Local Americanists: Cody Marrs, "What is Beauty Good For? Melville, Aesthetics, and the Aims of American Literary Studies"

March 28, 2019
3:30 - 5:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

2019.03.28 Local Americanists: Cody MarrsCody Marrs is an associate professor of English at the University of Georgia. From his department website:

Cody Marrs (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) teaches and writes about American literature before Modernism. His work has appeared in journals such as American Literature, J19, ESQ, and American Literary History, and in edited volumes such as A History of Civil War Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The New Dickinson Studies (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). He is the author of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2015), a book that recasts the Civil War as a multilinear upheaval. Focusing on the later works of Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson, he shows how the writings shaped by the Civil War also eclipse that conflict, extending into a vast array of other times and places.

For more information contact: Robert Levine (rlevine@umd.edu)