Witnessing the War on Terror in American Culture

John E. Bodnar

Distinguished Professor of History, Indiana University

Wednesday, September 9 @ 7.30 pm, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center

John E. Bodnar

John E. Bodnar

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

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