15 October 2008

2009 Liberty University Civil War Seminar

The 2009 Liberty University Civil War Seminar The Reel Civil War: The Civil War in the Cinema

On March 27-28, 2009, Liberty University will present its 13th annual Civil War Seminar. This year's program is entitled The Reel Civil War: The Civil War in the Cinema. Featured speakers include the following nationally renowned authors and writers whose books and work are familiar to all Civil War enthusiasts:

  • Bruce Chadwick--The Reel Civil War: Myth Making in American Film --A Dramatic Homage to Gone With the Wind
  • Ron Maxwell—Producer/Director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals
  • CBN Anchorman Lee Webb-- Walking a Minefield: Reporting the Civil War Today
  • David Sachsman-- Memory and Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film
  • Ken Elston-- Raising the Ghost: Composing Engaging Theatre from the Story of John S. Mosby
  • Mel Reid--Glory, Twenty Years after the Fact
  • Katharine Lane Antolini-- Scarlett O'Hara as the Confederate Woman
  • Paul Ashdown-- From Cold Mountain to the Carpathians: Filming a Civil War Odyssey in Transylvania
  • Dr. Brenda Ayres—Reconciliation in Civil War Movies: The Colt, Shenandoah, Mosby’s Marauders, Little Colonel, Little Rebel, Johnny Shiloh
  • Kevin Hershberger of Lion Heart Filmworks, LLC—Filming The Civil War Documentary
  • Kenny Rowlette—Civil War Films of the Centennial Celebration (1961-1965)
  • Dr. Brian Wills-- Screening History: Hollywood’s Depiction of the American Civil War
In addition to the speakers' presentations, there will be numerous exhibits of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia for the public, vendors of Civil War items, and a special exhibit of Civil War movie posters. The event will be held at the Kirkley Hotel on Friday, March 27, 2009, and the Saturday, March 28, 2009, session will be held in DeMoss Hall on the campus of Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Everyone is encouraged to secure reservations for this seminar by Wednesday, March 25. Admission to the seminar is $65 (which includes all of the seminar sessions, the Friday night banquet, and Saturday's luncheon). Admission for Friday only is $35; admission for Saturday only is $40. Special lodging rates at the Kirkley Hotel of Lynchburg are available for those who will be attending the seminar. For pricing and location of lodging, call 434- 237-6333. For special group pricing for the seminar or more information, call 434-592-4366 or email klburdeaux@liberty.edu

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