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O Lost! UNC-Chapel Hill, Thomas Wolfe and The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Opening event for the symposium Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Moderated by Robert A. Blouin, Executive Chancellor and Provost, Bryson Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This event is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.


  • Impact of the 1918 Flu on the UNC-Chapel Hill Community – Howard E. Covington, Jr., historian and biographer
  • "Impact of the 1918 Flu in the Life and Literature of UNC Alumnus Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel" - Paula Gallant Eckard, PhD, director of American Studies, associate professor of English, UNC-Charlotte; editor, Thomas Wolfe Review; past-president, Thomas Wolfe Society


Reception and Exhibition Viewing

On view will be an exhibition of rare materials from Carolina's Wilson Special Collections Library. The reception will incorporate music from 1918, dramatic readings and more.

The University Libraries has also prepared an online exhibition in conjunction with the symposium.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilson Library
Exhibits   Lectures, Readings and Talks   Music  


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