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Thursdays 3:30PM-4:55PM 25609Full Term
An investigation as to why, after one hundred and five years, the story of the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean steamship, sunk on her maiden journey after hitting an iceberg, still resonates with us today.

Delve into this fascinating story from concept to design, construction to living legend. Investigate the zeitgist of the Edwardian period at the dawn of the 20 Century through this Titanic story and discover why the circumstances surrounding this one disaster may have initiated a tear that ripped the thin veil of invincibility and hopeful innocence of this period and shook that society’s unbridled enthusiasm for new technology to the core exposing hidden themes of class structure, immigration, globalization, press, hubris, pride that continue to resonate today. Join me as I continue to research my own Great Grandmother’s epic story of survival during her journey of immigration from old world to new aboard one of the most infamous steamships and the lasting legacy of incomplete healing from wounds she never could have imagined. Read the newly published book “On a Sea of Glass: The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic (by Tad Fitch, J.Kent Layton, Bill Wormstedt)” and join me on a visit to the Titanic Museum exhibit in Pigeon Forge where you will travel through the exhibits as a real passenger only to learn their fate in the final exhibit.

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Shelley Binder

Shelley Binder

Associate Professor

  • Music
  • Arts and Sciences
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Shelley Binder joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in 1994 and is currently Professor of Flute. Known for her “rich, colorful voice” and teaching excellence, Shelley is highly sought-after as a guest performer and clinician. She has appeared in recital, performed as an orchestral soloist, and presented classes throughout the United States. Shelley’s recently-developed workshop on “Romancing the Tone” has drawn much attention and praise at numerous flute festivals. Dr. Binder attended North Carolina School of the Arts, the Cincinnati Conservatory, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida State University, where she earned her Doctor of Music degree. A student of Louis Moyse, She is working to complete his biography.

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