A Voice in Exile
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1993 12:15 p.m.
One of the most intense and controversial poets of the 20th
century, Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Laureate (1987) and former Poet
Laureate of the United States (1991-1992), came to this country as an exile
from the Soviet Union. Lyrical and passionate, his poems rise out
of suffering and loss: "I was raised by the cold that, to warm my
palm, I gathered my fingers around a pen." Exile as metaphor for
the condition of post-modern man pervades his work.
Arrested at 24 for "social parasitism," Brodsky served 20
months of hard labor in Arkhangelsk, a northern region of
Russia. He was forced into exile eight years later, and went to
Vienna, then to the U.S. The scars from his arrest and exile are
visible in his poems, rich with concrete images of his painful
past. He continues to write in his native Russian, although he
often translates his own work into English.
Poet, essayist, and teacher, Brodsky's work includes Selected
Poems (1973), A Part of Speech (1981), and To Urania (1992), as well as the widely
acclaimed collection of essays Less Than One: Selected Essays (1986). He has taught at
Columbia University, New York University, Amherst College,
and Mount Holyoke, where he is currently Andrew Mellon
Professor of the Humanities.
Please join us for this literary luncheon. Lunch is served at
11:45 a.m. Mr. Brodsky speaks at 12:15.
The Challenges Facing Accounting Education
TALAL ABU-GHAZALEH P'87, P'87, P'92
MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1993
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to welcome
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh back to campus. In his Monday night
address, he will speak on the challenges facing accounting
Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh is the founder and the present chairman of
the board of directors of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International
(TAGI), U.K., the largest holding company for professional
firms in the Arab world, operating in 30 offices throughout the
Middle East. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous
awards, including an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane
Letters, from Canisius College in New York, decoration from the
Republic of Tunisia, and knighthood from the French Legion of
He received his BBA from the American University of Beirut
and has gone on to become an international leader in the
accounting and consulting professions. Mr. Abu-Ghazaleh is the
father of Luay '87, Qusay '87, and Jumana '92 Abu-Ghazaleh.
Who Was Shakespeare?
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1993 12:15 p.m.
For more than a century, writers like Freud, Whitman, and
Twain have doubted that William Shakspeare of Stratford
could have written the poems and plays of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's works are the work of a learned person, someone
who knew law, history, Latin, Greek, and French, and had a
vocabulary twice the size of Milton's. Shakspeare (who never
spelled his name Shakespeare) seems provincial, obscure, and
barely literate. Apparently, neither his parents nor children
could write. He left no manuscripts, no literary records, no
letters, only a will leaving his second-best bed to his wife.
CMC professor of government Ward Elliott, along with CMC
math professor Robert Valenza, formed the Shakespeare Clinic to
study who might have been the "true authors" of Shakespeare's
work. With the use of computers, they compared Shakespeare's
poems to the works of 58 other literary figures from the period,
such as Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, and Queen
Elizabeth I. After comparing such things as often-used words,
punctuation, and spelling in scores of texts, most of the 58
possible authors have been eliminated.
Professor Elliott received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. from
Harvard University and an LL.B. from the University of
Virginia, At CMC, he teaches the constitutional law and politics
section of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major.
Lunch is served at 11:45; Professor Elliott speaks at 12:15.
U.S. Cultural Diplomacy Across the Pacific
TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1993
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is
pleased to bring Dr. Michel Oksenberg to the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum. If current projections are correct, the
region of the Pacific will become increasingly important to the
United States in terms of international trade and foreign policy.
Dr. Oksenberg's specialty falls directly in this area, and his
lecture will address "The United States and the Pacific Rim."
Dr. Oksenberg currently serves as president of the East-West
Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before joining the East-West
Center, Dr. Oksenberg, a political scientist, taught at the
University of Michigan where he was the director of the Center
for Chinese Studies. From 1985 through 1991 he was senior
adviser to a Washington law firm; and from 1977 through 1980
he served as senior staff member of the National Security Council
with special responsibility for China and Indochina. He is a
member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and
chairman of the Committee on International Peace and Security.
Dr. Oksenberg has written or edited numerous books and
articles on Sino-American relations including Policy Making in
China: Leaders, Structure and Process (1990) and Beijing Spring, 1989:
Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents (1992).
Please join us for an insightful look across the Pacific.
Post Modern Jazz
LEWIS ELLENHORN, clarinet
HARRISON STEPHENS, guitar
DION SORRELL, bass
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1993 3:15 p.m.
"Sophisticated, gentle, jazz" is the way this
trio of professional musicians describe their
music making. Claremont residents and long-time
friends, each of these gentlemen has distinguished
himself in separate careers as well as pare of this
Lewis Ellenhorn, emeritus professor of
psychology at Pitzer College, having been
described in Downbeat as "one of the 23 great
clarinet players in the world," has recorded with
Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn
Monroe, and various big bands. He is equally
comfortable with the classical repertoire and has
frequently performed with chamber ensembles.
Harrison Stephens, former director of public
information at Claremont University Center, has
been playing the guitar since the age of twelve and
has played professionally and semiprofessionally all
through his career in the publishing business.
Dion Sorrell teaches in the Upland School
District and also plays bass with jazz musicians
Bobby Bradford and James Newton. Dion has
recently performed at Cal Arts and in Barcelona
during the 1992 summer Olympic games.
The Athenaeum will be the site of splendid
music making this afternoon, so come and enjoy!
Community and the Politics of Place
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1993
Have American cities lost their sense of community? In
Community and the Politics of Place (1990), Daniel Kemmis argues
that our loss of community impedes our ability to resolve crucial
issues and causes a loss of a sense of place. He maintains that a
renewed sense of community could shape politics into a more
cooperative and satisfying enterprise, producing better people,
better communities, and better places. He offers new insights
into the relationship between politics and economics and
addresses the question of whether the nation-state is an
appropriate entity for the practice of either discipline.
