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Literary South

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April 22 to 29, 2020

Delve into the works of numerous Southern-born and -influenced authors with emeritus professor of English literature William M. Chace during daily lectures and discussion sessions.

Uncovering a rich and complex history. Explore the colorful pasts of Savannah and Charleston and their environs. Visit the cities’ beautifully preserved 18th-century historic districts dotted with Victorian-era squares, the sprawling grounds of nearby former plantations, a famous cemetery, Old Fort Jackson above the Savannah River and an historic light station. A nation within a nation. During our visit to St. Helena Island, learn all about the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how the Gullah developed their own Creole language and culture after being isolated from mainland influences for many decades. Reading list. Examine the lives and works of a dizzying array of authors, including Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Isabel Wilkerson, Richard Wright, Robert Penn Warren, Pat Conroy, James Dickey and John Berendt. 




William M. Chace

William M. Chace is an emeritus professor of English at Stanford and President Emeritus at Emory and Wesleyan universities. He has authored several books and taught courses on British writers and poets.

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