Personally Speaking takes us on often unexpected and always fascinating journeys that in 2017-2018 will range from the role of food in shaping our culture to the role of slaves in the abolition movement and from the influence of Thomas Wolfe to defining genocide today.
Four UNC Charlotte scholar/researchers will lead conversations about books they have written and how they came to write them in the 8th year of the annual series presented by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in partnership with J. Murrey Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte Center City.
The events are open to the public without charge, but registration is required.
The 2017-2018 Personally Speaking conversations are:
- Consuming Identity — The Role of Food in Redefining the South (University Press of Mississippi) by Ashli Quesinberry Stokes
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, UNC Charlotte Center City
- Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature (University of Tennessee Press) by Paula Gallant Eckard
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, UNC Charlotte Center City
- To Kill A People: Genocide in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press) by John Cox
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, UNC Charlotte Center City
- To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement (The Kent State University Press) by Christopher Cameron
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018, UNC Charlotte Center City
Each program will be followed by a reception and book signing. Parking instructions will be emailed several days prior to the event.
For more information on each book and author and to register, please click on the book title above.