Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Panel Discussion on Atomic Culture Tonight!

Tonight (Thursday, February 20th) the Russell Library will host the panel discussion, "Nuclear Anxiety and Civil Defense in Popular Culture" from 5:30-7:00PM in the auditorium (room 271) of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Join us as speakers explore the cultural impact of the atomic bomb, addressing how films, fashion and comics of the time period were inspired and shaped by both the technology and anxiety of the nuclear age. Featured speakers will include: Kirk Willis, history department; Christopher Pizzino, English department; José Blanco, historic clothing and textiles collection; and Christopher Sieving, department of theatre and film studies. Light refreshments will be served following the panel discussion and audience question-and-answer session.

And as a special treat, stay after the panel discussion for our screening of The Manchurian Candidate, introduced by Dr. Christopher Sieving. Our regular spread of atomic treats will be available during the screening!

 Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965"on display in the Harrison Feature Gallery through March 14. For more information on this or other events in the "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" series, see or email, or call 706-542-5788.

These events are part of a series hosted by the Russell Library this winter, all inspired by "

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