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AmLit: Travis Foster, Villanova University (WIP)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

FBH Faculty Lounge (First Floor)

Prof. Foster will be presenting a chapter from a larger book project titled Democratic Affections: Literary Convention and the Politics of Friendship in Civil War America. This project, he writes, “identifies a body of widely circulating yet critically neglected texts that depart from dominant postbellum historiography by fermenting dissent and division rather than national reunion and racialized fraternity.”