“Your Eye Will Be My Window”

Jodi Varon, professor of English

Jodi Varon, professor of English

English professor discusses shrines, history and invisibility

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

March 2, 2016

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Jodi Varon, professor of English, shares a meditation on violence, absence and shrines during the next colloquium Thursday, March 10 at Eastern Oregon University.

“Your Eye Will Be My Window: Shrines, History and Invisibility” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Light refreshments will be served and the presentation will also be streamed live at livestream.com/eou/colloquium.

Varon will discuss the community response to a recent unsolved murder in the small German town of Eglosheim. The small, temporary, makeshift shrine erected by family members and friends to mark the death of Nadine Ertugrul is contrasted with the evolution in meaning of a war memorial in Berlin and the Stolpersteine (Stumble-Stones) project, which memorializes victims of Nazi aggression.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium. For more information on the series call 541-962-3316.

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