Research Day 2018 Schedule

Event Title

Student-veteran Discussion Facilitators in the GSU Classroom: "War, Trauma, and the Humanities"

Location

D34005

Start Date

4-6-2018 10:10 AM

End Date

4-6-2018 11:10 AM

Abstract

Description of program as provided by the author:

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant program Dialogues on the Experience of War was launched in 2015 in order to support the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. GSU professors Dr. Rosemary Johnsen and Dr. Andrae Marak saw in the program an opportunity to serve the university's students and the wider community. 5 GSU student-veterans were selected in a competitive process: Jermaine Drayton, Victor Jesus Garcia, Akya Gossitt, Robert Mason, and Muriel Williams. The student-veterans trained for 6 weeks with class materials, and were embedded as discussion facilitators in an English special-topics course offered Fall Semester 2017. The class explored war-related literature, film, and non-fiction, learning from each other and from guest speakers. The course ended on December 4, 2017, with a televised town hall event filmed in the GSU studios featuring the 5 student-veterans. During this research day session, the student-veterans will share reflections on their work with GSU students in the grant-supported class, "War, Trauma, and the Humanities."

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Rosemary Johnsen, Professor of English

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Student-veteran Discussion Facilitators in the GSU Classroom: "War, Trauma, and the Humanities"

D34005

Description of program as provided by the author:

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant program Dialogues on the Experience of War was launched in 2015 in order to support the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. GSU professors Dr. Rosemary Johnsen and Dr. Andrae Marak saw in the program an opportunity to serve the university's students and the wider community. 5 GSU student-veterans were selected in a competitive process: Jermaine Drayton, Victor Jesus Garcia, Akya Gossitt, Robert Mason, and Muriel Williams. The student-veterans trained for 6 weeks with class materials, and were embedded as discussion facilitators in an English special-topics course offered Fall Semester 2017. The class explored war-related literature, film, and non-fiction, learning from each other and from guest speakers. The course ended on December 4, 2017, with a televised town hall event filmed in the GSU studios featuring the 5 student-veterans. During this research day session, the student-veterans will share reflections on their work with GSU students in the grant-supported class, "War, Trauma, and the Humanities."