Please join the VCW
for a discussion of work-in-progress:
“Visualizing the Civil War in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry”
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
UNC Chapel Hill
3154 Angell Hall
Friday December 3, 12:30 pm
Lunch will be served
In this seminar, we will discuss Richards’ article “‘Death’s Surprise, Stamped Visible’: Emily Dickinson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Civil War Photography” in light of its revision for inclusion in a book-project on Civil War poetry.
Richards will present further research and thoughts on Dickinson’s engagements with visual materials produced during the war: painting, journalistic sketches, and chromolithography. She will also discuss the way Dickinson mixes visual media in her Civil War poetry, particularly painting and photography, in order to make the war visible at a distance; Dickinson posits ways of envisioning the war that figure in visual terms the remote and highly mediated reception of wartime violence.
For a copy of the article to be discussed and to rsvp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org