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  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2023

    SouthTalks: “Civil War Memory and the History of Homosexuality” presented by Andrew Donnelly

    12:00 pmBarnard Observatory, Tupelo Room 105

    “Civil War Memory and the History of Homosexuality” presented by Andrew Donnelly

    Two developments took place at the end of the nineteenth century: one, a national shift of sympathies retrospectively toward the lost Confederate cause and, two, the emergence of homosexuality as an identity in medicine and the law. This talk brings these two seemingly disconnected phenomena together to narrate how the emergence of homosexuality operated alongside Lost Cause ideology to foster nostalgia for a pre-homosexual and pre–Civil War past.

    Andrew Donnelly is a visiting assistant professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. His work on Civil War–era culture and the history of sexuality has been published in Civil War HistoryAmerican LiteratureWomen’s Studies, and other venues. He also works with the Freedom Project Network in Mississippi and launched their Freedom Summer Collegiate program, which brings PhD students and university faculty members to teach summer courses at the Freedom Projects in Sunflower, Rosedale, and Meridian, Mississippi.