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Contemporary Fiction and the Civil War
This study group will be a weekly discussion of contemporary literature about the American Civil War. We will read 4 novels, each grappling with the legacy of the conflict from different angles. Our discussions of the novels will include the significant historical events included in the books, the problems and promises of their portrayals of the Civil War, and the contemporary importance of the war. We will read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissolm, and American War by Omar El Akkad. This study group is coordinated by Emelia Abbe, a Ph.D. candidate in U of M’s Department of English.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 10/08/2018 - 11/12/2018
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Annex
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Abbe Emelia
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : COMPLETED