Scribner Seminar, London FYE 2015
Mediating the Great War
John B. Anzalone, Professor of French
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Our presence in London offers us the exceptional opportunity to study the Great War during the 4 year centennial commemoration which began on August 4, 2014. We will be able to take advantage of numerous tie-in exhibits and events, and we have already begun planning an excursion to Ypres on the British Front in Belgium to visit the trenches that have been preserved there. "Mediating the Great War" will use literature, history, film, illustration and art to raise questions about how we might apprehend and narrate an event that may well be essentially untellable. The countdown has already begun...