Saturday, December 18, 2010

January 29: Women and Rhetoric

Women and Rhetoric:

A Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, 29 January 2011

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon


Sappho’s Garden

Susan Jarratt

Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine

Rhetoric, Writing, and Radical Feminism in the Late 1960s

Jacqueline Rhodes

Professor, English, CSU-San Bernardino

The Difference Between a Hockey Mom and a Pit Bull:

Sarah Palin’s Rhetorical Performance at the 2008 Republican Convention

Amy L. Heyse

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, CSU-Long Beach

Katie L. Gibson

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, CSU-Long Beach


Program begins at 10am; the seminar reception table opens at 9:30ish. At the end of the program at noon, we meet on the patio for lunch together. You may bring your own lunch, or purchase a sandwich lunch at reception (limited supply). There is no pre-registration, and the program is free to all in attendance.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Other events of interest at the Huntington

The following events are NOT programs of the Huntington Women's Studies Seminar, but they are other free programs at the Huntington, with topics we think many in our audience might find interesting.

Distinguished Fellow Lecture “Wild Unrest” Revealed: Pasadena and the Making of “The Yellow Wall-Paper”
Nov. 9 (Tuesday)
7:30 p.m. Free

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a harrowing story of a woman’s descent into madness, fueled by the author’s own experience. Helen Horowitz, professor of history at Smith College and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, considers Gilman’s life in Pasadena and the making of the story. No reservations required.

History of Science Lecture Series - Science, Medicine, and the Woman Question: The Activism of Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi
Dec. 2 (Thursday)
7:30 p.m. Free

The intersection of science and women's rights activism will be explored in this lecture by Carla Bittel, professor of history at Loyola Marymount University. Bittel will discuss the life and work of 19th-century New York physician Mary Putnam Jacobi, focusing on how Jacobi used biological knowledge to advance women's participation in the professions. No reservation required.

Talk and Book Signing: Helen of Pasadena
Dec. 12 (Sunday)
2 p.m. Free

Writer and talk show host Lian Dolan, one of radio’s Satellite Sisters, discusses her new novel, Helen of Pasadena, which takes place in and around The Huntington. Dolan, a longtime Huntington Member, will reveal her inspiration for a key plot device in this lighthearted romantic comedy. A book signing follows. No reservations required.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November 20: Women’s Studies and Ms. Magazine

Women’s Studies and Ms. Magazine

Bringing Ms. Magazine to the Classroom
and Feminist Scholarship to Ms.

A round-table discussion between

Katherine Spillar
Executive Editor, Ms. Magazine

Ina Coleman
Managing Director, Ms. in the Classroom

Dianne Bartlow
Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, CSU Northridge

Audrey Bilger
Associate Professor of Literature and Faculty Director of the Writing Center, Claremont McKenna College

Moderated by
Karon Jolna
Chair, Huntington Library Women’s Studies Seminars
Lecturer, UCLA Department of Women’s Studies

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Saturday, November 20, 2010
9:30- 10am – Registration
10-12noon – Program
12noon – Lunch on the terrace
Huntington lunches $12-14 at registration or bring a brown bag

Save the date for our next program: January 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dates for 2010-2011 Seminars!

We can't unveil any programs or themes yet, but here are the dates for the four seminars this year:

November 20
January 29
March 5 and
May 21

Remember that all programs are Saturday mornings, 10am-12noon, with registration before and lunch afterwards on the garden patio. Stay tuned for more information soon about program specifics.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

May 1: Women Writers and Artists

Join us on May 1 for our last program of the 2009-2010 season, as we return to a favorite theme, local women writers:

Women writers and artists:
Giving voice to women's stories through writing and photography

Mixing It Up: Women at Crossroads Write a Stinger Cookbook
Kimberly Drake
Visiting Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Program, Scripps College

The World Split Open: Women Writing, Teaching Girls
Elline Lipkin
Poet and Fellow, Center for the Study of Women, UCLA

Blessed Are These Hands: Reflections on Women's Values @ the Turn of the 21st Century
Susan Kullmann
Historian, Photographer, and Instructional Technology Consultant, Scripps College

Moderator: Wendy Smith
Associate Professor, Department of English
California State University, San Bernardino

Co-Organizer: Sue Castagnetto
Coordinator, Intercollegiate Women's Studies of the Claremont Colleges

Program begins at 10am; the seminar reception table opens at 9:30ish. At the end of the program at noon, we will meet on the patio for lunch together. You may bring your own lunch, or purchase a sandwich lunch at reception (limited supply). There is no pre-registration or reservation taken, and the program is free to all in attendance.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

March 20: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction

Join us March 20, 9:30am-12pm at the Huntington for our next stimulating program of scholarship presented for a diverse audience.

Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

Plenary Speakers:

Sherry Velasco

Professor and Chair
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Southern California

Chikako Takeshita

Assistant Professor
Department of Women's Studies
University of California, Riverside

Deborah Mindry, PhD
Global AIDS Research Fellow
UCLA Program in Global Health

Julie Nack Ngue, PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Lecturer, Department of French and Italian
University of Southern California

And save the date for our last panel of the year, May 1, when we return to the popular annual "LA Writers" theme.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 30: Trafficking in Women Worldwide

Join us for the next Huntington Women's Studies Seminar! Details below:

Trafficking in Women Worldwide
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jennifer Musto
Ph.D. Candidate
UCLA Department of Women's Studies

Kay Buck
Executive Director
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Julianne McMurtry
Professor of Sociology
Mount St. Mary's College

Karon Jolna
UCLA Department of Women's Studies

9:30am - 10am -- Registration
10am -12pm -- Program
12pm -- Lunch on the Garden Terrace

And save the date for our next program, "Women, Power and Science," to be held on March 20, 2010.