FW: Tell About the South
What does it mean to be Southern?
"Because I was born in the South, I'm a Southerner.
If I had been born in the North, the West or the Central Plains,
I would be just a human being."
Noting that the South looms large in the American imagination, in its
literature, movies, music, and cuisine, we have once again asked high
school students throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana
and Arkansas to tell us how their region shapes their identity. What
does it mean to be southern today? What characteristics, experiences,
attitudes make you southern? Is a southern identity a blessing or a
burden? Read more at
We have a new look!
Come explore our recently redesigned web site at
http://deepsouth.tulane.edu. Check out upcoming events. Get the scoop
on new and ongoing projects, like "A Taste of the South." Find resources
for educators, scholars, students, and visitors. View our newsletters
And don't forget the Curiosities and Oddities, like the Taxidermy Hall
of Fame of North Carolina Creation Museum and Antique Tool Museum!.
Read more at http://deepsouth.tulane.edu/curiosities.html
How literate is YOUR city?
Every year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater asks, "how well does
your city cultivate literate, 'bookish' behavior in its citizenry?"
Drawing on a variety of data sources, they measure how likely people are
The southern city with the most bookstores is Atlanta; the one
publishing the most periodicals is Washington, DC; and the city with the
most libraries is Montgomery. Southern cities that made the top 100
6. Washington DC
15. Atlanta, GA
17. Louisville, KY
18. Birmingham, AL
22. Austin, TX
24. Norfolk, VA
25. Baltimore, MD
28. Charlotte, NC
29. Nashville, TN
30. Baton Rouge, LA
36. Tampa, FL
37. Miami, FL
38. Montgomery, AL
39. Oklahoma City, OK
43. New Orleans, LA
48. Virginia Beach, VA
50. Shreveport, LA
Find the study details at http://www.uww.edu/npa/cities/index.html
And don't forget to visit us at http://deepsouth.tulane.edu!
Deep South Regional Humanities Center
at Tulane University
200 Broadway Ste 203
New Orleans, LA 70118 USA
office voice (504) 862-8027
office fax (504) 862-8026
Visit our new web site at http://deepsouth.tulane.edu/