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The Future of the Lumpenproletariat: A Conference in Memory of Glyn Salton-Cox

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA, United States

This conference will explore the Marxist concept of the lumpenproletariat, which was initially translated into English as “social scum.” Speakers include: Maurizia Boscagli (UC Santa Barbara) Katherine Connelly (New York University London) Colleen Lye (UC Berkeley) Ben V. Olguín (UC Santa Barbara) Robert Weide (California State University, Los Angeles) Keynote: Cedric Johnson (University of Illinois, Chicago) Visit the conference website for more information. Cosponsored by the IHC’s Graduate Collaborative Award; Ben V. Olguín, Robert and ...

RFG Talk: “Guano in Their Destiny:” A Conversation with Tao Leigh Goffe


Join the Environmental and Postcolonial Media Theories RFG for a conversation with Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe about her work, "'Guano in Their Destiny': Race, Geology, and a Philosophy of Indenture," and beyond. Dr. Tao Leigh Goffe is an associate professor of literary theory and cultural history with a focus on the environmental humanities and geology. She joined the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York after ...

RFG Talk: Narrating Nemo: Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland and the Evolution of the Comic Strip


As one of the pioneers of the animation medium as well as the comics medium, Winsor McCay's cultural significance is rivaled by few. However, the scholarly scrutiny of his works has yet to match his historical prominence. His most well-known creation, Little Nemo in Slumberland, which ran from 1905 to 1927, was the first comic strip with an ongoing, open-ended serialized narrative. Yet, it only started off as a regular Sunday strip and over its ...