Personally Speaking Looks at “Lostness” Through the Eyes of Children

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, UNC Charlotte scholar 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.

Eckard will tell her “story behind the story” at Personally Speaking on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at UNC Charlotte Center City (320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte 28202). The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.

Registration is required. Parking information will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event.

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


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