A Lecture by Michael Zeitlin
Stories about war rely on graphic accounts of wounded bodies, which often stand in stark contrast to the cold medical description of a ravaged body. In this talk, Zeitlin will use works by Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Crane and others to explore the differences between these two kinds of description. Medical language, he argues, contains its own unexpected force capable of resisting the romance and mystification of violence so common in war literature.
Zeitlin is a professor of English at the University of British Columbia. His main research and teaching fields include 20th-century American literature, psychoanalysis and war narratives. His current work examines narratives produced by American and Canadian soldiers and medical personnel who have served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cosponsored by TU's Department of English Language and Literature
Monday, October 9 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Tyrrell Hall, Auditorium
2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700