“Fahrenheit 451 – Flash Points Then and Now: A Panel Discussion”

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Date(s) - 10/02/2013
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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West Virginia University at Parkersburg

The Humanities Speakers Series 

is hosting 

 “Fahrenheit 451– Flash Points Then and Now:

A Panel Discussion” 

free and open to the public

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

9:30 a.m.

Place

The College Theatre (Room 1305)

Initially published as a science fiction novel in 1953, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit: 451 was transformed 26 years later by the author into a stage play. Prior to that, in 1966, the work had already become adapted to the silver screen. Several WVU Parkersburg faculty and staff will join an interdisciplinary panel discussion to explore this thought-provoking creative work from multiple perspectives. The panel will consider “flash points” relevant in the 1950s, as well as those that are still relevant today, e.g., the impact and future of technology, concerns regarding individual and social psychology, censorship/surveillance, literacy, the rise of science fiction, film and theatrical styles, etc. Audience members are welcome to participate in a follow-up Q & A dialogue with the panelists.

This program, like the previous evening’s staging by the Aquila Theatre of Fahrenheit 451 and other related events, supports the 2013 “Big Read,” an innovative community project of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and hosted by West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

For further information, please contact Dr. Nancy Nanney in the Education and Humanities Division at WVU Parkersburg: ude.puvwnull@yennaN.ycnaN or 304-424-8361.

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