Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday seminar -- Teaching Evil

The History Seminar Series begins this Friday, September 30, 2011, in Room A122, 2:30–4:00 pm, with a joint presentation called "Teaching about Evil: Discussing Nazism in Contemporary Culture." We are happy to present Dr. Maartje Abbenhuis, visiting from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Dr. Sarah Winters of our own Department of English Studies, in this presentation about the challenges posed by depictions of Nazi figures (and those like them) in various media including film and print. Drs. Abbenhuis and Winters will talk about their contributions to a recent edited collection entitled Monsters in the Mirror: Representations of Nazism in Post-War Popular Culture (Praeger, 2010) and discuss some of the implications of their research for teaching on Nazi Germany and Nazi themes. The talk is free of charge, refreshments are provided, and everyone is welcome. Questions may be directed to Dr. Derek Neal .