Below you will find a list of current course information for Southern Studies.

  • Fall 2019 Courses
  • B.A. Required Courses Checklist
  • Fall 2019 ENG 367:  The Blues Tradition
    Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

    Instructor: Dr. Adam Gussow 

    This course will explore the way in which African American (and selected white American) writers have translated the oral culture and social milieu of blues musicians into a range of literary forms:  poems, stories, novels, plays, interviews, autobiographies, and theoretical/prophetic writings.  A principal theme will be the way in which the blues emerges from a Deep South world in which Jim Crow holds sway, but we’ll explore a range of other themes, including the tragicomic dialectic that underlies blues expressiveness, “signifying” as a textual strategy, womanist self-assertion in a blues context, and the emergence of a mass white blues audience in the 1960s.  One or more local blues musicians will be invited to class to share their stories and insights.

  • Fall 2019 SST 598: Photographing Place in the American South
    Thursday, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
    Meek Hall 119 Digital Lab
    Instructors: David Wharton and Brooke White

    This course will focus on the idea of “place” and the practice of photographing actual places in the American South, using both documentary and fine-art photographic approaches. Discover and photograph place and places in the South, learn the basics of camera operation, edit photographs with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, view historical and contemporary works through visits to local museums and collections, learn about documentary and fine art approaches to photography, and create photo projects of your own life in the American South.