The Empty City: American Film and the Imagination of Disaster
February 19th 2010, Friday, 4:00pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 4406 (English Lounge)
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS.
Marianna Torgovnick is Professor of English at Duke University and Director of the Duke in New York Arts and Media Program each Fall and Summer. Torgovnick is the author of six books, including the acclaimed Gone Primitive, its sequel, Primitive Passions, and an award-winning memoir called Crossing Ocean Parkway. Her most recent book The War Complex explores the memory of World War II and the imagination of destruction at the heart of modernity.
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Added by Center for the Humanities on February 2, 2010