Tom Bishop, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies presents this lecture. Although now the subject of satirical retro-futuristic depictions in video games and TV shows, the family fallout shelter and the question of ‘to dig or not to dig’ once occupied a central and very serious place in U.S. culture. With the release of Bethesda’s Fallout 4 set to bring these debates back to the forefront of US popular culture the time seems right to re-examine the origins of shelter culture and its depictions in film, literature and on screen.
Tags: fiction, nuclear, popular culture, Popular Culture Lecture Series, School of Cultures Languages and Area Studies, Tom Bishop, war
The Department of American and Canadian Studies, Rainbow Heritage and the Centre for Advanced Studies present ‘Gay rights in the US: the promise of perils and patriotism’, featuring a talk by Simon Hall, an introduction by David Edgley, and a public conversation with Tom Bishop.
Tags: Centre for Advanced Studies, David Edgley, Department of American and Canadian Studies, LGBT, LGBT History Month, Rainbow Heritage, Simon Hall, Tom Bishop