There’s No Place Like Home: The Wizard of Oz as Political Propaganda - October 28 Although children’s lit seems like an unlikely vehicle for political propaganda, scholars have proven otherwise. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1902) carries overtones of the Populist political party’s agenda at the early part of the 20th century. Victor Fleming’s film The Wizard of Oz (1939) was released to the public seven days prior to Germany’s bombing of Poland. Roberta Seelinger Trites, Distinguished Professor of English, ISU …
Four different topics covering medieval history, art and literature will be explored. Each addresses the public perception of a controversial subject and seeks to challenge what we think we know about the medieval world. November 12: Common stereotypes of the Virgin Mary November 14: Travels and travelers in the medieval Mediterranean November 19: Taking the Middle Ages “global” November 21: The Black Death Kathryn Jasper, Associate Professor and Director of European Studies, Department of History, ISU
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PHILOSOPHY AS A WAY OF LIFE *Walk-in for Philosophy As a Way of Life, $15.00 for individual session pay at the door. January 21, 23, 28, 30 (Tuesday/Thursday) 9:30-11:30 am One might think philosophy is interesting, even fun to learn, but too highfalutin to make much of a difference in one’s everyday life. How could life change if philosophy were to be taken seriously? January 21: What is Philosophy as a Way of Life? January 23: Epictetus on What’s in our Control…