Saturday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 6A, ACC
Writing the “Blind Ruck of Event”: Civil War Literary Historiography at 150
A special session. Presiding: Coleman Hutchison, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Speakers: Kathleen Diffley, Univ. of Iowa; Christopher A. Hager, Trinity Coll., CT; Cody Marrs, Univ. of Georgia; Jane E. Schultz, Indiana Univ.–Purdue Univ., Indianapolis; Julia Ann Stern, Northwestern Univ.; Timothy Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown
Each scholar of the literature of the American Civil War presents a single text, image, or object from the years 1861 to 1866 as a way of framing the challenges of writing a literary history of the conflict and its many legacies. This focus encourages audience participation and discussion.