Dartmouth College professor, Irene Kacandes, will consider war's generational effect on families in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on November 4.
Her talk, "Daddy's War," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7 p.m.
Using her family's own story as a starting point, Kacandes will explore how the trauma of war, like the revenge of Greek gods, can visit succeeding generations.
Kacandes is Professor of German and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of German Studies at Dartmouth.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks are held at Brooks Memorial Library.
Upcoming Brattleboro talks include "Hamlet Contemplates the Bust of Aristotle, or Was the Prince's Education of Any Use to Him?" with Dartmouth professor Peter Saccio on December 2; "Projecting Leadership: Art Used for Political Ends" with Dartmouth art historian Jane Carroll on January 6; and "Horses Like Lightning: A Story of a Passage through the Himalayas" with Dartmouth anthropologist Sienna Craig on February 3.
For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 254-5290 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 262-2626 or email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.