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372. New Approaches to Civil War Poetry: Dickinson, Whitman, Melville

Friday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 619, WSCC

Program arranged by the Melville Society and the Emily Dickinson International Society

Presiding: Joseph Fruscione, Georgetown Univ.; Tyler Brent Hoffman, Rutgers Univ., Camden

Speakers: Stephen Hodin, Boston Univ.; Cristanne Miller, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York; Monica Pelaez, Saint Cloud State Univ.; Jennifer H. Schell, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks; Jillian Spivey, Cornell Univ.

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Session Description:

Dickinson, Whitman, and Melville wrote war poetry that recent critical readings have scrutinized. This roundtable’s goal is to investigate—as interactively as possible—the growing interest in parsing these poets’ aesthetic, political, and formal responses. Through a variety of critical viewpoints, we invite the audience to participate in thinking through how critical approaches to Civil War poetry have evolved and will continue to offer new insights.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Poetry

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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