UAS Evening at Egan Lecture Examines Presidential Violence in American Pop Culture, September 20 with Dr. David Noon
UAS Professor of History Dr. David Noon’s presentation, "The Gothic Executive: Images of Presidential Violence in American Popular Culture, From Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump."
Date of Press Release: September 17, 2019
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues September 20 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with UAS Professor of History Dr. David Noon’s presentation, "The Gothic Executive: Images of Presidential Violence in American Popular Culture, From Andrew Jackson to Donald Trump." This talk considers how themes of violence have shaped and reflected both our celebrations and our fears of what has become the most powerful office in American politics.
Dr. Noon remarked, “From its very inception, the American presidency has served as a cultural as well as a constitutional institution. Cultural images of presidents have arguably been as vital to the nation’s political history as the policies and unscripted contingencies that have shaped their various tenures in office.”
Having joined UAS in 2002, Dr. David Noon teaches all periods of U.S. History. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in American Studies. His research centers on the period between the Civil War and World War I, the history of race and social science, and contemporary debates about empire in American history.
His dissertation, “This is (Not) a Child: Race, Gender, and ‘Development’ in the Child Sciences, 1880-1910,” displays the full range of Dr. Noon's research interests in history, which include developmental psychology, criminology, medicine, and the social construction of race and gender. More recently, Dr. Noon has written about the use of World War analogies in contemporary political rhetoric, cold war historical memory in the fiction of Don DeLillo, and the work of neoconservatives and Christian prophecy writers in the war on terrorism.
All Evening at Egan lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library and live-streamed on the UAS YouTube channel. Past lectures are available as well. The full schedule for the lectures series.
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