Bowdoin’s Welsch Celebrates Longfellow Through Film

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The annual Longfellow Days celebration is underway in honor of one of America’s most celebrated poets. Among the College’s most illustrious alumni, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow graduated in 1825.

A series of events, including poetry readings, lectures, and a chapel service, will be held in the Brunswick area throughout February—all free and open to the public.

Among the treats this weekend is a cinematic offering: A screening on campus of John Ford’s 1939 classic Young Mr. Lincoln, hosted by  Cinema studies professor Tricia Welsch. “Since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Abraham Lincoln were contemporaries, born just two years apart,” she said,  “a film about Lincoln’s early manhood brings us closer to Longfellow’s America.” Read more in Bowdoin News.

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