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"no monument except the ditch": Negative Space and Lateral Grace on Grant and Twain's Mississippi

With Kyle McCormick
Thursday, March 15, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM
3154 Angell Hall Map
Join the Nineteenth Century Forum for a paper workshop with Kyle McCormick, PhD candidate at Michigan in English Language and Literature.

This essay is an attempt to think through changes in narrative form and methods of memorialization that emerge in the Civil War reflections of Ulysses S. Grant and Mark Twain. I use the debate over the narrative quality of Grant’s prose that developed between Matthew Arnold and Twain as a starting point from which to consider unique formulations of identity, an event that resisted romantic codification of heroic identity in favor of a more dynamic and flux-like sense of self and occurrence.

Please RSVP to to receive a copy of the paper.
Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Graduate School, History, Literature
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nineteenth Century Forum, Department of English Language and Literature