Saturday, March 30, 2013

Finlandia "Conflict and Cruelty" discussion to be Apr. 2

HANCOCK -- Finlandia University will host a panel discussion titled "Conflict and Cruelty" at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at the Finlandia University Chapel of St. Matthew, Hancock.

The panel discussion, originally scheduled for March 19 (postponed because of weather), is part of the university’s "Write on the Edge" author series sponsored by Finlandia University and Hancock Public Schools.

Mark Lounibos, assistant professor of English at Finlandia University, will moderate the panel discussion.

Lounibos says that each of the panelists will briefly examine a historical incident of oppression, injustice, persecution, and violence from across the globe, followed by an opportunity for audience discussion.

"The presentations by these scholars of history and literature will consider not only the historical records, but how these incidents have been interpreted and received," Lounibos notes.

The panelists are Bill Knoblauch, assistant professor of history at Finlandia University; Bob Johnson, professor of rhetoric, composition, and technical communications at Michigan Technological University; and Lauri Anderson, professor of English at Finlandia University.

For more information about the author series, contact Suzanne Van Dam, assistant professor of English, at or call 906- 487-7515.

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