The Newberry Seminar in the History of American Culture
co-sponsored with the Purdue University Program in American Studies present:
"King Joe and Unser Max: Boxing, Race, Masculinity and Nationalism During the 1930s and 1940s"
Friday, June 14, 2002, 3:30-5:00,
Lewis Erenberg, Loyola University
This is a working paper on Joe Louis and Max Schmeling as symbolic heroes in depression era and World War II American and Nazi Germany. Both fighters came to symbolize the aspirations of their respective peoples and nations, and both were embroiled in the racial and nationalistic cultures of their respective societies. And in a way, both came to represent the different war goals and racial sensibilities of two nations at war.
We will distribute papers in advance via e-mail to allow full time for discussion. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend.
To request a copy of seminar papers, email the Scholl Center, or call the number below.
For information about future Seminars in the History of American Culture, contact Elliott Gorn or Susan Curtis, American Studies Program, Purdue University, (765) 494-4122; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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