September 13 | Dr. Daniel Turner: To Cook a Mockingbird: Symbolic Foodways in Harper Lee’s Classic Southern Novel
2:00 – 3:30 pm | $10, reservation required
As an Associate Professor of American Literature at Coastal Carolina University, Turner’s primary teaching fields are modern and contemporary U.S. literature and media, with emphasis on the literature and culture of the American South.
Turner is the author of Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South and coeditor of a scholarly collection, Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture and of a poetry anthology, Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry. His essays appear in scholarly journals and in collections from Oxford, Cambridge, and Continuum, among other venues. His creative writing appears in Five Points and The South Carolina Review.
His topic will lead us into a fascinating exploration of Harper Lee’s references to traditional southern foods as an expression of race, class and even gender within the setting of her classic novel. This topic was studied city-wide by New Orleans during its Big Read NOLA in 2009.
Reservations are required. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 for all reservations.
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