Bakersfield College

Levan Center for the Humanities at Bakersfield College

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Online Literary Review

Levan Center LogoLevan Humanities Review is an online journal publishing new works by emerging and established local writers.

The Review features articles, essays, book reviews, and poetry in a variety of styles and perspectives that contribute to our ongoing understanding of the humanities, the humanities and science, and the humanities and medicine.

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Racism, Sexism, and Misogyny

Image of cover of Reggie Williams' paperReggie Williams is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Bakersfield College. He is a proud alumnus of BC, CSUB and the University of Illinois, where he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy. Reggie writes on a range of social/political issues, including poverty, abortion, same-sex marriage, and race.

He has presented papers at Oxford University, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. And his work has appeared in several professional philosophy journals including Utilitas, Public Affairs Quarterly, and the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

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Democracy and Empire: Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War

Michael PetersMichael Peters is the President of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Prior to St. John's, he was the Executice Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. He has also been the Chief of Staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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A Modest Proposal in Favor of Inefficient Education

Dr. Victoria MoraDr. Mora is the Dean of St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of New Mexico and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University.

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Was the Civil War Inevitable?

Civil war imageThe Norman Levan Center for the Humanities is pleased to publish these scholarly and thoughtful presentations by Paul Beckwith, Bakersfield College Professor of History, and Michael Harvath, Bakersfield College Professor of Economics.

The presentations were part of a panel discussion on November 16, 2011, on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

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Chasing the Wind: A Meditation on Wisdom

Dr. Jack HernandezThe Norman Levan Center for the Humanities is pleased to publish this scholarly and thoughtful presentation by Jack Hernandez, Director of the Levan Center.

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William Blake and the Metaphysics of Poetic Genius

David CarlThe Norman Levan Center for the Humanities is pleased to publish this scholarly and thoughtful presentation by David Carl, Director of the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The 1960s, Drugs and the Free Clinic Movement

David SmithThe Norman Levan Center for the Humanities is pleased to publish this scholarly and thoughtful presentation by Dr. David Smith.

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The Grapes of Wrath: A Literary Journey

Dr. Gerald Haslam The Norman Levan Center for the Humanities is pleased to publish this scholarly and thoughtful lecture by Dr. Gerald Haslam.

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The Ethics of Antigone

Dr. Claudia HauerDr. Claudia Hauer

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The Dust Bowl is Always Coming to California

Dr. Michael Harvath

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Incarnate Mind/Incarnate Love: Reflections on Embodiment in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

Dr. Greg Schneider

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