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GA-254198-16
OLLI Humanities Initiative
Steven Thaxton, Northwestern University

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The Humanities and the Experience of War (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: The Humanities and the Experience of War
Author: National Resource Center for Osher Institutes
Abstract: The following material is designed to support community-led discussion groups in exploring the experience of modern U.S. American wars from the Vietnam era through the present. By reviewing letters, memoirs, fiction and film, groups can explore how these modern wars both reflect and challenge the American tradition. They can also examine how individuals have met the challenge of communicating these unique experiences to a broader circle through personal and public work. As these community groups may include participants from a variety of backgrounds and generations, and both veterans and the general public, discussion leaders and are encouraged to modify the materials to best meet the interest of the members.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://nrc.northwestern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/The-Humanities-and-the-Experience-of-War-Workbook-Final.pdf
Primary URL Description: The following material is designed to support community-led discussion groups in exploring the experience of modern U.S. American wars from the Vietnam era through the present. By reviewing letters, memoirs, fiction and film, groups can explore how these modern wars both reflect and challenge the American tradition. They can also examine how individuals have met the challenge of communicating these unique experiences to a broader circle through personal and public work. As these community groups may include participants from a variety of backgrounds and generations, and both veterans and the general public, discussion leaders and are encouraged to modify the materials to best meet the interest of the members.
Audience: General Public


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