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Jascha Kessler, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California at Los Angeles

Creation Date:
[circa 1963-1966]
University of California, Los Angeles and Teachers
photographic prints, photographs, and portraits

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[Item description]. University Archives photographs collection. UArch 112. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jascha Kessler Associate Professor of English, Los Angeles. The Censorship of art and the art of censorship - The terrible paradoxes for artistic expression that may lie ahead in a truly 'free' or even truly 'great' society, if such terms may come to have some significance in the future. The ways art has worked to structure our sense of the world in the past; art's changing functions in an increasingly technologized world, and the possible roles and forms of art in the future as humanity moves further from its old self and ideals towards new and/or other forms of social and personal integration. A concern with developing the idea of the artists himself as censor, and art itself as the hand and tool of censorship, as well as the censorship of art by the legal and moral policemanship of social authority. A poet and playwright, as well as an educator, Professor Kessler is the author of American Poems: A Contemporary Collection, a recently published anthology of new poetry by fifteen young poets. He has also written two experimental plays, Perfect Days and The Dummy, which were produced professionally on the Los Angeles campus in 1965 under a Cooperative Research Grant from the U.S. Office of Education and the University of California. He was a Fellow of the University's Institute of Creative Arts in 1963-64; a Fulbright Research Professor in Italy, 1963-64; Guest Lecturer in Poetry to President Shazar of Israel, May and June, 1964; D.H. Lawrence Fellow in Writing, Taos, 1961; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Fellow in Writing, Toas, 1961; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Fellow in Writing, 1961; Denforth Fellow in Writing, 1930; and Fellow in Writing, Yaddo, 1958.

Physical Description:
1 photograph : print ; sheet 26 x 21 cm
Still Image
University Archives photographs collection
Series I. Photographs. Subseries D. Goleta Campus
Events: Lectures, c. 1963-1966
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Local Identifier:
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