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“The Culture and History of World War I: An East Campus Interdisciplinary Speakers’ Series” (Part 5)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I Valencia College’s East Campus will host a series of six presentations about the Great War. We invite Valencia students, faculty, and staff to be part of this important and timely event beginning October 9 through November 13 every Tuesday from 1:00-2:15. The speakers will discuss diverse topics including World War I and its impact on the Middle East, the role of women, the culture of the Roaring Twenties, poetry, and the genre of the war film.

Higher Education in Combat: The Poets of World War I

Eric Wallman, Professor of Humanities

Poetry written in the trenches conveys sensory imagery far more grotesque, honest, and brutal than images captured by photographs or motion pictures--two mediums both in their infancy at the time. Obligations for military service varied throughout Europe prior to World War One, and a high number of soldiers entered the war with educations from some of the finest universities. As a result, these men composed poetry within the trenches, among the men, mud, misery and death. Higher education combined with combat readiness produced a genre of literature unique in comparison to later wars of the twentieth century. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00pm to 2:15pm

East Campus Building 3, Building 3, Atrium
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

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Students, Employees, Social, Arts and Entertainment, Guest Speaker


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East Campus

Peace and Justice Institute
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Bill Gombash

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Sponsored By

East Campus Communications Department and the Peace & Justice Institute

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