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American Wars, American Words

Robert Schultz chaired a panel at the American Literature Association’s annual convention in Boston, Spring 2015, that examined American writers’ responses to war. He was invited to do so by Ethan Knight, the panel organizer, because one of the papers treated War Memoranda, the word & image collaboration between Schultz and artist Binh Danh. Dr.…

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Tom Liljenquist visits War Memoranda exhibition

Tom Liljenquist, donor of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War portraits (Library of Congress), visited the “War Memoranda” exhibition at the Taubman Museum. Mr. Liljenquist also had loaned a group of Civil War ambrotypes and tintypes to accompany the leafprints made from images in his collection.

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Ancestral Altars contains two multimedia “moving poems”

Katherine McNamara, publisher-editor of Artist’s Proof Editions, created multidimensional treatments of two poems in Robert Schultz’s book, Ancestral Altars. The “moving poem” of “Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Night” combines original photographs, appropriated images, sound effects, and audio of the poet reading his poem. McNamara’s treatment of “Ancestral Altar, No. 7” features the gradual presentation of the…

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Binh Danh and Robert Schultz speak at National Gallery of Art

Sunday, September 22, 2013 in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, collaborators Binh Danh and Robert Schultz spoke about their exhibition, “War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Renewal.” The slide talk treated their project in relation to the NGA’s exhibition, “Tell It with Pride,” centered on the 54th Massachusetts Regiment—the…

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The Grass Over Graves exhibit at Washington & Lee University

Binh Danh’s recent exhibition, The Grass Over Graves (Washington & Lee University, Lexinton, VA, January 4 – Febuary 4, 2011), included work growing out of his collaboration with Robert Schultz. A Daguerreotype portrait of Schultz next to a Daguerreotype rendering of his poem, “Amulet,” was in the exhibition. The poem describes a wounded U.S. Civil War soldier looking at his beloved in a small Daguerreotype photograph that he keeps in a locket hung around his neck. When he looks at the picture’s metallic surface he sees his own face mingled with hers. A visitor to the gallery who read the poem there saw his or her face reflected among the…

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Writing Retreat to Buck Mountain

During a sabbatical year in 2010 Robert Schultz worked on his novel-in-progress, How the Future Was, in a mountain home in North Carolina courtesy of a Robinson-Lineberger residency. The residency is an initiative of the Lutheran Writers Project which makes its administrative home at Roanoke College and annually sponsors a symposium there. Past topics have included…

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We Were Pirates at The Library of Congress

A reading from We Were Pirates: A Torpedoman’s Pacific War at the Library of Congress August 10, 2010 featured Robert Schultz, co-author James Shell, and WWII veteran Robert Hunt. A discussion and book-signing followed, and Hunt’s recollections of V-J Day in San Francisco were posted in video format on the Library of Congress and The History Channel websites.

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