Realizing Resistance Episode III

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RRII Pop Ups

Over the next nine months we will be hosting a series of Pop Up events in the lead up to our third installment of the Realizing Resistance conference trilogy: Realizing Resistance III: The Expanding Universe.

Book Launch! Chris Kempshall’s The History and Politics of Star Wars: Death Stars and Democracy

Book Launch Flyer with image of author Chris Kempshall.
August 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m. Central (US)

Join Dr. Sam Langsdale, the creator of Realizing Resistance, in a conversation with author Dr. Chris Kempshall about his new book, The History and Politics of Star Wars: Death Stars and Democracy (Routledge, 2022).

“This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this volume explores the ways in which historical and contemporary events have been repurposed within Star Wars.”

Chris Kempshall is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Army Leadership, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is a historian of the First World War as well as popular representations of history in modern media. He has authored numerous academic works, including The First World War in Computer Games (2015) and British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914–1918 (2018).

Attendance is free with registration.