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.
From Shell Shock to Culture Shock: What Sparked the Roaring Twenties
Nicole Valentino, Professor of English
During the 1920's, the Modernist Movement was in full swing, creating a revolutionary time period in American history known as the Roaring Twenties. Jazz gave rise to the Charleston dance wave, novelists wrote in completely new prose, artists painted with abstract concepts, and the talkies changed theater forever. But what sparked this dynamic shift in American culture? Discover how the Great War and the desire to escape the traumas of shell shock ignited one of the most electrifying times in the 20th century.
Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00pm to 2:15pm
East Campus Building 3, Atrium
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825