The Child Character in Southern Literature and Film

When February 08, 2018, 5:00 PM
Where Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte main campus
Speaker(s) Jonathan Alexander, Joanne Joy and Jan Susina
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Parking is available for a minimal fee on UNC Charlotte's main campus. Visitors should park in the Visitor Lots in Cone Deck or East Deck.

Join us as we launch our NC Humanities Council grant-funded project, The Child in Southern Literature and Film on February 8 at 5:00pm.

People think about children and childhood in the South in overgeneralized terms; the realities of childhood in the South are different depending on race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, ethnicity, generational connections and geographical location in the region. The tensions between these diverse childhood experiences and how they shape identity is often reflected in Southern literature and film.

Please join us for the kickoff of this program, featuring panelists:
Jonathan Alexander, "Outside Within: Growing Up Gay in the South"
Joanne Joy, "Lessons at the Southern Table: The Fusion of Childhood and Food in Dori Sanders's Clover"
Jan Susina, "Alabama Bound: Reading Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird While Southern"
They will share their experiences growing up in the South and their subsequent research on Southern childhood.