Battle-Pieces and the Problem of Beauty

Cody Marrs

University of Georgia at Athens

Cody Marrs is associate professor of English at the University of Georgia. His first book, Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War (Cambridge UP, 2015), was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. His articles have appeared in American Literature, J19, and Leviathan. A recipient of the Hennig Cohen Prize in Melville Studies, he is currently editing The New Melville Studies (forthcoming, Cambridge UP). He is also completing two books for Johns Hopkins University Press: The Civil War: A Literary History, and Timelines of American Literature, a collection of essays he is co-editing with Christopher Hager.


Cody Marrs reconsiders the relation between violence, aesthetics, and subjectivity in Melville’s Civil War poems. Battle-Pieces is steeped in the war’s sensorial phenomena; indeed, it tends to be less concerned with the... [ view full abstract ]


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P 97 » Intimacies of Violence (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Fiesta I-II)

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