Documentary Dialogues: Historicizing the Proletarian Novel from the 30s to the 50s

Lauren Gilfillan’s just-barely-fictional autobiography I Went to Pit College (1934) documents culture and politics during the Great Coal Strike. Gilfillan, a college graduate, travelled alone to Avella, Pennsylvania and lived with strikers. Despite its popularity, the novel and its author fell into obscurity. Joel Woller will report on collaborative work in-progress on Gilfillan and her […]