Folklore professor Bill Ferris’s book, Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues was released in its French edition.
Professor Philip Gura reminds his readers of the centrality of early American literary texts to founding national pronciples. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-faith/wp/2013/11/21/how-jonathan-edwards-talked-about-god/
Professor Philip Gura explains the deeper philosophical contexts of the “selfie” on the occasion of its celebration as the Oxford English Dictionary word of the year. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/selfie-reliance-the-word-of-the-year-is-the-story-of-our-individualism/2013/11/19/fba53c82-5132-11e3-9fe0-fd2ca728e67c_story.html
I don’t know about you, but Emily Wallace knows about the importance of Duke’s mayonaie when it comes to pimento cheese and the deep histories of the American South. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/dukes-mayonnaise-the-southern-spread-with-a-cult-following/2013/11/04/90f508a2-40e5-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_story.html
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Professor Marcie Cohen Ferris talks about the histories and cultures of Southern foodways and her forthcoming book The Edible South. Read the interview or scroll down for the audio. http://www.splendidtable.org/story/southern-food-from-a-womens-history-perspective
Katy Clune, a first-year student in the department’s MA program in Folklore has received a scholarship to attend The Textile Museum’s Fall Symposium in Washington, D.C. this October 12-13. This year’s symposium is titled “From Village and Court to Global … Continued
Professor William Ferris’s new book The Storied South continues to receive accolades. Recent reviews and posts appeared into the The Atlanta Journal Constitution and other publications including: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/09/qa-with-bill-ferris-about-his-new-book-the-storied-south-voices-of-writers-and-artists and http://www.npr.org/2013/08/10/209496245/contested-memories-find-common-ground-in-the-storied-south Read on to learn more about Professor Ferris’s influences: http://uncpressblog.com/2013/09/10/william-ferris-comfort-in-my-mothers-stories/
Michael D. Green Michael David Green, Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History at the University of North Carolina, died at Duke University Hospital on August 23, 2013, at the age of 72. He suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis … Continued
Professor Bill Ferris’s new book, The Storied South, has debuted with great fanfare. An Okra Pick for the fall by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) as the best in new Southern writing, The Storied South was also featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition: … Continued