Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She specializes in Irish literature, literary modernisms, and poetry of the long twentieth century.
On May 3 in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, C.V. Starr Center director Adam Goodheartread from his New York Times best-seller, 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Officially released April 5, the book has already garnered critical acclaim and widespread media attention, and graced the cover of the New York Times Book Review. Goodheart has recently appeared on panels with filmmaker Ken Burns and noted historians James McPherson of Princeton and David Blight of Yale, and will be giving talks and readings at universities and cultural institutions across the country in the months ahead.Goodheart’s reading was sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee, the Rose O’Neill Literary House and the Washington College Department of History. A book signing followed the talk.