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Bearing Witness: Where the “Lost Generation” Might Have Gotten Lost

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
47m:40s | 1511 views

Dr. Humphries is the author of Different Dispatches: Journalism in American Modernist Prose (Routledge, 2006), a book which examines how developments in journalism influenced American literary modernism, from Willa Cather’s early fiction to Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men. Beginning with the actual newsreel footage and the experiences and writing of these three Americans, this talk will examine how the act of filming such human catastrophes influenced the language of the “lost generation” and the way we continue to witness, interpret, and record such tragedies today.

Presenter: Dr. David Humphries