Hunter College offers book discussions of Homer’s Illiad and Jonathan Shay’s Achilles in Vietnam on February 28, 6:30pm, as part of The Experience of War: Moral Transformation, Injury, and Repair. Hunter College hopes the event will create dialogues among veterans, their families, and other members of the community. Different book discussions and public events will be presented each month through May.
As part of an initiative by the National Endowment for the Humanities to promote understanding of the military experience and support returning veterans, Hunter College has received a major grant that will fund public events and classroom opportunities for veterans, other students, and non-student members of the community. Participants will explore classic works of literature, history, and philosophy to illuminate moral transformation, injury, and repair resulting from the experience of war. As part of the grant, a group of internationally acclaimed researchers, writers, and public intellectuals will visit Hunter to engage the public in wider discussion and provide capstone experiences for students.
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