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October 13, 1997

POPULAR CULTURE EXPERT PETER ROLLINS TO SPEAK AT UMBC

BALTIMORE - Peter Rollins brings his unique perspective and eclectic cultural opinion to UMBC when he speaks about World War I in the American Mind” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3 in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. This event, co-sponsored by the English department and the Humanities Forum, is free and open to the public.

Known for his expertise on various aspects of American culture, Rollins often speaks about the impact of Hollywood and the film industry on perceptions of war, history and literature. In his discussion at UMBC, he will focus on the creation of World War I perceptions and their role in American society.

A Regents professor of English and American film studies at Oklahoma State University , Rollins currently serves as the director of development for the National Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association and is founder and co-moderator of the group's online discussion forum. His film titles include Television's Vietnam: The Impact of Media (1986), a PBS film narrated by Charlton Heston which was described by former President Ronald Reagan as something all Americans should see.” Rollins has served as editor for several publications and his articles have been recorded for National Public Radio and appeared in journals such as the Journal of American Culture and the Phi Kappa Phi Journal. UMBC's Humanities Forum is a free annual public series that brings nationally and internationally known scholars to discuss contemporary issues in the humanities. For more information on the Rollins lecture, please call 410.455.6798.

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Posted by dwinds1 at October 13, 1997 12:00 AM