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Languages and Literature

Book launch and reading by Wendy Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle, languages and literatures, will read from her book "The Continuity and the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism." Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign. 

"A Continent Divided: Europe and Its Refugee Crisis

Michael Luick-Thrams will present an eyewitness account of the varied responses, in the spring and summer of 2015, by Germans to the arrival in their country of more than a million refugees fleeing war, poverty and ecological disaster. He will discuss Germany’s postwar history with refugees, the political consequences of Angela Merkel’s refugee policies and the implications for the United States as we struggle with refugee issues.

"Schindler's List on the Prairie: Iowans' Response to the Holocaust as It Unfolded"

Michael Luick-Thrams will present an overview of the many ways that Iowans were connected to and responded to the Holocaust and an exploration of the lessons of Iowa’s response to the Holocaust for our world today. A short film on the Scattergood Hostel near West Branch, which offered a haven for refugees from Nazi Germany, will be shown. 

Bradford Tice Poetry Reading

Bradford Tice will give a public reading of his work from "What the Night Numbered." He will be on campus in recognition of LGBT History Month. His book weaves together classical mythology with the events surrounding the Stonewall Riots, which is credited with having jump started the gay and lesbian civil rights movement.

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