Meet The Prof.: Tom Byers "The New Top Guns"

When Sep 05, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM
Where University Club, Belknap Campus
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-2247
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The New Top Guns: Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, and the Professional-Managerial Hero

with Professor Tom Byers

During the most recent Oscar season, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo became focal points for controversy about recent U.S. policies in the war on terror. But setting that issue on the back burner, Tom Byers, Professor of English and Director of Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, looks at some basic similarities in the protagonists of these two films, to try to answer the following questions: Who is the new American hero, and exactly what kinds of things does (s)he actually do?  How is (s)he like, and how unlike, older American heroes? What does the fact that these heroes are professionals from the ranks of middle management say about our time?

Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 12 noon, University Club

  • Admission ($14 per person and $7 for students - check or cash) includes lunch.
  • Reservations are required by September 2.
  • Please contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or