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Elizabeth Outka, professor of English, researches late 19th and early 20th century literature and culture. Her latest book investigates how one of history's deadliest plagues in history - the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic - silently reshaped the modernist era.

"One hundred years ago, 1919 saw the end of one of the worst plagues in human history: the deadly 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. The pandemic was a true horror show, with 50-100 million people dying and millions more infected. The United States alone lost more people in the pandemic than it lost in all the 20th- and 21st-century wars, combined."

Contact Media Relations Specialist Lindsey Campbell at lcampbe4@richmond.edu to connect with Outka.  

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Contact Media Relations Specialist Lindsey Campbell at lcampbe4@richmond.edu to connect with Outka.