Literature and Liberal Studies Lecture Series Returns
The Master of Arts in Literature and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies programs are kicking off 2015 by hosting a series of three public lectures examining thought-provoking topics in the humanities. The series begins on Friday, January 16 at the John Evans Alumni Center in Evanston, when Professor Christine Froula explores the British response to the wartime threat of aerial bombing that emerged in the early twentieth-century — beginning with the integration of the Zeppelin into European conflicts — through the writing of Virginia Woolf. Refreshments and mingling will begin at 6pm, with Professor Froula’s lecture set for 7pm.
The series will continue on Friday, March 27 when Professor Kasey Evans examines popular culture’s fascination with zombies—and the similarities between this current zombie renaissance and the way in which Renaissance writers dealt with the resurrection of the dead. The series concludes on Friday, April 24 when Professor Kate Baldwin rethinks the cultural narratives of opposition during the Cold War through western music. All events are free and open to the public; RSVP in advance to attend.