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Wendy Galgan: Sherlock Holmes in Film and Fiction
March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this presentation, Wendy Galgan shares some of her favorite American war writing so that, by working with these texts, those of us living now can learn at least some of what it is like to experience war. Wars, obviously, have a transformative effect not only on individual participants, but also upon countries involved in the conflicts. In addition to looking at individual wartime experience, this presentation looks at the ways in which America as a country has come to define herself through her wars.
War writing is a rich vein that runs through American literature. By examining and discussing some examples of American war writing, we are able to appreciate and understand (at least partly) war and its effect upon soldiers and civilians, as well as the United States as a whole.