Shell Shock 1919: How The Great War Changed Culture
Photo by Marco Antonio
The First World War presented civilization with violent, global confrontation and destruction on an unprecedented scale. How society grappled with this paradigm shift, in fact, spawned many things we now take for granted — from our obsession with beauty and body image, to the birth of jazz, to the elevation of propaganda and Public Relations to new levels.
Think technology has led to the downfall of humanity? World citizens of 1919 and the years following had early and ample evidence to make that case.
WNYC’s Fishko Files host and producer Sara Fishko traces the parallels and lingering cultural influence of The Great War, shedding light on history’s cycle. Joining her on this exploration will be author David Lubin and MOMA Chief Curator Ann Temkin. Other guests to be announced.
Event to feature previews from the upcoming one-hour program Shell Shock 1919, produced and hosted by Sara Fishko for broadcast on WNYC during Veteran’s Day Weekend, November 9-11.
Shell Shock 1919 is supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family.
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