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“The Afterlives of Specimens: Science and Mourning in Whitman’s America”
User Contributed Published December 31, 2012
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Library of Congress
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Washington, DC 20540
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Event date and time: January 24, 2013, 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Phone: 202-707-0213

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Event Details: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents “The Afterlives of Specimens: Science and Mourning in Whitman’s America,” a lecture by Kluge Fellow Lindsay Tuggle. Lindsay Tuggle examines the Civil War narratives of Walt Whitman and Union surgeon John H. Brinton as alternative histories of war casualties: military and poetic, phantom and physical. Part of the Library's programming to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Co-sponsored with the Library's Poetry and Literature Center 

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