This episode of the Maine Humanities Council’s ‘Humanities on Demand’ podcast series is a recording of Stephanie Yuhl’s talk, “The Resonant Strings of remembering: The Visual Culture of Faulkner’s Plantation South.” This was recorded at Bowdoin College on March 7, 2015, as part of Winter Weekend 2015 with Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
Dr. Yuhl, a specialist in twentieth-century social, political and cultural history, regularly teaches courses on social movements, gender and sexuality, war and memory, and public history. Yuhl is the author of the prize-winning book A Golden Haze of Memory: The Making of Historic Charleston, and numerous scholarly articles and reviews. Her current work is an oral history of U.S. women soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In this talk, she provides us with a visual tour of southern identity and how it has been perceived over time.