image with fear written on it


2006 Bradshaw Conference
in Humanities and Arts at Claremont Graduate University

Thursday, April 27 — Friday, April 28, 2006
All Events are in Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Building,
925 North Dartmouth Ave. (corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth)

In the spring of 2006, the annual Bradshaw Conference in Humanities and Arts at Claremont Graduate University will focus on “Fear.” On the one hand, fear seems an irreducible part of conscious zoological life; on the other hand, fear has almost always been considered inseparable from the institution of political space—the space in which humanity has traditionally located its difference from animality. What meanings, resources, and intensities are discoverable in the word “fear” or the experience of fear? How does fear resemble or differ from anxiety, terror, panic? Does fear in some way overlap even with affective states such as love, joy, or hope? How best to describe the points of intersection between political and psychological fear? Do new ways of producing and manipulating fear emerge in an era of mass politics and media technology?

Thursday, April 27

7:00 p.m.: Reception
8:00–9:30 p.m.: Screenings
Early cold war documentaries and television programs

Our Cities Must Fight – 9 minutes

Produced by Burroughs Corporation. Stars Walter Abel. Dramatization of U.S. 8 days after nuclear attack. – 15 minutes.

Atomic Attack
Motorola Television Hour. Stars Phyllis Thaxter and Walter Matthau. Broadcast 5/18/54. – 50 minutes.

All Events are in Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Building,
925 North Dartmouth Ave. (corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth)

Friday, April 28

9:00–9:30 a.m. Coffee
Welcome: Dean Patricia Easton,
CGU President Robert Klitgaard

9:30–11:00 a.m.
“Panic at the Crossroads of Utopia and Positivism: The NRC Disaster Research Group’s Design for Properly Adaptive Behavior for World War III, (1951-1963)”

Sharon Ghamari–Tabrizi
Visiting Assistant Professor, Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security Program and Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign

11:00–11:15 a.m. Coffee

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
“On Psycho–photography (Shame and Abu Ghraib)”
Elissa Marder, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Emory University, and Director of Emory University Psychoanalytic Studies Program

12:30–2:30 p.m.
Lunch Screenings
Additional cold war documentaries and television programs
CBS REPORTS: In Case of War
Broadcast 11/9/61. – 50 minutes

TEN FOR SURVIVAL: Fact and Fable #5
NBC series considers ability of U.S. citizens to survive nuclear war. Features Drs. Charles Fritz, Dwight Chapman, and Paul Lazarsfeld. Broadcast 11/4/58. – 30 minutes

A Town of the Times
1963. – 25 minutes

2:30–4:00 p.m.
“Fear …and loathing? New media and terror (or is it resistance?) in Iraq”
Thomas Keenan
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Bard College, and Director of Human Rights Project, Bard College

4:00–6:00 p.m.
The Power of Art in a Culture of Fear: Telling the Truth That’s Not on the News
Andrea Bowers is a Los Angeles artist represented by galleries in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris and Dusseldorf. She teaches in the Studio Art Department at the University of California, Irvine.

Michael Minelli is a Los Angeles artist whose mixed media works investigate the relationship between popular media discourse and the individual subject. He teaches in a unique low-residency Masters Program at Vermont College.

Hirsch Perlman is a Los Angeles artist who received a B.A. from Yale University and is department head in sculpture at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe.

Moderator: David Pagel, Assistant Professor of Art Theory and History, Claremont Graduate University, and Adjunct Curator, the Blaffer Gallery, the University of Houston.

6:00–7:00 p.m. Reception
All Events are in Albrecht Auditorium, Stauffer Building,
925 North Dartmouth Ave. (corner of 10th Street and Dartmouth)


This conference is free and open to the public. While registration for the conference is not required we still encourage you to register for the conference sessions. Please download the registration form here. You can mail or fax it to: Bradshaw Conference, CGU – Arts and Humanities, 121 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, California, 91711 OR Fax: (909) 607-1221.

You may also e-mail the information required on the registration form to Please indicate “Bradshaw Conference” on the subject line. If you have questions please call Laurie Martin, Events Coordinator at (909) 621-8612.


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From Los Angeles International Airport to Claremont Colleges:

Exit airport going East on World Way/Center Way.
Take the Sepulveda Blvd. Ramp toward the 105 Glen Anderson Freeway.
Merge on to S. Sepulveda Boulevard.
Take the 105 Freeway E/Imperial Hwy West Ramp toward Imperial terminal.
Merge on to 105 East toward Norwalk.
Take 105 East to 605 Freeway North.
Take 605 Freeway North to 10 Freeway East.
Take 10 Freeway East to Indian Hill Boulevard Exit.
Turn left on Indian Hill Blvd.
Take Indian Hill Blvd. To 10th Street. Turn right on 10th Street
Take 10th Street to 150 East 10th. (Corner of College Avenue & 10th Street)
For more information see Los Angeles World Airports-LAX website

From Ontario International Airport to Claremont Colleges:

Start out going North on Terminal Way toward Airport Drive.
Turn left on Airport Drive.
Take Airport Drive to Archibald. Turn right onto Archibald Avenue
Merge on to 10 West Freeway via the ramp on the left heading towards Los Angeles
Take the Indian Hill Blvd. Exit. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd.
Take Indian Hill to 10th Street. Make a Right on 10th Street.
End at 150 E. 10th Street. (Corner building is on right-hand side.)
For more information see Los Angeles World Airports-Ontario website

From Burbank Airport to Claremont Colleges:

Go South on North Hollywood Way toward Thornton Avenue.
Turn Left on to Thornton Avenue.
Take Thornton Avenue to Lincoln Street. Turn Left onto Lincoln.
Take Lincoln Street to San Fernando Blvd. Turn Right on San Fernando Blvd.
Go Straight to 5 Freeway South toward Los Angeles.
Take I5 South to 134 Freeway/pasadena Glendale.
Take 134 Freeway to 210 East Freeway.
Take 210 East to 215 Foothill Freeway.
Take 215-Foothill Freeway exiting at Towne Ave.
Turn Right on Towne Avenue
Take Towne Avenue to Foothill Blvd. Go Left on Foothill Blvd..
Take Foothill to College. Make right on College Avenue.
Take College to 10th Street.. Turn left on 10th Street.
End at 150 E. Tenth — the corner of 10th Street and College Avenue.
For more information see Burbank Airport website

From John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Claremont Colleges

Start at 18601 AIRPORT WAY, SANTA ANA – go 0.1 mi
Continue on ARRIVING FLIGHTS ACC – go 0.6 mi
Continue on AIRPORT ARRIVALS towards (CA-55 N)/RETURN TO TERMINAL(I-405) – go 0.1 mi
Continue on AIRPORT WAY – go 0.2 mi
Turn on MACARTHUR BLVD – go 1.6 mi
Take CA-55 NORTH towards RIVERSIDE – go 3.1 mi
Take the I-5 NORTH exit towards LOS ANGELES – go 4.2 mi
Take the CA-57 NORTH exit towards POMONA – go 21.1 mi
Take the I-10 exit towards SAN BERNARDINO – go 5.5 mi
Take exit #47 towards CLAREMONT – go 1.7 mi
Turn on 10TH ST – go 0.4 mi
Arrive at 150 E 10TH ST, CLAREMONT, on the right


SuperShuttle–Orange County
SuperShuttle–Los Angeles

Hirsch Perlman
My Reproof #16 (January), 2003
Silver Gelatin Print
16 x 20 inches

Blum and Poe