We are delighted to announce that Emily Wallace is joining the Center for the Study of the American South as Director of Communications for the Center and Deputy Editor for Southern Cultures.
Emily holds a B.A. in art and creative writing from Emory & Henry College, a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.A. in folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a chief contributor to the IndyWeek and has written and illustrated work for other publications including the Oxford American, GOOD, Culture, Gravy, and Our State. In 2013, Wallace served as a judge for the Book Awards committee of the James Beard Foundation.
Readers of the South are likely already familiar with some of her excellent work. Emily brings a wealth of experience and talent as a writer, editor, and artist, and we are so pleased to welcome her in this position.
Event details here.
Join us at the Center for the Study of the American South to hear “What’s Up Down South.” Our next What’s Up Down South lecture will occur Tuesday, May 21, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm with Professor Richard H. King, who will share with us his research on Hannah Arendt and the pertinence of her work to the history of twentieth century southern writing.
Come, bring a bag lunch (if you’d like), and learn with us!
We hope to see y’all here!
On May 5th, CSAS is cosponsoring the premiere of the documentary about the life of our friend Elizabeth Spencer. See the event page for more details!
Join us for memories, hors d’oeuvres, and cake in celebration of CSAS’s 20th Birthday at 5:00 followed by Music on the Porch at 5:30! Details here.
The James A. Hutchins Lectures
Named for James A. Hutchins Jr. (1917–2002), a distinguished Carolina alumnus who spent most of his life fighting world hunger, the Hutchins Lecture Series has been generously funded by the Hutchins Family Foundation since the 2010–11 season. Speakers are selected with attention to their ability to bring scholarly material to mixed public and academic audiences. Consistent with the Chancellor’s emphasis on outreach and engagement, the Hutchins Lectures bring faculty and students into conversation with community members to discuss issues of common topical interest. Hutchins Lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they are held at 4:30pm in the Kresge Foundation Common Room (039) at the Johnson Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial Hall. (Pre-2011 Hutchins Lectures)