Boise State University’s Hemingway Literary Center invites faculty, students, staff and the community to participate in Front, Homefront, and Aftermath: 100 Years After the ‘War to End All Wars.’ The program will include book discussions at the main public library (Lit for Lunch), a performance by the Department of Theatre (Journey’s End), and talks by visiting literature and history scholars.
Boise State professor Lynn Lubamersky will offer a morning talk on Oct. 17 on George Mosse’s “Fallen Soldiers” in the context of memorializing the war. Professor Vincent Sherry from Washington University will present a talk Nov. 9 on sacrifice as a category of value and practice, imposed and embattled in the war in the work of Richard Aldington, David Jones and Ford Madox Ford.
Coming in spring with the support of the Idaho Humanities Council, Kate Moore, the best-selling author of The Radium Girls,” will give a talk and reading of her work. Professor Christopher Capozzola from MIT’s department of political and cultural history will present a talk on his work, “Uncle Sam Wants You,” on how World War One influenced modern civilization, particularly in Idaho.
Please consider offering extra credit to students to attend what promises to be a wonderful and unique opportunity. All events, except Journey’s End, are free and open to the public. Tickets for Journey’s End are available at the Morrison Center Box Office or ticketmaster.com. Students, faculty and staff may reserve one free ticket, and discounted tickets are available for seniors, military, alumni and non-students.
The following is the program for fall and spring semesters:
Friday, Sept. 1
Lit for Lunch: Adam Hochschild, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Sept. 28-30, Oct. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.
R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End, Department of Theatre Arts, Danny Peterson Theatre
Friday, Oct. 6
Lit for Lunch: Rebecca West, The Return of the Soldier, 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Tuesday, Oct. 17
Lynn Lubamersky, Boise State professor, “The Memory of the Great War: Fallen Soldiers by George Mosse, 9 a.m. SUB Simplot A
Friday, Nov. 3
Lit for Lunch: Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room, 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 9
Vincent Sherry from Washington University, “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War, 6 p.m. SUB Bergquist Room
Friday, Dec. 1
Lit for Lunch: Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not …” 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Friday, Jan. 19
Lit for Lunch: Ernest Hemingway, “A Farewell to Arms,” 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Friday, Feb. 16
Lit for Lunch: Katherine Anne Porter, “Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Friday, March 9
Kate Moore, best-selling author of “The Radium Girls,” 6:30 p.m. Yanke Room 207
Thursday, March 15
Christopher Capozzola from MIT, “Uncle Sam Wants You: Idaho, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America.” 6 p.m. Hemingway Gallery
Friday, March 16
Lit for Lunch: Joseph Boyden, “Three Day Road,” 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium
Friday, April 2
Lit for Lunch: Kate Moore, “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women,” 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Main Library Auditorium