Robinson Crusoe cartoon is focus of Apr.1 European Studies lecture

The European Studies Group will present a guest lecture by Sheryl Kroen of the University of Florida on "Narrating the Postwar with Robinson Crusoe" at 12:30 p.m. on Wed, April 1, 2015, in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1948 the British government literally retooled Daniel Defoe's hapless hero Robinson Crusoe to re-narrate the history of Britain in an 11-minute cartoon, made by the Halas and Batchelor animation team – the so-called “Walt-Disney of Britain.” The focus of Kroen’s talk will be Halas and Batchelor's charming cartoon "Robinson Charley,” which allows us to see the Robinsonaden spun all over Western Europe in the years following WWII.

Kroen is associate professor of history and director of the European Studies Center at the University of Florida.

This event is part of the European Studies Group (ESG) spring lecture series. ESG is part of UI International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Luis Martin-Estudillo in advance at 319-335-2229.

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