On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. the Faulkner County Library will be hosting UCA philosophy professor Dr. Jacob Held. Dr. Held will be discussing his newest book Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then.
For years Dr. Held as been at the forefront of the Philosophy and Popular Culture movement publishing at the intersection of popular culture and academic philosophy, from his early work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and James Bond to his recent foray into children’s literature, including Dr. Seuss and Philosophy (2011) and his most recent book on Roald Dahl.
Joining Dr. Held will be UCA philosophy professors and fellow contributors, Drs. Taine Duncan, Ron Novy, Ben Rider, and Tanya Jeffcoat. Join these professors for a lively discussion of Willy Wonka and colonialism, Charlie’s Epicureanism, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Social Justice, the Witches and Feminism, and much more.