Teaching War Fiction: “The Things They Carried”

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teaching War Fiction: “The Things They Carried”

This series will compare three fictional accounts of war widely taught in American high schools. It will illuminate how the depiction of war evolved from the romance-tinged realism of The Red Badge of Courage through the unsparing naturalism of All Quiet on the Western Front to the knowing irony of The Things They Carried. How are heroism, glory, honor, patriotism, and sacrifice portrayed in each? How did the image of the soldier change over the century between The Red Badge of Courage and The Things They Carried? How did the presentation of battle change? What meaning does each work assign to war? Prepare for combat in your classroom by joining us to explore these and other questions.

Part 3 of the 3-Part Special Series, “Teaching War Fiction”

Please be sure to register for each of the three webinars in this series.

Webinar Instructor: Roy Scranton

Visiting Instructor in English, Wesleyan University

Save the Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016

4–5:30PM Pacific

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Read more information about the National Humanities Center Online Professional Development Program for California Teachers and how to earn university credit for your participation!