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A Divine and Diverse Gallery of the New Millennium T.S. Eliot, in a 1919 essay on Hamlet, defined the term objective correlative as “the only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an ‘objective correlative’; in other words, a set of objects, a...read more
Returning Southern History to the Victims It Consumed Not only is the history of slavery a controversial topic, but there’s also a generational debate over if it’s a subject of current conversations. Millennials insist they discuss slavery over happy hour...read more
From Humble Origins to Global Connections American summers have long been filled with tunes connected to the South. Elvis Presley’s first single, “That’s All Right,” was released in July 1954. In the late 60’s, the summers of love, sun, urban riots, and war protests...read more
A Pair of Dark Southern Tales to Brighten Your Vacay A Google search of “Summer Reads 2017” delivers millions of results. Every media outlet and reading resource from Southern Living magazine to the Hahira Public Library has an opinion about what the literary society...read more
Healing Lessons on Immigrants from Two Debut Authors As discussions about immigration dominate and divide the nation, the media and other aspects of society are quick to push their own opinions but slow to empathize with the experience of those caught in the middle —...read more
The Dominance of Language in Meditations on the Mother Tongue The Southern melting pot of language and culture often appears more like a salad chopped into historical time periods. The scattered ingredients, often too easily picked out, generate a simplified version...read more