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Humanities Lecture Tuesday Features Sarah Senk on "Mourners from Outer Space!"


Posted 03/24/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

Humanities Lecture Series – Sarah Senk, “Mourners from Outer Space!” (3/28/17)

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” continues Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

The sixth lecture in the series, titled “Mourners from Outer Space!” will be given by Sarah Senk PhD, Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication at Cal State Maritime University.

This talk will examine how the monstrous otherness of outer space featured in a spate of recent science-fiction films serves as a catalyst for exploring mourning, memory and loss.

Dr. Senk has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and writes about issues related to memory, mourning, melancholy, trauma, Anglophone Post-Colonial literature and 9/11 studies.

Jason Ocker’s lecture on “Exploring the Monsterscape of New England,” originally scheduled for March 14 (the day of the blizzard), has been moved to April 25.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, Associate Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at ealy@hartford.edu.