Please join us as we celebrate Southern Cultures‘s 20th anniversary with issue-release parties throughout the 2013-14 academic year. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
For our first special guest, we are delighted to welcome historian Blain Roberts to help us celebrate the publication of the Fall 2013 special issue. Professor Roberts will read from and discuss her essay from the issue, “Uncovering the Confederacy of the Mind,” about attending Charleston’s Secession Ball. Read an excerpt here.
Our Fall 2013 Issue, Remembering the Civil War, commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial and features essays on the birth of photojournalism at the Battle of Antietam, the struggle over history and memory in the pages of Confederate Veteran Magazine, an excerpt from Bland Simpson’s Two Captains from Carolina, poetry from the Poet Laureate of the United States, Civil War remembrances from the Southern Oral History Program, and more. Copies of the issue will be available for sale at the reception.
Blain Roberts is Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Fresno. A former resident of Charleston and Assistant Professor at The Citadel, she is writing a book about the memory of slavery in the city with her colleague and husband Ethan J. Kytle. The University of North Carolina Press will publish her first book, Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South, in spring 2014.