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[CANCELLED] OAH 2020 Annual Meeting: Historians Read The Great Believers

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

In this panel, several historians consider Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers (2018), the critically acclaimed and multiple-award-winning novel about the AIDS epidemic in Chicago in the 1980s. This is a panel not only about the history of HIV/AIDS but also about the space between fiction and history, and the challenges of writing a fictional account of the AIDS crisis. Rebecca Makkai will conclude the session with her own reflections on writing the novel.

Chair: Kevin Mumford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Panelists:
• Rebecca Makkai, Author (fiction)
• John D’Emilio, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois at Chicago

 • Regina Kunzel, Princeton University
• George Aumoithe, Princeton University
Panel ID: #AM3656

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Website:
https://www.oah.org/meetings-events/oah20/view-meeting-session/3656

Organizer

Organization of American Historians
Website:
https://www.oah.org

Venue

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20008 United States
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Website:
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasdt-washington-marriott-wardman-park/
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