Announcement: core and affiliate American Studies faculty explore relevance of ‘Gone With The Wind’

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Mark your calendars, everyone: on Wednesday, October 1 at 4:00pm, professors Daina Ramey Berry, Jacqueline Jones, Randolph Lewis, Thomas Schatz, and Coleman Hutchison will be participating in a panel discussion exploring Gone With The Wind’s contemporary relevance, 75 years after its premiere in Atlanta.

Dr. Lewis is a member of our core faculty, while Jones, Schatz, and Hutchison are American Studies faculty affiliates.

The panel, held at the Harry Ransom Center, is a part of a series of events this semester occurring alongside the center’s impressive and comprehensive Gone With The Wind exhibit, open until January 4, 2015.

For more information, see the event announcement here.

Announcement: Deborah Willis Lecture This Thursday

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On Thursday, September 18, Deborah Willis (NYU) will give a lecture as part of this year’s Flair Symposium at the Harry Ransom Center. The Flair Symposium theme for 2014 is Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861-1865, and Dr. Willis will discuss the early years of American photography alongside a reading of iconic moments in Gone With The Wind whilst examining the role black history played in producing such a controversial and celebrated cultural phenomenon. The lecture will take place in Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall at 6:30pm.