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November 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker Series: “The Missouri Crisis” with Samuel Cohen

The Field House Museum Speaker Series and Missouri Humanities welcome scholar Samuel Cohen with the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Speakers Bureau for his talk “The Missouri Crisis.” When Missouri applied for statehood, it threw the entire country into significant turmoil. Using the works of Missouri writers, Cohen argues that “the tensions that emerged in that crisis existed not only in Missouri but across the nation, and their suppression and reemergence in the Civil War mark a pattern that continues today.” Join us for this special program that pairs with the current traveling exhibit, “Struggle for Statehood,” and discover the State of Missouri’s past, present, and future through literature.

This program is free with a limited number of seats. Reservations must be made in advance through Eventbrite, by calling the Museum at 314-421-4689, or by emailing info@fieldhousemuseum.org.

About the Speaker
Samuel Cohen is an award-winning teacher and scholar of American literature at the University of Missouri, where he teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture. He is the author of “After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s” and co-editor of “The Legacy of David Foster Wallace” and “The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on the Only Band That Matters.” He is Series Editor of “The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture” and author of the textbook “50 Essays: A Portable Anthology and Literature: The Human Experience.”


November 6, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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