Lunch and Learn

Andrew Liptak

The Art of Empire: World War 2 Influences in Star Wars.

May 4, 2017, 12 noon

Join the Sullivan Museum and History Center on Star Wars Day, May the Fourth, for an exciting Lunch and Learn program by Andrew Liptak on The Art of Empire: World War 2 Influences in Star Wars. Underlying the story of good-versus-evil in George Lucas’ 1977 film is the influence of World War II, which informs the design and the structure of the franchise’s story. This presentation will look at how Lucas used imagery and icons from the World War II era to inform his Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Attendees are encouraged to dress up, if they wish.

Security asks that folks do not wear masks/helmets on campus, or bring light sabers.
Andrew Liptak is a graduate of Norwich University, BA ‘07 History and MA ’09 in Military History. Currently the Weekend Editor for website The Verge, he has written for such outlets as Armchair General Magazine, Gawker, Gizmodo, Kirkus Reviews, and others. In 2014, he published his first anthology (co-edited with Jaym Gates), War Stories: New Military Science Fiction.


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