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  1. OLIVIA GARCIA: CSUB preps for ‘Wrath’ academic conference

    By OLIVIA GARCIA, The Bakersfield Californian
    Monday, Oct 20 2014 08:45 AM

    In its continuing plans to honor the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” Cal State Bakersfield will hold “The Cultural Legacy of The Grapes of Wrath,” an interdisciplinary academic conference on Nov. 7 and 8.

    The conference is slated to close the chapter on an one-year “Grapes of Wrath” project that has featured many activities and programs focusing on different aspects related to the novel that captured a family’s struggles and adjustments as they joined the Dust Bowl exodus and journeyed from the Oklahoma to Central California in hopes of better opportunities.

    “Its themes of migration, hardship, discrimination and migrant labor have inspired academic papers by scholars from as far away as Japan, Tunisia and Slovenia, including CSUB faculty and students,” said Richard Collins, dean of the CSUB School of Arts and Humanities. “In addition, seven noted authors will deliver keynote addresses on the great migration, the Bakersfield Sound and Steinbeck and his novel, including its banning in Kern County.”

  2. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics and people

    By RICHARD BEENE, Californian president and CEO
    Monday, Oct 20 2014 08:31 AM
  3. LOIS HENRY: More intrigue in the (say what?) assessor's race

    By Lois Henry
    Saturday, Oct 18 2014 10:21 PM
  4. HERB BENHAM: Urban adventure a heavy burden for uninitiated

    By HERB BENHAM, Californian columnist
    Saturday, Oct 18 2014 09:00 AM
  5. SOUND OFF: Why didn't you cover Panetta book's criticism of Obama?

    By Robert Price
    Friday, Oct 17 2014 08:31 PM
  6. VALERIE SCHULTZ: Society's rules can stop us from being true selves

    By VALERIE SCHULTZ, For The Californian
    Friday, Oct 17 2014 01:36 PM
  7. STEVE MERLO: Faced with dwindling quail growth, hunters should give birds a break

    By STEVE MERLO, For The Californian
    Thursday, Oct 16 2014 09:57 PM
  8. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By RICHARD BEENE, Californian president and CEO
    Thursday, Oct 16 2014 08:18 PM
  9. MATT MUNOZ: Only thing blue about Engvall is his collar

    By MATT MUNOZ, For The Californian
    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014 04:19 PM
  10. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By RICHARD BEENE, Californian president and CEO
    Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 07:11 PM
  11. LOIS HENRY: B-town's good, bad and ugly, real ugly

    By Lois Henry
    Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 04:36 PM
  12. BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics & people

    By Richard Beene
    Sunday, Oct 12 2014 09:05 PM
  13. TEE TO GREEN: Bakersfield duo wins NCGA four-ball championship

    By Robert Gautney
    Sunday, Oct 12 2014 04:55 PM
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