The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art
date_range Débute le 13 mars 2017
event_note Se termine le 24 avril 2017
list 6 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
label Art et Design
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to the more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, we discover the stories, music, and art of the American South.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Introduction to the American South
    Reflecting on geography, the diaspora, the mythic and the global South as ways to approach the contested memory of the region.
  • Week 2 - Oral Tradition
    Considering the content and form of the stories, toasts, dozens, auctions and religious sermons and what they reveal about Southern Culture.
  • Week 3 - Southern Artists
    Understanding the distinction between folk art traditions and the high art of the academy with examples of basket-weaving, quilt-making, sculpture, painting, and photography.
  • Week 4 - Southern Writers
    Examining the lives and works of great Southern writers and looking at how specific stories, music, and art are referenced and provide structure for literary forms such as the novel and the short story.
  • Week 5 - Roots Music
    Exploring Southern music and its roots in work chants, fife and drum, and one-strand on the wall music.
  • Week 6 - The Blues
    Focusing on this distinctive form of music, so intimately defined by sense of place, class, race, and tradition.
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Les intervenants

  • Dr. William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History; Senior Associate Director of CSAS; Adjunct Professor in the Curriculum in Folklore
    Department of History
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Le concepteur

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities.
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