ENG 235 Topics in Literature in Translation

2017-18 Topic: The South in Literature, Music and Film
An interdisciplinary study of Southern culture via literature, film, and music. The literary layer will address such authors as Poe, Faulkner, Hurston, Warren, Welty, O'Connor, Gaines, and Trethewey. Music covered will range from Delta blues to Dirty South with a focus on the Memphis music that changed the world. Films screened will be drawn especially from adaptations such as A Streetcar Named Desire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Winter's Bone, and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. There will be a field trip to Memphis music sites and the Lorraine Motel shrine to Martin Luther King, Jr.