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Free course on The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art

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  • Free course on The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art

    Thinking about taking this. sounds pretty damn interesting.


    The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art

    From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to the more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, we discover the stories, music, and art of the American South.
    About the Course
    This course explores the stories, music, and art of the American South and considers how they serve as a window on the regionís history and culture. We will see how the regionís distinctive sense of place defines music and literature in each generation. From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, stories, music, and art chronicle places and the people who live within them.


    Our course explores the nature of oral tradition and how its study can provide a methodology for understanding Southern literature. We will discuss Southern artists and photographers and will show how the history and traditions of the South influences their work. We will consider the work of Southern Writers and discuss how they utilize specific stories, music, and art as a structure for literary forms such as the novel and the short story. Lastly, we look into the rich history of southern music and its roots in work chants, fife and drum, and one-strand on the wall musics.
    Course Syllabus

    MORE AT LINK https://www.coursera.org/course/south
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