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May 01, 2019

American Studies Professor Andrew Delbanco Wins 2019 Lionel Trilling Award

The Center for American Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Delbanco has been named the 2019 recipient of the Lionel Trilling Award for his book, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. The honorees are selected annually by a committee of Columbia College students that recognize faculty members for their contributions to academia and publishing.

April 18, 2019

FACING THE ABYSS: AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE 1940s

Mythologized as the era of the "good war" and the "Greatest Generation," the 1940s are frequently understood as a more heroic, uncomplicated time in American history. Yet just below the surface, a sense of dread, alienation, and the haunting specter of radical evil permeated American art and literature.

 

March 28, 2019

TO SAVE THE COUNTRY? NATIONAL EMERGENCIES FROM LINCOLN TO TRUMP

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American Studies is pleased to present John Fabian Witt from Yale Law School as featured speaker on March 28, 2019, 6:00 pm at Butler Library, room 203.

Professor John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960, Professor of Law, Yale Law School. The lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

The Center for American Studies is grateful for the support of the Jack Miller Center.

 

Freedom and Citizenship Program

Beginning in 2009, the Center for American Studies has collaborated with the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center on a program that introduces high school students to college-level work in the humanities and prepares them for lives as informed, responsible citizens.