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After the Bell - Movies and Masculinity: 'Exodus' (1960), 'Munich' (2005), and Me

Thursday, January 18
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Wabash "rings-out" a new class to our alumni ranks each year. After the Bell offers opportunities to come back to the Wabash classroom and attend virtual liberal arts sessions with current faculty and staff members. Join us for this live virtual event being offered for Wabash alumni, spouses, partners, parents, and friends.

After the Bell - Movies and Masculinity: 'Exodus' (1960), 'Munich' (2005), and Me

In this discussion, Professor Rosenberg will first share how these two films both shaped and reflect his Jewish American male identity. He will then ask two questions to spur discussion: What is it about film as a medium that has such a powerful effect on our identities? (Feel free to disagree with this premise, that films do have that power.) And what film or films have had the greatest impact on your own gender identity? In what ways?

Dr. Rosenberg encourages you to see both films before the event, if you are able. As you will see, they are both powerful (if long), and extremely relevant to the current situation in the Middle East.

Dr. Warren Rosenberg H'98

Warren Rosenberg H'98, Emeritus Professor of English, is a native New Yorker who came to Wabash College in 1980. He taught courses in American literature, film, gender and men's studies, and ethnic American literature, specifically African American and Jewish literatures. Every few years Professor Rosenberg taught a course on New York City in literature and film, which included an immersion trip to the City. He has published articles on Herman Melville, Henry James, Toni Morrison, and Michael Chabon, among others. In 2001, he published a study -- Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture (U Mass Press). Professor Rosenberg retired in 2016, but still lives in Crawfordsville and from time to time is asked to speak in a class at the College.

In addition to teaching, Professor Rosenberg enjoys spending time with his family, reading, travel, painting, golf, biking, and rooting for the New York Mets.