24 June 2008

Liberty University's 2009 Civil War Seminar

Liberty University has announced the subject matter for next year’s 13th annual Civil War seminar. Next year's program is titled The Reel Civil War: The Civil War in Film.

I have been asked to consult on speakers and logistics and am having a great time doing so! We’ve already secured some distinguished speakers:

  • Dr. Bruce Chadwick, (Rutgers University) author of The Reel Civil War: Mythmaking in Amercian Film and a number of other works on the Civil War.
  • Kevin Hershberger of Lionheart Filmworks whose company has produced a number of award winning Civil War films.
  • Katherine Lane Antolini author of Scarlett O'Hara as Confederate Woman: The Evolution of War and Its Representation in Literature and Film.
  • Brian Wills (NC) author of Gone with the glory : the Civil War in cinema, Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 and other works as well.
  • Paul Ashdown (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) author of A Cold Mountain Companion as well as a number of other Civil War works.

This is shaping up to be one of Liberty’s most interesting seminars. I’ll post more as the schedule and topics develop.

Below is the trailer to one of Lionheart Filmworks recent releases, Wicked Spring. Popcorn anyone?


Anonymous said...

WHERE may I purchase that movie??? Awesome!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

See the link to their website. I'm sure you can purchase from them.