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2018 Jun 20

MHS: Picturing Modernism in the Work and Archive of Henry Adams

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Matthew Fernandez, Columbia University

This talk examines three interrelated elements of Henry Adams’s literary output: his transnational focus, his reconsideration of subject/object relations, and his interest in the visual arts. While travelling during the 1890s, Adams took a break from writing to immerse himself in painting and sketching—after which he produced acclaimed works like Chartres and The Education. His time abroad represents an important transitional moment between the Romanticism of the nineteenth century and the Modernism of...

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