More than just a city-stomping reptilian film star, Godzilla began as an allegory for the Japanese war experience, especially the horror of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through lecture and a viewing of the original 1954 Godzilla film, we will explore the multiple meanings that a monster can take in an age of religious, social, and scientific anxiety.
Jeff Wilson is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College. He is the author of three books and numerous articles and essays.
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: EIT 1015- Refreshments will be served