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Leigh Anne Duck, associate professor from the University of Mississippi, to serve as final spring academic speaker


Contact 1: Lionel Crews


MARTIN — Leigh Anne Duck, an associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi, will present a seminar titled “Screening Civil Rights: Placing the Movement in Space and Time” at 6 p.m., April 14, in the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Campbell Auditorium.

Duck edits “The Global South” journal and is the author of “The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism.” She has also written several essays on literary and visual representations of the U.S. South, which have appeared in “American Literary History,” “American Literature” and the “Journal of American Forklore.” She is currently writing a book tentatively titled “Hollywood South: State, Cinema, and Societal Change.”

This presentation is part of UT Martin’s Academic Speakers Program. The Academic Speakers Program annually features top speakers who meet with students from the university’s Honors Programs and offer presentations to the public. Duck is the final speaker for the 2015-16 academic year.

UT Martin’s Campbell Auditorium is located inside the Andy Holt Humanities Building.

For more information, contact Dr. Lionel Crews, director, UT Martin Honors Programs, at 731-881-7436 or by email at lcrews@utm.edu.

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