The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Southern Intellectual History Circle will take place February 21-23, 2013, at Mercer University. The program is below the fold.
5:00 pm Woodruff House, Keynote Address
Chair: Beth Schweiger (History, University of Arkansas)
Keynote: Michael O’Brien (History, University of Cambridge) “A Retrospective on the Southern Intellectual History Circle, 1988-2013"
Friday, February 22 (President’s Room, University Center)
9:00-11:00 am Responses to Keynote Address – Chair, David Moltke-Hansen
Jane Dailey (History, University of Chicago); Susan Donaldson (English and American Studies, The College of William and Mary); Michael Kreyling (English, Vanderbilt University); Steven Stowe (History, Indiana University, emeritus)
11:15-1:15 Session I
Chair and Respondent, Mitchell Snay, Denison University
Jonathan Wells (History, Temple University), “Charles Dickens, Slavery, and the American South”
Ian Binnington (History, Allegheny College), "Confederate Americanism; or, the Imagined Nationalism of the South in the American Civil War"
Michael Bernath, (History, University of Miami), “The Confederacy as a Moment of Possibility”
1:15-2:15 Catered lunch on Campus
2:30-4:30 Session II
Chair and Respondent, Houston Roberson, University of the South
Randal Jelks (African American Studies, University of Kansas), “1963, Paths to Emancipation: Black Intellectuals and Activist and the Question of the Emancipatory Power of Black Religion”
Patricia Sullivan (History, University of South Carolina), “"What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement?"
Trudier Harris, (English, University of Alabama), "From Realistic Scoundrel to Magically Real Hero: Martin Luther King in Katori Hall's The Mountaintop"
Dinner on one’s own
Saturday, February 23 (Trustees’ Dining Room, University Center)
9:30-11:30 Circle Discussion of Session I – Margaret Abruzzo (History, University of Alabama), Moderator
11:30-1:00 Catered lunch on campus
1:00-3:00 Circle Discussion of Session II - Jennifer Ritterhouse (History, George Mason University)
3:30-4:30 Exhibit of John Spivak’s photographs of Georgia Chain Gangs – Hardeman Gallery Gallery Talk –
David Davis (English, Mercer University)
6:30 Dinner for Circle participants at local establishment
It will surprise no one when I say: these are my people!