With Professor Barbara Savage, University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Join the Department of American and Canadian Studies for a ‘Roundtable on the 50th anniversary of the Americanisation of the Vietnam War’. Contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars include Professor Judy Wu, Professor Matthew Jones, and Dr Christopher Phelps.