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"Splendid Propaganda:" Henry V at War- A Public Lecture with Kent Puckett
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, join the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and Fordham University Press for their annual Veterans Day lecture, analyzing and celebrating the contribution of soldiers during World War II and their later experiences. Kent Puckett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction, and War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945.
This lecture will focus on Laurence Olivier’s 1944 film Henry V in the context of British cinematic style, wartime writing about Shakespeare, and the philosophy of propaganda and its effects on the British homefront.
The event will start at 6 pm at Fordham University, at the Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge
(113 West 60th Street [Columbus Avenue], New York, NY 10023). It is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Megan Quinn, assistant of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 644-9541.