'Lived Experiences of the Civil War through Literature' Lecture

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 ~ 7:00pm ~ Batavia Campus

What: “Lived Experiences of the Civil War through Literature” Lecture

When: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 ~ 7:00pm

Where:Batavia Campus - Room T102 Conable Technology Building - One College Road – Batavia, NY

Who: All ages welcome!


GCC Professor Norm Gayford will present excerpts from Civil War-era writers whose first-person accounts of slavery and abolition frame the study of the intersection of history and literature, as defined by CUNY Distinguished History and Comparative Literary Professor Richard Wolin.

Wolin looked at the work of writers Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, William Wells Brown, Harriet Jacobs, and Fanny Fern to help readers come to terms with the achievements and degradations of history to enlighten a future free of injustice.

Professor Gayford’s presentation is free and open to the public, and offers segments from period writers that help provide fresh perspectives on the literary “lived experience” of the Civil War.

For more information, contact GCC Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at: (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616 or via email:

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