Personally Speaking: Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature

When November 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
Where UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St., Charlotte 28202
Website https://clas.uncc.edu/PS
Speaker(s) Paula Gallant Eckard
Registration Details & Deadlines Required: Here
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public 18+
Parking Details Complimentary; Parking information will be sent a few days before the event to those who register.

North Carolina’s favorite literary son Thomas Wolfe published The Lost Boy in 1937. Even today, stories of the American South are steeped in a sense of “lostness,” often seen through the eyes of children as they experience loss, grief and tragedy. In her book, Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature, author Paula Gallant Eckard calls upon Thomas Wolfe’s evocative and autobiographical novella The Lost Boy as a touchstone for her analysis of contemporary Southern novels and will tell “the story behind the story” at Personally Speaking.

A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.

Paula Gallant Eckard is an associate professor of English and the director of the American Studies program at UNC Charlotte.

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