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.
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.
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.
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.
Jones, Christopher R. (author); Bauder, Julia (author)
A poster used at the 2013 ACRL conference in Indianapolis, IN, briefly describing the opportunities and merits of student employment in the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Grinnell College.
This article combines history, biography, and the translation of a nineteenth-century primary source to consider the role of Manuel Payno, a Mexican government official and noted writer, in establishing his country's national library. Profiles of Mexican library history and of Manuel Payno provide context for the appended English translation of Payno's 1869 article,
The Grinnell College Libraries, Black Library was created in response to a series of events and requests in the early 1970s. A celebrarion of the 30 year anniversary of the Black Library was held in 2010
George Gershwin‘s folk opera Porgy and Bess celebrated its 75th anniversary with nearly as much controversy as when it premiered in 1935. While the opera is known for sparking the professional careers of many African American vocalists, its storyline has been thought to portray African Americans negatively. Secondly, despite the unquestioned musical quality of Porgy and Bess, companies, directors, and critics continue to debate whether to treat it as an opera, a musical, or a hybrid of the two. Furthermore, singing roles in staged productions of the opera, at least in the United States. are restricted to Black vocalists, challenging companies that would have to import enough Blacks to fill the opera‘s solo and choral parts.
Negro spirituals are songs created by the Africans who were captured and brought to the United States to be sold into slavery. This Lecture-Recital was presented by Randye Jones, Soprano & Researcher; assisted by William Tinker, Piano, at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, Tuesday, November 13, 2007
While teaching in Nanjing, Daniel Kaiser, Professor Emeritus of History, kept a blog entitled "China Adventure" that stretched from travel preparations in mid-January to his return to Iowa in late March. Some posts relate directly to teaching and the university; other posts touch on life in China; and several describe the wedding of Dan's son, Andrew (GC 2004).
Over the past 5 years the Grinnell College Libraries has done more than make adjustments and keep up to date with changes to technologies; products; and types of materials that we are adding to our collections. Instead, we have attempted to re-create our organization for future needs.