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"The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects" (thru Dec. 21)

Date Sep 4, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
Location various - see text below for link to full schedule
Sponsor College of LAS; French & Italian/French@Illinois; College of Fine and Applied Arts; Krannert Center for Performing Arts; Krannert Art Museum; Center for Advanced Study; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; University Library; Trowbridge Initiative in American Culture; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; European Union Center; Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; English; Jewish Culture and Society; Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies; Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Spanish & Portuguese; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Comparative and World Literature; Religion; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Art History; History; Student Life and Culture Archives
Event type Academic
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The U. of I. is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a cross-campus initiative that includes theater productions, a film series, concerts, lectures, symposiums, an art exhibition and a general education course. “The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects” is designed for Illinois students and the local community to gain a new understanding about the first industrialized conflict carried out on a global scale.

A complete listing of events can be found at

An opening reception for the initiative will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody, Champaign, where an exhibition of World War I posters and photographs is on display.

Michael Rothberg, English, and Marcus Keller, French, are co-coordinators of the initiative.

“La Grande Illusion” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Armory Building; the other films will be shown in the Krannert Art Museum auditorium. All films begin at 7 p.m. The series was curated by Lilya Kaganovsky, a professor of Slavic languages and literature and director of the Program in Comparative and World Literature at Illinois.

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