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The Relevance and Future of the Southern Gothic:  More than Just Faulkner’s Legacy

Join us on Zoom as part of the Bartow History Museum’s on-line lecture programming on May 27, 2021 at 7 p.m.   Kathaleen Amende, Professor of English and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, will present, “The Relevance and Future of the Southern Gothic: More than Just Faulkner’s Legacy.” 

During her lecture, Amende will talk about what the “southern gothic’ is and how it differs from regular gothic.

In addition, she will discuss how now filmmakers, especially black filmmakers, have made use of this genre in recent and contemporary films.

Lastly, she will discuss how southern gothic grapples with the ecological future of America.  Make plans to be a part of this event.  The lecture is free for members and $6.50 for non-members.  Tickets are required.

This is a virtual lecture on Zoom.  Tickets are required.

The lecture is free for members and $6.50 for non-members.  Tickets

Get to know the speaker

Kathaleen Amende is a Professor of English and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama.  She has been teaching at ASU for fifteen years in the Department of Languages and Literatures.  Under her leadership, the College’s research portfolio has grown, programs in support of faculty research have been started, and an institute dedicated to leadership mentoring is in the works.

She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College, her MA from the University of New Orleans, and her PhD from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her specialties are in Southern and American literature, and she explores these specialties in her manuscript Desire and the Divine: Feminine Identity in White Southern Women’s Writing, published through Louisiana State University Press.  She has also published numerous articles and book chapters on the Civil Rights Movement, William Faulkner, southern religion, and southern sexuality.  Her most recent work, including a second manuscript, has been exploring the post-apocalyptic landscape in southern literature.  Recently she has also been active in Immersive Theater and her theatrical work Fade was produced by Sinking Ship Productions in New York City.  She was also recently invited to show her work at the Stockholm Fringe Festival in Sweden.

She’s a fan of running with her dogs, playing poker, and watching movies, though she doesn’t have enough time to do any of them as much as she’d like.

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