Folklorist Charles Joyner To Lecture On Southern Music Nov. 6, 7
26, 2001-- Charles Joyner, one of the foremost authorities
on the history and folk culture of the American South, will deliver
the 2001 Page-Barbour Lectures at the University of Virginia Nov.
6, 7 and 8. His lectures, titled "Meeting of the Waters: The
Current of Southern Music," tracing the development of the
regions musical heritage from its African and European sources,
will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each day and are open to the public.
The Tuesday and Wednesday lectures will be in Minor Hall auditorium
and the Thursday talk will be in Wilson Hall auditorium.
the Burroughs Distinguished Professor of Southern History and Culture
at Coastal Carolina University, is the author of numerous classic
books and essays, including the award-winning study, "Down
By The Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community," and "Shared
Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture." Known for his
rigorous scholarship, humane vision and enthusiastic curiosity,
he has studied local cultures in the South for some four decades.
With doctorates in both history and folklore, he draws on both disciplines
for new insights and has lectured widely around the world.
By the Riverside," which focuses on slave life in the South
Carolina rice-growing country and the rich folk culture that sprang
from pain and injustice, has been called a model for interpreting
Page-Barbour Lectures, founded in 1907, are aimed at bringing fresh
understanding to any field in the arts and sciences. Past lecturers
have included President William Howard Taft, poets T.S. Eliot and
W.H. Auden, philosopher John Dewey, journalist Walter Lippman, psychologist
B.F. Skinner and psychiatrist Robert Coles.
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856