“Representations of the South in Popular Culture”
A lecture by Dr. Karen Cox
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 7 pm
Lake Charles, LA
Was the Old South ever really draped in moonlight and magnolias and complete with mammies, beautiful belles, chivalrous planters, white-columned mansions or even bales of cotton? Dr. Cox, author of Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture, states that people indeed thought of the South in those terms – because a nostalgic view of The South benefited northern (and Hollywood) advertising agencies, musicians, publishers, radio personalities, writers and filmmakers. And the nation bought it. But what happened when journalists started covering the civil rights movement, protest and conflict in the South? Dr. Cox is about to tell you.