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Author: A. James McAdams
Schedule of topics and key dates for the course, "Ten Images of Hell in the Twentieth Century - University Seminar" in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame.
DayTopicKey Dates
THE EXPERIENCE
1 Why is Hell so much of a daily part of our lives?
Image One: WORLD WAR I
2 Discussion
3 Discussion
4 Discussion
5 Dante’s Inferno Meet in the Special Collections Room of Hesburgh Library
Image Two: THE HOLOCAUST
6 Discussion
7 Discussion
8 Debate #1
9 Discussion
Image Three: LIFE ITSELF
10 Existentialism
11 Existentialism
THE ORIGINS
Image Four: TYRANTS, MURDERERS, AND MADMEN
12 Discussion Essay Assignment 1
Image Five: STALIN’S TERROR
13 Discussion
14 “The Interrogation” (film)
15 “The Interrogation” (film) Meet at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
16 Discussion
THE THREAT
Image Six: TECHNOLOGY IS US
17 Discussion
MID-TERM BREAK
18 Discussion
19 Discussion
20 Debate #2
Image Seven: PRONOUNCEMENTS AND THREATS
21 Discussion
22 Discussion Essay Assignment 2
23 Film and Discussion: Stanley Milgram, “Obedience”
24 Discussion
25 Music from Hell
THE CHALLENGE
Image Nine: POVERTY
26 Discussion
27 Debate #3
Image Ten: TERRORISM AND TORTURE
28 Discussion
29 Final Essay Assignment
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