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America’s First Literature: Discovering the Early Visions of Florida
The Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida is hosting a presentation about its digital resource “Early Visions of Florida.” Developed over the past 15 years, this web-based collection of early Florida literature is now adding video components with leading scholars from across the nation. During this talk, Dr. Thomas Hallock will discuss the process of assembling an anthology of early Florida literature from its initial collection to the current activities related to the video components. The presentation will showcase the online conversations with project contributors Kathryn Braund (Auburn University), Raquel Chang-Rodriguez (City College of New York), David Arbesu (University of South Florida), E. Thomson Shields (East Carolina University), Cassander Smith (University of Alabama), Timothy Johnson (Flagler College), and Raul Marrero-Fente (University of Minnesota).
Participants will be able to engage in a Q&A session following the talk, and, after, are invited to a reception at the Tavern at Bayboro. The lecture and related video project are funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with the University of South Florida.
Date/time: May 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presented By:Dr. Thomas Hallock, Professor of English, Literature and Cultural Studies, University of South Florida