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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies presents Kendall Phillips

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"Weird and Superstitious: Horrific Cinema and the Construction of American National Identity."
Kendall Phillips, Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University.

Cinema became part of the American popular culture during the latter half of the nineteenth century.  During the same period, Americans were struggling with the shape and texture of their culture.  This talk will mainly focus on the place of superstition and spiritual beliefs in the development of American cinema and national identity.  

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community.  The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.

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