Title of Lecture
Spanning the Mason-Dixon: Who Can Write About the South?
Date of Lecture
Description of Lecture
In literature, place orients a reader, puts a story in context, and alerts one to language and dialect. But it also conveys culture and cultural meaning, including the values and psychologies of those who have been formed there. This lecture will explore the literature and anxiety of place and the idea of "home" in fiction. What makes a work "Southern" and, more importantly, who can write about the South? Sarah Domet has a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and is the author of 90 Days to Your Novel and the forthcoming debut novel, The Guineveres.
Domet, Sarah, "Spanning the Mason-Dixon: Who Can Write About the South?" (2016). Robert Ingram Strozier Lecture Series. 59.
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