[St. George Tucker Society Program 2015.pdf]

Thursday Night

6:00-7:00   Opening Keynote  (Venue Open at 5:30)

Stan Deaton,  Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Historian, Georgia Historical Society

7:00-8:30    Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres



9:15-11:00  Session I 

A Southern Peace? History, Literary Studies, and the New Southern Studies (roundtable)

Chair: Trudier Harris, University of Alabama

David Moltke-Hansen, Cambridge Studies on the American South

            Reading Simms Reading

Keith Cartwright, University of North Florida

Integrating the Humanities in the Ex-Confederacy: Interdisciplinarity, the New Southern Studies, and English

Scott Romine, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

            Fables of the Reconstruction

Susan Donaldson, William and Mary

            The Spectral Turn in the New Southern Studies

Doug Thompson, Mercer University

            The Invention of Southern Religion

11:00-11:15  Break

11:15-1:00  Session II:

Essaying the South: Shaping Influences in Southern Studies

Chair: Alex Moore, University of South Carolina Press

Ray Arsenault, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Dixie Redux: Recapturing and Honoring the Life and Career of Sheldon Hackney

Vernon Burton, Clemson University

Chaz Joyner, Southern Writer

John Mayfield, Samford University

The Marketplace of Values: Honor and Enterprise in the Old South

Regina Sullivan, Carson-Newman University

A Historian of ‘Humble Access’


1:00-2:15 Lunch

2:30-4:15 Brooks Forum

Chair: Otis Pickett, Mississippi College

Ashley Towle, University of Maryland

In the Cold Valley and Shadow of the South Land: African Americans and the Creation of National Cemeteries

Cara Rogers, Rice University

Jefferson and the “Solitary Voice”: Slavery, the Notes on the State of Virginia, and Education, 1769–1789

Rachel Gunter, Texas A&M University

More than Black and White: Votes for Women and (Dis)-Enfranchisement in Texas, 1918-1923

4:30-5:30 Membership Meeting

Dinner on Your Own (with option of joining in a group)



9:45-11:30 Session III:

Southern Environments

Chair: Mark Kinzer, National Park Service

Drew Swanson, Wright State University

A Fire in the Night: The Rhetoric and Reality of Ecoterrorism during Reconstruction

Tom Okie, Kennesaw State University

Orcharding Georgia: Taste, Culture and the Agrarian Imagination in the Nineteenth-Century South

11:45-12:45 Bradford Prize

Keri Leigh Merritt, University of Georgia

A Second Degree of Slavery: How Black Emancipation Freed The Deep South’s Poor Whites

1:00-2:30 Lunch and Concluding Keynote

David Shields