In the years following the September 11th attacks, Americans have sought to make sense of that tragic day by integrating the events into their national narrative, the story of who they are as a nation.
This one week institute will examine the ways American culture—specifically art, drama, fiction, film, poetry, and television-- responded to September 11, both in the immediate aftermath and in the years that followed. Questions to be considered include:
• How have novels, films, plays, poems, television shows, and songs represented and made sense of 9/11?
• Are there differences between early and later cultural responses?
• How do different disciplines approach the same event?
• How can we teach today’s students about the rich, nuanced, often profound responses to this single historical moment?
This institute is appropriate for any teacher or scholar interested in learning more about the cultural responses to 9/11. Participants will network with one another, share ideas, and begin to develop teaching or research materials relevant to this subject area as is appropriate to them.
Deadline for registration is June 11, 2010
For more information and registration go to http://www.endicott.edu/summerinstituteamericanculture
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