The Harry Ransom Center presents Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861-1865

Photo courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center

In time for the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Harry Ransom Center's new exhibit, The Making of Gone With The Wind, the center will take a look at how 20th century depictions of the Civil War have obscured the representations of artists and writers who lived through the war itself.

As part of the Ransom Center's eleventh biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, historians, literary critics, musicologists and art historians will gather in Austin to discuss the works of well-known figures such as Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott and Frederick Douglass, as well as works related to Rose's War, an 1865 slave insurrection, and the 1864 Siege of Atlanta. Panelists will also reflect on the expanding Civil War canon and the legacy of the war's cultural productions.



Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St.
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


Registration: $40-$100
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