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Civil War Lecture with Randall Fuller Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

Lectures & Conversations
Civil War Lecture with Randall Fuller Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room
Collaborative Programs
Randall Fuller
Wed, August 10th, 2011 | 8:00 pm

In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a lecture series by eminent scholars discussing their most recent works on the Civil War. In this program, author Randall Fuller will discuss From Battlefields Rising, his new book examining the profound impact of the war on 19th-century writers including Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Frederick Douglass, among others. This series is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press. For more information, please visit www.bryantpark.org.

Event Details

Location: This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Rain Venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues). Please note that not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Pricing: Free Admission. No advance reservation is required.

Speaker Bio(s): Randall Fuller is Associate Professor of English at Drury University. He is the author of From Battlefields Rising: How The Civil War Transformed American Literature.

Collaborators: Produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Reading Room and Oxford University Press.

Creative: Tronvig Group