Academic journal article The Mississippi Quarterly

The Southern Picturesque: A Symposium

Academic journal article The Mississippi Quarterly

The Southern Picturesque: A Symposium

Article excerpt

The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 28, 2001
9-11 AM, 1-3 PM

The symposium will explore through the papers of scholars, readings by writers, and slide presentations by artists the idea of the picturesque in the characterization of the American South as "quaint" and "charming" as well as underlying aesthetic and political considerations from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Northern and Southern purveyors of culture have represented the South as a hospitable and genteel scene. John Conron in American Picturesque has recently presented this issue as an urban and national phenomenon rather than a regional one. The symposium will examine this topic in literature, painting, and photography from a regional perspective, including rural, urban, class, sectional, and geographic contexts. This symposium complements the current exhibition at the Historic New Orleans Collection: In Search of Yesterday's Gardens: Landscapes of 19th-Century New Orleans.

The morning session will include scholarly papers and discussion by Carrie Tirado Bramen (SUNY-Buffalo), Judith Bonner (USAFA/HNOC), Thomas Bonner, Jr. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.