Carleton Lecture to Examine Vintage WWI Propaganda Posters

Jan 27 2009 4:30 pm
Jan 27 2009 6:30 pm

 Laura Behling, professor of American Literature and culture at Gustavus Adolphus College, will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 pm in the Gould Library Athenaeum at Carleton College. Her presentation, entitled “Come On! Participatory Patriotism in American World War I Posters,” highlights the changing attitudes of the American public during a war whose horror prompted a radical reexamination of political, social, and economic values. This event is free and open to the public.


Behling currently teaches a range of courses in United States literature at Gustavus Adolphus College, with specialized interest in the intersection of literature and medical humanities. In 2003, she taught at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, as a Fulbright Scholar.  Behling was also one of three professors in the United States appointed as a Washington Internship Institute Faculty Fellow in 2006 by the AAC & U In addition to teaching, she currently directs the John S. Kendall center for Engaged Learning at Gustavus.  Behling is the author of several books including The Masculine Woman in America, 1890-1935, Hospital Transports: A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in 1863, and Gross Anatomies: Fictions of the Physical in American Literature.


Behling’s appearance is co-sponsored by the Carleton College Department of German and the Gould Library. For more information on the lecture, including disability accommodations, please contact the Gould Library at (507) 222-4260.