John Donoghue to present talk on Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger
The week’s meeting of the Friends of the Loyola Libraries Speaker Series features the History Department’s John Donoghue. Dr. Donoghue will present a talk on Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Court of “King Death”. “While pirates, the iconic outlaws of the silver screen,” Dr. Donoghue states, “have long sustained the American dream of living dangerously, the real history of piracy reveals something even more intriguing – that far from losing themselves in a life of lawlessness, pirates created an alternative system of law and order, what they called ‘the government of the ship,’ to deliver rough and ready justice to the enemies of all ‘men of spirit’.”
Dr. Donoghue will present Rough Justice under the Jolly Roger on Thursday, February 12 at 6 PM on the fourth floor of the Information Commons.
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