BOOK TALK – Dr. Jolene Hubbs

Camellia Room, Gorgas Library 711 Capstone Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Dr. Jolene Hubbs’s book, Class, Whiteness, and Southern Literature, explores the role that representations of poor white people play in shaping both middle-class American identity and major American literary movements and genres across the long twentieth century.

Rose M. Gladney Lecture on Justice and Social Change: Julian Saporiti

UA Student Center Theater 751 Campus W Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Julian Saporiti is a musician/scholar whose songs address the tragic legacies of the Vietnam War (he’s half Vietnamese) and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. His music appears under the Smithsonian Folkways label. He earned a PhD in American Studies from Brown University. The lecture/performance will especially appeal to anyone with interests in folk music/storytelling, video arts, the American wars in Asia, refugees and immigration, and Asian American identities.