Tuesday, March 27
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
School of Science Atrium, Room 201
“Sam and Charlie Go to War” is designed to explore these questions from the point of view of two Russian Jewish immigrants whose eloquent and intimate letters home to a pair of sisters who worked with them in a cap making factory in Brooklyn offer a rare view of what it felt like to be an immigrant Jew faced with the choice of how to serve during World War I.
About the Speaker
Writer, teacher, scholar, and public speaker Patricia Klindienst has made the American immigrant experience her subject for more than a decade.
After earning degrees from Hampshire College, Boston University, and Stanford University, she began her career as an interdisciplinary scholar at Yale, publishing ground-breaking feminist re-interpretations of classical myths and biblical stories, including “The Voice of the Shuttle Is Ours,” “Ritual Work on Human Flesh: Livy’s Lucretia and the Rape of the Body Politic,” and “‘Intolerable Language’: Jesus and the Woman Taken in Adultery.” An award-winning scholar and teacher, she left the profession and began to write for a broader audience.
Her first book of nonfiction, The Earth Knows My Name, tells the stories of fifteen ethnic Americans who transmit their cultural heritage through their gardens and was the inspiration behind the Monmouth University Community Garden.