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Patrick Horn Named Associate Director of CSAS

Patrick HornThe Center for the Study of the American South proudly announces Patrick Horn as its new associate director. His appointment will begin on July 29, 2013.

Horn comes to CSAS from UNC’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, where he is currently finishing his dissertation, “Narrative Empathy for ‘the Other’ in American Literature, 1845-1945.” Over the past seven years, Horn has taught undergraduate courses on American fiction, poetry, autobiography, and film at UNC. Horn served as managing editor for The Southern Literary Journal between 2009 and 2012 and has written pieces for Fifty Years After Faulkner, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the Americas. Before his time at UNC, Horn served as an Air Force intelligence officer in Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Kuwait, and throughout East Africa.

“Patrick Horn brings a wealth of talent and energy to the Center, and we are excited about the contributions he will make. He has recognized expertise in Southern literature—especially William Faulkner—experience with digital humanities projects, terrific administrative skills, and a great sense of the Center’s mission to serve the academic and public communities,” said Jocelyn Neal, Director of the Center. “We welcome him enthusiastically.”