OCT 28, 2021 @ 7PM ● ZOOM
THE 1918 PANDEMIC & ITS AFTERLIVES
Where does the history of an illness reside, both for individuals and for communities? Prof. Elizabeth Outka (University of Richmond) joins us to consider how modernist literature captures the subtle afterlives of such history in the wake of the 1918 pandemic–how illness and its memories ripple through language, bodies, and nations–and what last century’s catastrophic pandemic might teach us about the post-pandemic contemporary. Introduction by Dr. Lisa Coleman. Moderated by David Sugarman.