Public Program- Philip F. Gura

Lectures and Performances
Thursday, May 1, 2003 - 7:30pm

How I Met and Dated Miss Emily Dickinson
by Philip F. Gura

Is the image on the right that of Emily Dickinson? If it is, it becomes probably the second known photographic image of the famous 19th-century American poet and recluse. This lecture by AAS member Philip F. Gura will focus on how he came into possession of this photograph and his detective work to prove it is an authentic portrait of the Belle of Amherst. Gura is the William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Some of his publications include The Crossroads of American History and Literature: Essays in Cultural History (1996) and A Glimpse of Sion's Glory: Puritan Radicalism in New England, 1620-1660 (1986).

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