Civil rights and cultural memory

david magillDr. David Magill, co-chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Longwood University, will speak on “Representing Civil Rights and the Politics of Cultural Memory” at 6 p.m. today in Hopwood Auditorium as part of the Geraldine Lyon Owen Speaker Series.

Dr. Magill teaches courses on American literature in all its diversities. He is currently completing a manuscript titled Modern Masculinities: Nostalgic Manhood and American Modernism, and beginning a project on ethical manhood in contemporary American culture. He has published critical essays analyzing race and masculinity in Lost, Firefly, and 1920s films, and an article on teaching the work of Tim O’Brien. 

“The Life of Writing” is the subject of this year’s speaker series, which are sponsored by the Geraldine Lyon Owen ’27 Endowment and the English Department.