HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2015 – Dr. Scott Romine, author and expert on the South, will share his scholarship on the High Point University campus at 7 p.m. on March 18 in the Francis Auditorium of Phillips Hall. The event, part of the HPU Phoenix Reading Series & Festival, is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.
During his presentation titled, “God, the Moon Pie, and the Real South,” Romine will discuss sections of his award-winning monograph, “The Real South: Southern Narration in the Age of Cultural Reproduction,” alongside a forthcoming essay on Southern foodways. A Q&A session will follow the lecture.
“Dr. Romine is an internationally known scholar of Southern literary studies, and I am thrilled that our students will have an opportunity to hear him speak and ask questions about his research,” says Dr. Kirstin Squint, HPU department chair and assistant professor of English, who helped organize the event.
Romine is a professor of English and department head at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of “The Narrative Forms of Southern Community” and “The Real South: Southern Narration in the Age of Cultural Reproduction,” which won the 2009 C. Hugh Holman Award for best work of scholarship in Southern literary studies. He has published numerous essays on authors ranging from William Faulkner to Thomas Dixon Jr. and on subjects ranging from frontier humor to contemporary Southern foodways. He currently edits the Southern Literary Studies series at LSU Press and is working on a book on the literature of the Reconstruction period.
The Phoenix Reading Series & Festival brings a diverse array of writers and thinkers to the HPU campus each year. It is sponsored in part by an HPU Cultural Enrichment Grant.