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Prof. Deborah Geis Quoted in Chicago Tribune

November 30, 2003

November 30, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - An article in today's Chicago Tribune, previewing the December 7 debut of Mike Nichols' six-hour film version of Tony Kushner's Angels in America on HBO, includes analysis from a member of DePauw University's faculty. Arts reporter Chris Jones solicits several expert opinions on the movie and "its complex, multilayered plot [which] involves the agonizing death of the real-life Roy Cohn [portrayed by Al Pacino], the struggles of a young fictional man with AIDS and his self-absorbed lover, and the travails in New York of a family of Mormons trying to reconcile absolutes of faith with the messiness of life."

"'Really, it's the post-modern version of what it means to be a Christian or a Jew,' says Deborah R. Geis, an associate professor of English at DePauw University and the editor of a major book of essays on Angels," the story notes. You can access the complete article at the Tribune's Web site by clicking here (a free registration is required).

A new book edited by Dr. Geis, Considering Maus: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's Tale" of the Holocaust, will be released Tuesday by the University of Alabama Press. Learn more by clicking here.

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