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VIA: Holy Grail legend is alive and evolving

Traxler, Janina VIAManchester University Professor Emerita of French Janina Traxler will examine the legend of the Holy Grail as it is treated in popular culture, where it has become an element of conspiracy theories, whodunits, and uplifting stories.

“How Did the Taliban get the Holy Grail?” is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14 in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus.

It is free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required inside all Manchester buildings.

A 1973 Manchester graduate, the North Manchester resident retired in 2018 after 39 years on the faculty.

This presentation is part of the Ideas, Values and the Arts series at Manchester, intended to expose students to a variety of cultural, artistic and intellectual experiences. 

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Organizer of the presentation is Virginia Rendler, peace studies coordinator,

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February 2022