"Literature and War"
Conversation Event for Undergraduates
November 11, 2014, 5pm
Location: Room 212,
Campus Honors Program
1205 W. Oregon St., Urbana
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IPRH presents an undergraduate “Inside Scoop” Series event on “Literature and War,” with Jim Hicks, author of Lessons from Sarajevo and editor of the Massachusetts Review. Join us for an informal conversation with Professor Hicks, exploring how he was drawn to his subject, and how literature can illuminate our understanding of war. This session offers an opportunity for all interested undergraduates, no matter their majors, to share in the excitement of the great breadth of work done by humanities professors near you.
Pizza and, of course, ice cream (scoops!) will be served.
Jim Hicks is executive editor of the Massachusetts Review and director of the Graduate Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has studied in France, lectured in Italy, and taught in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Fulbright Professor of English. He also directed an Educational Partnership Program with the University of Sarajevo as well as the American Studies Diploma Program -- a small, one-year graduate program for international students -- at Smith College. His book Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.