Fantasy Camp Syllabus

We are pleased to offer to Symposium guests our first Southern Studies Fantasy Camp! For those who want to get ahead in their coursework, see our “syllabus” below with reading, listening, and viewing recommendations.

Southern Studies Fantasy Camp
Thursday, October 15, 3-5pm
Overby Auditorium

Course Description: Southern Studies Fantasy Camp includes an intensive course in Southern Studies with an interdisciplinary approach. The course draws from the work of scholars in history, anthropology, music, geography, and literature. Students will expand perceptions and definitions of the South through lectures on labor, race, blues, food, and Faulkner. The following texts are recommended supplements to class discussions.

Recommended Texts: 

Ted Ownby, Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Roberts, Blain. Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2014.

Ford, Tanisha C. Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2015.

Haberland, Michelle. Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015.

Chanin, Natalie and Stukin, Stacie. Alabama Stitch Book: Projects and Stories Celebrating Hand-Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery for Contemporary Sustainable Style. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008.

Jodi Skipper, Cultural Anthropologist
Devi, Debra. “Can the Blues Rescue the Mississippi Delta? Parts 1-3” Huffington Post. March 11, 2013.

Interpreting Slave Life.

Ask a Slave: The Web Series.

Scott Barretta, Blues Anthropologist
Smith, Ken. “In-Depth: Mississippi Fred McDowell” Properganda Online.

“Hill Country Blues,” “Jessie Mae Hemphill,” “Mississippi Fred McDowell,” “Napoleon Strickland,” and “Otha Turner” Mississippi Blues Trail.

Mitchell, George. Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

Catarina Passidomo, Foodways Professor
Ayers, Edward. “What we talk about when we talk about the South.” In All Over the Map: Rethinking American Regions, edited by E. Ayers, P. N. Limerick, S. Nissenbaum, and P. S. Onuf, 62-82. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Lewis, Edna. “What is Southern?” Gourmet, January 2008.

“Southerners.” Mind of a Chef, PBS: WGBH. Season 2, Episode 1. October 9, 2013.

Sara Wood, SFA Oral Historian
Film, The Trail of the Slugburger. An SFA Greenhouse Film by Paul Chase, John McCall, and Matt Stewart. 2014

Hamburgers & Fries: An American Story, John T. Edge. New York: Putnam, 2005.

Jay Watson, Faulkner Scholar
Faulkner, William. “Red Leaves.” Collected Stories of William Faulkner. 313-342. New York: Vintage International, 1995.

Faulkner, William. “Ambuscade.” The Unvanquished. In Novels 1936-1940. 321-343. New York: Library of America, 1990.

Faulkner, William. “McCaslin Plantation Ledger Entries.” Go Down, Moses. In Novels 1942-1954. 197-199. New York: Library of America, 1994.

Charles Reagan Wilson on the Southern Way of Life
Southern Spaces. Emory University.

Wilson, Charles Reagan. “Mississippi Rebels: Elvis Presley, Fannie Lou Hamer, and the South’s Culture of Religious Music” Southern Quarterly. 50, no 2. (January 2013)