Daniel Kemmis, presently the mayor of Missoula, is a senior
fellow at the Northern Lights Research and Education Institute
in Montana. He is a former minority leader and speaker of the
Montana House of Representatives where he served from
1975-1976 and from 1979-1984. He is chairman of the
National League of Cities Leadership Training Council and a
member of the National Civic League Advisory Committee. He
has published several articles on community and cooperation
including "The Art of the Possible in the Home of Hope,"and
"Community and the Quest for Excellence." He received his
B.A. in political science from Harvard and his law degree from
the University of Montana Law School.
Ethical Influence: Bunglers, Smugglers, and Sleuths
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1993
Extensive scholarly training in the psychology of influence,
together with twenty years of research into the subject, has
earned Dr. Robert B. Cialdini an international reputation as an
expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation.
Dr. Cialdini received undergraduate, graduate, and
postgraduate education in psychology at the University of
Wisconsin, University of North Carolina, and Columbia
University, respectively. He has held visiting scholar
appointments at Ohio State University, the Annenberg School of
Communications at the University of Southern California, the
Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and several
others. He is currently Regents' Professor of Psychology at
Arizona State University, where he has also been named
Distinguished Graduate Research Professor.
His book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence (1993), which was the result of a study into the
reasons why people comply with requests in natural settings, has
appeared in numerous editions and six languages. Dr. Cialdini
frequently speaks on the practice of ethical influence, in which
an individual can increase compliance with his or her requests
while ensuring benefit to the influence target.
The Army and Vietnam
ANDREW KREPINEVICH, JR.
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1993
If you are interested in seeing a presentation on Vietnam that is
not produced by Hollywood, we encourage you to attend the
lecture by Lt. Col. Andrew F. Krepinevich.
Mr. Krepinevich currently serves as assistant to the director,
net assessment, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. A
lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, he has served with
troop units in the United States and the Republic of Korea. He
also has served as assistant professor of national security affairs at
the U.S. Military Academy and in the army's strategic plans and
policy division in the Pentagon. Most recently, he served as
assistant for special projects on the personal staff of defense
secretaries Weinberger, Carlucci, and Cheney, where he edited
and directed the publishing of the secretary's Annual Report to the
Congress and Soviet Military Power.
Mr. Krepinevich earned a bachelor's degree from West Point
and a masters degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He
currently lectures as a member of the adjunct faculty at George
Mason University and at the Johns Hopkins University Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of
The Army and Vietnam (1986), an award-winning book on the Vietnam War.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1993
Gerald McDermott is a Caldecott Medalist whose
illustrated books and animated films have brought him
international recognition. He is highly regarded for his
culturally diverse works inspired by traditional African and
Japanese folktales, hero tales of the Pueblos, and the archetypal
mythology of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
In his presentation on Tuesday evening, he will show the film
Arrow to the Sun (1973) and discuss the incorporation of myth in his art.
Mr. McDermott was born in Detroit, Michigan, and says his
career began when his parents enrolled him in art school at the
age of four. He has produced and directed a series of animated
films on mythology in consultation with renowned mythologist
Joseph Campbell. These films became the basis for McDermott's
first picture books. Mr. McDermott has recently been appointed
primary education program director with the Joseph Campbell
Foundation. Presently, he lives in Los Angeles and is at work on
a new series of books and films based on mythology and folklore.
The Mystery of Sir Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
THURSDAY, MARCH 31- SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1993
Based on The Mystery of Sir Edwin Drood (1870), a novel Charles
Dickens left unfinished at the time of his death, Drood is a
murder mystery with a comic flair and more than forty possible
endings. The plot introduces a number of interesting suspects
before leaving off rather abruptly. Whodunit? The unpredictable
opium queen, Princess Puffer? The pious Reverend Crisparkle?
One of the foreign Landless twins? The drunken graveyard
Durdles? The desperate author, Bazzard? The beautiful fiancee,
Rosa Bud? Or the unquestionably evil John Jasper? The Under
the Lights cast won't know until the audience at the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum votes upon this and other questions
during the performance. Join us for an evening of murder,
mayhem, and McKenna comedy at its finest."
Dinner is served at 6:00; the play begins at 6:45.
STUDENT FELLOW APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
Anyone interested in becoming an Athenaeum Student Fellow for the academic year 1993-94, please stop by the Athenaeum office to pick up an application form. The deadline for returning the completed application form is Thursday, March 25.
Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Sir Edwin Drood
THURSDAY, MARCH 31-SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1993
Prepare yourself to participate in a CMC first: a musical murder mystery in which the audience helps to determine the outcome of what will undoubtedly be a whimsical foray into the world of 19th century vaudevillian theatre. CMC's own "Under the Lights" will transform the Athenaeum into a bawdy,
Victorian, free-for-all; this is a production that won't be complete until
the audience has had the opportunity to get in its two cents, including jeers,
heckles, and cat-calls. In the spirit of interactive theatre, there will be little prescripted action, as the players seek to consult the audience before wrapping up the drama, making this a real murder mystery for all involved.
A Broadway smash, The Mystery of Sir Edwin Drood (1870) enchanted audiences both in America and England because of its avant-garde incorporation of two well-established theatrical genres, the musical and the murder mystery. Drood's provocative disrespect for all that is well-rehearsed and well-executed is certain to entertain.
Prices for Dinner Theatre
CMC student with meal card $7.50
CMC student, faculty, and staff without meal card $10.00
All other students, faculty, and staff $12.50
Community persons and all others $17.50
Play only (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights) $4.00
Baked French Onion Soup
English Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus