The Child Character in Southern Literature and Film Project Launch

The Child in Southern Literature and Film is a project funded by the North Carolina Humanities Council and co-led by Dr. Mark West and Dr. Sarah Minslow. It will provide multiple opportunities for the community to explore the diversity of Southern childhood.

Please join us for our project launch where guests speakers will discuss their articles in the recent volume of The Southern Quarterly that focused on Children in the South.

The event will feature guest panelists:

  • Jonathan Alexander from UC Irvine, "Outside Within: Growing Up Gay in the South"
  • Jan Susina from University of Illinois, "Alabama Bound: Reading Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' While Southern"
  • Joanne Joy from CPCC and an alumnus of UNC Charlotte's Master's in English program, "Lessons at the Southern Table: The Fusion of Childhood and Food in Dori Sanders's 'Clover'"

Refreshments will be served.

This project is sponsored by the NC Humanities Council, CM Libraries, UNC Charlotte Department of English and UNC Charlotte American Studies program.


Event Details

Atkins Library
Halton Reading Room


Contact Information

Dr. Sarah Minslow


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Event Date & Time

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM