Lecture by Stacy Takacs, author of "Terrorism TV." Was West Virginia soldier Jessica Lynch really a female Rambo, and did the military make her a damsel in distress to be saved from Iraqis?: Explore how to spin a war.
The events are sponsored by American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Appalachian Center, the English Department, and the Environmental Sustainability Program. All events are free and open to the public.
At the end of March 2012, the American Studies Center at Shanghai University hosted a symposium on Urbanization in the American South.
At the end of May 2012, a delegation of faculty from the University of Kentucky went to Shanghai University to promote the American Studies Center, a partnership between UK and SHU. Michelle Sizemore facilitated a group discussion between UK and SHU students about cultural difference, identity, and storytelling across cultures.