Humanities Lecture Series—”A Man is Shot: The Cold War Meaning of a Cinematic Technique”


  • Categories: Film, Lectures
  • Event posted: Aug. 29, 2011
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

Louis Menand is perhaps best known for his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, The Metaphysical Club (2001), a history of late 19th and early 20th century American thought, hailed by critics as “an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history…about the evolution of the American mind.” Most recently, he has written on the liberal arts curriculum, humanities and interdisciplinarity, and the development of the professoriate in The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University (2010). In his Humanities Lecture Series presentation, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard University will discuss a key moment in American self-definition, exploring how changes in film style and form reflect a broader Cold War story.


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