|Mighty Casey, Shoeless Joe and the Cubs: Baseball Literature and American Identi|
Event Type: Adult Services|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
As America’s oldest amateur and professional game, baseball has long provided writers with a lens for viewing American culture. From “Casey at the Bat” to The Natural to Shoeless Joe (the novel basis for Field of Dreams) to the 2016 Cubs, this lecture will examine how different baseball narratives (the stories built into and spun out of the game itself) engage with larger conversations about American identity. Presented by Bill Savage, PhD., Northwestern University.
Contact: Nancy Wagner