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Community Conversations Lecture Series

Community Conversations is a free presentation/discussion series examining a current topic each quarter. Credit is available by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).

Presentations are held at 12 noon in the Rose Center for the Arts, Wollenberg Auditorium. Where to Park? See: Parking Information. To arrange accommodation for a disability call 360.442.2340.

Fall Quarter 2014

Monsters in Our Midst!

October 2: Mirror, Mirror: Why Heroes Make the Best Villains

Dan Schabot, Speech Instructor

October 9: Battling Monsters: The Literary Roots of Role-Playing Games

Mark Gaither, Business Technology Instructor

October 16: Dystopian Visions: Monstrous Consequences of Perceived Trends

Dennis Shaw, Social Science Instructor

October 23: Victim or Willing Participant? Vampires and Our Desire for the Sexual "Other"

Nicole DiGerlando, Language & Literature Instructor

October 30: Zombies: History and Hysteria!

Roy Staples

November 6: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: The Monster in the Mirror

Joan Herman, former Language & Literature Instructor

November 13: "They called me MAD!!!": Mad Scientists as Monsters and Villains

Adam Wolfer, Chemistry Instructor

November 20: The Monsters Among Us: Narcissists, Predators and Psychopaths, Oh my!

Michael Strayer, Psychology Instructor

December 4: Making Monsters, Making War

David Benson, Social Science Instructor