608. War and Literature, 1754–1815
Sunday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., O'Hare, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Late-Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Presiding: William Beatty Warner, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Speakers: Siraj Ahmed, Lehman Coll., City Univ. of New York; Betty Joseph, Rice Univ.; Scott Krawczyk, United States Military Acad.; Daniel O'Quinn, Univ. of Guelph
In the wake of the 250th anniversary of the Seven Years' War, considered by many as the first worldwide war, we would like to open a discussion of war and literature. On both the continent of North America and the Indian subcontinent, war for empire among the European nations swept away first nations, redrew boundaries, and inflected communal identities.
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