UCA professors to discuss 'greed'

In conjunction with the Humanities Fair, UCA’s Humanities and World Cultures Institute will host an inter-disciplinary discussion about Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!, the 2007 film it inspired, There Will Be Blood, and the place of oil and greed in contemporary American life.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Refreshments will be served.

A panel of four UCA faculty members — Dr. Wayne Stengel (English), Dr. Charles Bane (English), Dr. Wendy Castro (History), and Dr. Roy Whitehead (Business Law) — will discuss the theme of “greed” in these literary works and the relevance of their message for our oil-dependent society.