“So this is the little lady who made this big war,” was Abraham Lincoln’s famous comment upon first meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Though war is often considered “man’s business,” women have had significant impact on pro- and anti-war efforts through their writing. Caroline Levander, associate professor of English at Rice University and author of books and essays on American literature, will focus on how women’s writings contribute to feelings about war, how women writers depict war and its aftermath, and how women’s novels help readers heal the personal loss and national pain that war creates.
For those wishing to read the books, Civil War Women is a short story collection in paperback published by Simon & Schuster. The other three books may be read in any edition.
Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered!
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.