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Kuryla Presents Paper at US Intellectual History Meeting

Peter KurylaDr. Peter Kuryla, associate professor of history, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society for US Intellectual History held in Washington, D.C. Kuryla’s paper, “Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: The Leap in the Dark and the Leap into Darkness” was part of a panel about John Burt’s historically situated work of political philosophy, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict.

Burt, Paul E. Prosswimmer professor of American literature at Brandeis and literary executor for Robert Penn Warren estate, was part of the panel and offered a response. The US Intellectual History Society Blog posted the three person roundtable and Kuryla’s paper here.

Kuryla also published a peer-reviewed article in the journal Patterns of Prejudice entitled “Encountering the Southern Other: Imagining the Civil Rights Movement through Travel Narrative.