Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series: David Wyatt
Feb. 21st at 7 p.m. | Kirby Salon
2/21/2013 7:00:00 PM-
Wilkes University English Department Presents:
The Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring David Wyatt
Thursday, Feb. 21 | 7 p.m.
202 South River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA18766 (Directions)
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David Wyatt teaches at the University of Maryland where he has been a faculty member for over 20 years. Wyatt’s critical contributions to the field of 19th and 20th Century American Literature is extensive and continues to grow. Wyatt’s latest book, Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth Century American Literature (2010), uncovers real histories hidden within the pages of American literature. When asked about Secret Histories, Wyatt explains, "At the age of twenty-six, I was hired by the University of Virginia to teach a course called 'Twentieth-Century American Literature,' and I have done so almost every year since. When the century turned, I decided to write a book about that experience. This became my second education, as I had to sit down and finally read the books I was supposed to have known. The result is Secret Histories, my love letter to our indispensable past." Wyatt’s book both works to trace the multifaceted American past and models empathetic reading as his act of historical co-creation.
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