MSRU Podcasts

Podcast of a Roundtable Commemorating the Titanic:

“World's Largest Metaphor sinks Iceberg”

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  • Cecilia Moloney (engineering and applied science): ship as a metaphor in electronic systems;
  • Kathy Simonsen (classics department, arts faculty): ships in antiquity, hubris and the carry-over to the Titanic;
  • Rainer Baehre (historical studies, Sir Wilfred Grenfell campus): "opting out" of Titanic mythology, shipwreck in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ross Klein (school of social work): cruise lines and repeating "Titanic" mistakes.
  • Chair Valerie Burton (MSRU chair)

The event took place on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 and was sponsored by the Maritime Studies Research Unit and the Department of History

* Advertisement for the Titanic attraction at Coney Island’s Amusement Park, 1912: reproduced by courtesy of the Peabody Museum.


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