November 30 - Nuclear Literature: Storytelling and Survival from Los Alamos to Hiroshima and Beyond

Individual Lecture

Start:  Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 01:00pm

 End:  Mon, Nov 30 2015 - 02:40pm

The International Studies Institute proudly presents

Nuclear Literature: Storytelling and Survival from Los Alamos to Hiroshima and Beyond
a lecture by Julie Williams, Ph.D. Candidate
English Department, UNM
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Monday, November 30, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:40 pm
Mitchell Hall Room, 220 UNM

The development of the atomic bomb and the subsequent bombings in Japan were decisive events in human history, with repercussions affecting everything from global geopolitics to cultural conceptions of safety, ethics, and public health. Writers chronicled both the destructive nature of atomic weapons and the survival of people affected by them, stories which stood in stark contrast to the official narratives of the US and Japanese governments. An examination of both the literary and cultural histories of atomic weapons from the 1950s onward reveals the changing relationship that America and Japan have to the destructive force of the atomic bomb.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the UNM Center for English Language and American Culture

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