April 8, 2021
On the Same Page: "Station Eleven" and Surviving Pandemics - ONLINE
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Join us as we explore some of the themes in our selected On the Same Page title!
In "Station Eleven", Mandel draws on historical pandemics and responses to them to create a distinctive post-apocalyptic vision, in which existential struggle is punctuated – and sustained – by the entertainment provided by a traveling dramatic troupe. In this new world, literature, music, and drama are not luxuries stripped away by the grim imperatives of survival, but rather are central to human society and identity.
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About the speaker: Anna Taylor is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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On the Same Page-Amherst programming is made possible with support from the Friends of the Jones Libraries.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley is sponsored by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association in partnership with over forty organizations and businesses in Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden counties.