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Cindy Kierner Will Be a Winter Fellow at Georgian Papers Project for "Inventing Disaster"

Cindy Kierner Will Be a Winter Fellow at Georgian Papers Project for "Inventing Disaster"

Cynthia A. Kierner is working on a book tentatively titled “Inventing Disaster: the Culture of Calamity from Jamestown to Johnstown.” The project traces the origins of how government, corporations, media, clergy, philanthropic groups and the general public imagine disaster and appropriate responses to it and looks closely at how these entities acted and interacted in an Atlantic and British imperial context over the course of the long eighteenth century.

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Jane Turner Censer Publishes

Jane Turner Censer Publishes "The Gift of Friendship"

In this lead article, Jane Turner Censer explores the forty-year intimate friendship between two Virginia female novelists. In a relationship that changed over time, Rives and Glasgow shared intellectual and literary interests and insights into love, beauty, and religious experience as they each sought literary fame and personal fulfillment.

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