Emily Wallace, graduate of our Folklore program and prize winning author, just published a blog entry for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Edited by fellow Folklore alum, Sara Camp Arnold, Emily’s illustrated short essay brings her back to her thesis research on the social, cultural, and culinary histories of pimento cheese.
Mike Taylor, Folklore alum and recording artist, is featured in Indy Week. Nationally recognized for his songwriting and recording, Mike is releasing his latest album, Haw.
Dan Cobb, Associate Professor of American Studies and coordinator of American Indian Studies, speaks on the place of music in the classroom:
The New Yorker magazine celebrates Professor Philip Gura’s “Truth’s Ragged Edge:The Rise of the American Novel” as one of its “Books to Watch Out For.”
Dan Cobb, “Might as well be on Mars: Community, Power, and Poverty in Clyde Warrior’s America,” at the University of Oklahoma-Stillwater, 26 March 2013.
The Americanist Speaker Series presents: Christopher B. Teuton
“Writing and Editing in a Cherokee Cultural Context: A Backstory of Cherokee Stories of Turtle Island Liars’ Club”
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Home of Priscilla Wald and Joe Donahue, 2605 McDowell Rd., Durham NC 27705
Dr. Christopher B. Teuton is Associate Professor of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Dr. Teuton teaches Indigenous Textual and Cultural Studies within the American Indian Studies curriculum of the American Studies Department. Dr. Teuton’s scholarship is in the forefront of developing Indigenous research methodologies within the study of Indigenous literature
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club (University of North Carolina Press, 2012) is the first collection of ethnographically recorded Western Cherokee oral traditional stories published in over forty years. In this talk, Dr. Christopher Teuton (Cherokee Nation) describes the textual and cultural politics he and the four Cherokee elders who comprise the Turtle Island Liars’ Club negotiated as they recorded, wrote, and edited this important contribution to Cherokee cultural knowledge.
This fall, UNC enters into its fourth year of membership in the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies, an innovative interdisciplinary consortium of American Indian Studies graduate programs at universities in the US and Canada that is headquartered at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Bernie Herman is not a marine biologist, but he knows an awful lot about oysters. For instance, it doesn’t take much space to grow the mollusks. The gathering space on campus between UNC Student Stores and Lenoir Hall fondly known as The Pit “would easily grow a million,” he says. Read More…
Daniel M. Cobb, Associate Professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies concentration coordinator, received the 2012 Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.