Schedule & Readings
June 14, 3:30-5:30, E255
Activity: Reading exercise PowerPoint
Sept. 12, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Meanings of War”
Session Leaders: David Hill, Shannon Proctor, & Stephen Clark
Timothy Kudo, “How We Learned to Kill,” New York Times, Feb. 27, 2015.
Alexander Moseley, “The Philosophy of War,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Oct. 17, 3:30-6pm, visiting speaker (Chris Hedges), E500
Nov. 14, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Mediations of War”
Session Leaders: Chris Schmidt & Sarah Raymundo
Dec. 12, 3:30-5:30pm, E255
Session Leaders: Sarada Rauch & Dana Trusso
Gayatri Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”
Institute on Statelessness and Conclusion, Excerpts from The World’s Stateless
Feb. 9, 10am-1pm, E500 – “Knowledge Production and War”
Session Leaders: LaRose Parris & Maria Hart
Mar. 13, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Technologies of War: Nuclear War”
Session Leaders: Tomoaki Imamichi & Robin Kietlinski
John Pilger (2016) Article: “A world war has begun. Break the silence.”
Assignments (3 groups, 3 different assignments):
Peter Jennings 1995 Documentary: “Hiroshima: Why the Bomb was Dropped” (70 min)
Steven Okazaki 2007 Documentary: “White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” (90 min. Also available on Amazon Prime)
NYTimes 2017 Documentary:“From North Korea with Dread” (26 minute video); plus read Foreign Policy article “Kim Jung Un is a Survivor, Not a Madman”
Apr. 10, 3:30-6pm, visiting speaker (Lisa Stampnitzky), E500
May 15, 3:30-5:30pm, E255 – “Is It Over When It’s Over?: Postwar Transitions in Guatemala and Beyond.”
Session Leaders: Rebecca Tally, Zena Cooper, & Colleen Eren
Deborah T. Levenson, “What Happened to the Revolution? Guatemala City’s Maras from Life to Death,” in War By Other Means: Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala. (eds .McAllister and Nelson, 2013).
Guatemala: Never Again!, The Official Report of the Human Rights Office, Archdiocese of Guatemala, Excerpt from Chapter 9, “The Methodology of Horror”: 156-161.
(Should you wish to read Chapter 9 in full, you can access it here.)
Additional presentation by Maria Hart
June 12, 11:30am-1pm