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Idaho State University to host Humanities Café Nov. 7

Posted October 24, 2013

Idaho State University’s Committee for the Study of Violence, Conflict and War in Society will present “In a State of Conflict: The Personal Experience and Expression of War” as part of the Humanities Café on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Portneuf Valley Brewery located at 615 South 1st Ave.

The series theme this year is “Exploring Gender and Sexuality” and this presentation will be given by Linda Leeuwrik, assistant professor of art history and Lauren Thompson, a doctorate candidate of history from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

Beginning in the First World War and culminating in the Second, Leeuwrik’s presentation will look at how German artist George Grosz’s thought and art became increasingly politicized and reflected a harsh view of modern Germany, often through a gendered lens.

Thompson’s presentation will explore the impact of the Second World War on the individual through the wartime diary of English civilian and grammar school master Kenneth Preston—in particular, the impact of the projection of idealized masculinity and citizenship is explored.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided for this free event sponsored by the Student Social Work Association.

For more information contact Linda Leeuwrik at 282-4741 or leeulind@isu.edu.

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