WWI and literature lecture at Greenwich Historical Society

Laura Winters

Laura Winters

During an upcoming lecture on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. Professor Laura Winters will talk about the impact that the destruction and suffering wrought by WWI had on themes, process and style in American literature and poetry.

She will be focusing on excerpts from In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, One of Ours by Willa Cather, who was connected with the Cos Cob art colony as a patron of the Holley Boarding House, and The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell, .

Dr. Laura Winters, who lectured at the Historical Society last year on Willa Cather, is an accessible and engaging speaker with a deep understanding of her subject. She has taught literature, writing and film for 32 years at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey,and has taught for over 20 years in the graduate school at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She has published Willa Cather: Landscape and Exile as well as articles about American literature and film.

The cost for members is $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Ticket includes free admission to Greenwich Faces the Great War, the current exhibition in the Storehouse Gallery. For tickets, visit Greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext 10.

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