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Orwellian: Hear the Proles Speak!

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Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

SASC - Student Academic Success Center, Rm 100
11200 SW 8th ST, Student Academic Success Center, Miami, Florida 33199

The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment has teamed up with FIU's Department of English to shine a light on the work of some of the major literary figures of the 20th Century in the English language. 
 
We thought there was no better place to start than with the work of George Orwell, whose novels Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949), published in the wake of World War II, told cautionary tales of dystopic futures characterized by authoritarianism, historical revisionism, censorship, and mass surveillance. 
 
In “Orwellian: Hear the Proles Speak!” - our first fully in-person event since March 2020 - we will hear from FIU English Professor Nathanial Cadle (“Newspeak and the Present”), before sharing our favorite passages from Orwell’s works. 
 
We are excited to share this moment of camaraderie, solidarity, and shared intellectual inquiry with you in person Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 1:00 PM in SASC-100!
 
“Orwellian” is co-sponsored by the Humanities Edge Program
 
No registration is required. The event is free and open to all. 
Event Type

Arts & Culture, Literature & poetry

Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Website

https://humanities.fiu.edu/

Cost

FREE

Department
Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment
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