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Writing Lincoln: Biography, Film, Literature

HUM 363/AMS 364

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This seminar explores how the historical image of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) has been developed in American memory through writing, film and literature. Issues to be examined are the major groups of biographical interpreters (the "personal life," the "Progressive Lincoln," the "Liberal Hero"), the portrayals of Lincoln in literature (Whitman, Vidal), and how concepts of Lincoln have been shaped by film (Spielberg's Lincoln, 2012) and television episodes (The Twilight Zone, Star Trek).
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 3
  • Capacity: 10
  • Class Number: 42589
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM