Topics: Literature, Veterans/Military History, Visual Art
Program Types: Speakers Bureau, Virtual Program(s)
Strangers in Their Own Land
McEntee examines Iraqi Freedom movies in the context of the warrior’s homecoming. He analyzes the “coming home” narrative and studies warrior trauma, re-adjustment, and repatriation as seen in movies.
The Famous, the Infamous, and the Dead: Filming Operation Iraqi Freedom
The presenter discusses the idea of “filming war” through an emerging body of Iraq War movies – mainstream, alternative, and even those shot by warriors themselves, often utilizing “new media” technology.
Re-Thinking Gender after the Gulf Wars: Literary and Film Representations of the Female Warrior
This presentation examines the role of the female – as soldier, nurse, citizen – in post-Vietnam combat narratives, both autobiographical and fictional.
We’re Still Here: How the Humanities Re-Define Today’s Workplace and Why It Matters to Us
McEntee uses current job-related and other facts, statistics, examples, and opinions/anecdotes to reinforce both the value of the humanities in our day-to-day lives and the value of the humanities in educational and professional settings.