Dr. Matthew Hulbert to discuss “Irregular Recollections: Civil War and Guerrilla Memory in the Missouri-Kansas Borderlands” on Feb. 7

Book cover for Hulbert's The Ghosts of Civil War Memory. It's a cartoon drawing of a western gunslinger and it's really cool looking.Please join us to welcome Dr. Matthew Hulbert as he discusses his current book project: “Irregular Recollections: Civil War and Guerrilla Memory in the Missouri-Kansas Borderlands.” Dr. Hulbert will speak on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Noon in the Summersell Room (251 ten Hoor). Copies of his recent publications will be available for purchase and Dr. Hulbert will gladly autograph them for you.

Matthew Christopher Hulbert (Ph.D., UGA, 2015) is an Assistant Professor of History at Hampden-Sydney College, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the American West, social memory, and film. He is the author or editor of four books, including The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (Kentucky, 2015); Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America on Film (LSU, 2019); Martial Culture, Silver Screen: War Movies and the Construction of American Identity (LSU, forthcoming Fall 2020); and, The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West (UGA, 2016), which won the 2017 Wiley-Silver Prize. At present, he is writing an intellectual biography of Major John Newman Edwards for Bison Books. Over the course of his seemingly made-for-TV life, Edwards was a noted Confederate veteran, Confederado, newspaperman, historian, duelist, and alcoholic from Western Missouri.

This event is sponsored by the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History. It is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.