7.0560 Symposium: Politics of Culture (1/45)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 9 Mar 1994 23:07:48 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0560. Wednesday, 9 Mar 1994.
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 1994 16:53:37 -0500 (EST)
From: Daniel Traister <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Politics of Culture in the Cold War Era
Symposium and Exhibit at Penn: March 23, 1994
On Wednesday, March 23rd, the University of Pennsylvania Library
together with Penn's English and History Departments will host a symposium
on "The Politics of Culture in the Cold War Era." The symposium marks the
opening of a major new exhibit, "Being Read: The Career of Howard Fast."
A reception will immediately follow the symposium (both made pos-
sible by the Thomas S. Gates, Jr., Fund) during which members of the
audience will have a chance to view the exhibit and talk with the speakers
and with Howard Fast.
The program runs from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM in the Dietrich Reading Room on
the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia. IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Photo ID is required for
admission to the Library.
1 PM - Thomas Sugrue (History, University of Pennsylvania), INTRODUCTION
1:15 - Barbara Foley (English, Rutgers University-Newark), THE RETREAT
FROM PROLETARIANISM: RE-NARRATING THE '30S
2 - Alan M. Wald (English, University of Michigan), LEFT-WING LITERARY
RESISTANCE IN COLD WAR AMERIKA
3:15 - Paul M. Buhle (American Civilization [visiting], Brown University),
LEFT/POPULAR CULTURE IN THE DARK YEARS: SHADES OF OPPOSITION
4 - A CONVERSATION WITH HOWARD FAST (Alan Filreis, English, University of
Pennsylvania, and Alan M. Wald)
5:15 - Thomas Sugrue, CONCLUDING REMARKS
A reception (in the Gates Room) and opening of the exhibition (Kamin
Gallery) will immediately follow the program.
For more information, contact either Michael Ryan or Daniel Traister of
the Library's Special Collections Department at 215 898 7088.