John E. Bodnar
Distinguished Professor of History, Indiana University
Wednesday, September 9 @ 7.30 pm, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center
Encounters with mass violence produce horrible ruptures in people’s lives and extraordinary efforts to heal them. The trauma and pain caused by the 9/11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is revealed in countless memoirs. It highlights tensions between witnesses who insist that tragic losses not be forgotten and massive political projects to erase personal suffering through patriotic narratives and memorials.
- Free public event
- Reception to follow