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October 21 to 28, 2021

Delve into the works of numerous Southern-born and -influenced authors with English professor Elaine Treharne during daily lectures and discussion sessions.

Uncovering a rich and complex history. Explore the colorful pasts of Savannah and Charleston and their environs. Visit the cities’ beautifully preserved 18th-century historic districts dotted with Victorian-era squares, the sprawling grounds of nearby former plantations, a famous cemetery, Old Fort Jackson above the Savannah River and an historic light station. A nation within a nation. During our visit to St. Helena Island, learn about the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how the Gullah developed their own Creole language and culture after being isolated from mainland influences for many decades. Reading list. Examine the lives and works of a dizzying array of authors, including Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Isabel Wilkerson, Richard Wright, C. Van Woodward and Jesmyn Ward.


$7,295 per person, double occupancy


Elaine Treharne

Professor Treharne researches medieval British literature, manuscript studies and the history of text to recover the stories and literary traces of those who have gone before us.

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