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Tell About the South

“Tell about the South. What’s it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all…” —William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

The Center’s collegial lunchtime series showcases works-in-progress by faculty and senior graduate students, providing a scholarly forum for comment and critique by an audience of peers.

Presentations probe a broad range of southern scholarship, and past topics have included literature as a window on southern life, demographic change in North Carolina, American Indian issues and culture, antebellum student life in Chapel Hill, land use, race relations, struggles at the Mexican border, and capital punishment.

Sessions are typically closed to the public. Public presentations will be announced on our Events Calendar.