches of the Atlantic world that would focus less on settler colonies and agriculture, and more on the extraction of minerals, metals, and energy to fuel the burgeoning industrial sectors of England. These efforts reveal how new visions of enlightened progress emerged in the 18th and 19th century that imagined a world filled with endless natural resources capable of being tapped by those with the scientific and administrative know-how to do so.

Guenther, Michael B.
This piece analyzes the eighteenth-century campaigns to develop a maple sugar industry in North America as a way of undercutting slavery and the sugar-plantation complex of the Caribbean. It is part of a larger collection that examines how trees became woven into the cultural, economic, and political fabric of life in the eighteenth century, and uses the case of the sugar maple to explore the intersections between nature, enlightenment science, and new ambitions for societal reform.

Jensen, David
Course materials for Research methods for empirical computer science which is designed to teach basic methods for conducting a personal research program for graduate students.

Jones, Christopher R.
Books all over the world continue to undergo an evolution, which began many centuries ago, to achieve the appearance that we are familiar with today. In both the Eastern world and the West, practically every aspect of the printed book has changed. From the physical appearance of the book, to the location of the title page, to the variety of production methods and uses of illustrations, and from papyrus scrolls, to bound volumes, to e-readers, books today may bear no resemblance to their previous incarnations.