New Haven Register, April 8, 2012
New Haven Register, April 8, 2012: For the past few months, UNH practitioner in residence Stephen Spignesi has led a scholarly expedition to Titanic, the ill-fated ocean liner that famously sank 100 years ago this month. His students explored the history, the hype and the tragedy itself. Spignesi is convinced the Titanic tragedy still fascinates us because it sank on its maiden voyage, in an era when people were convinced that mankind’s endeavors could only get bigger, better, bolder and more opulent. “To this day, the sinking has come to represent this sense of society, industry and culture being taken down a notch,” Spignesi says.