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Southern Rim 2 [videorecording] :the narrative tradition in the arts /Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Museum of Art, sponsors, undated

Birmingham-Southern College


Collection Information

Size: 11 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 5 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + brochure and 3 sound cassettes

Summary: Video recordings of 3 day conference on Southern art and artists and the narrative tradition shared with Southern writers. Included are sessions: "Visual Language: The Southern Birthright," moderated by William Dunlap, with Jo Harvey Allen, Harry Crews, Fannie Flagg, Mary Lynn Kotz and Jonathan Williams; "The Home Turf: A Cultivated Mythology," Mitchell Kahan, moderator, with William Christenberry, Frank Fleming, Ke Francis, Jane Livingston and James Surls; "Expatriates: the Southern Artist 'Out There'", Marcia Tucker, moderator, with John Alexander, Terry Allen, James Hill and Ed McGowin; footage of a reception for the exhibition "Southern Narrative"; and a musical performance by Terry Allen.
Also included are a brochure from the conference and 3 sound cassettes of a panel discussion held at the 1979 College Art Association meeting in Washington, D.C. relating to the first Southern Rim Conference in 1976. Particpants include John Alexander, John Canaday, William Christenberry, Larry Edwards, Jim Roche, and James Surls, with William Dunlap as moderator.

Biographical/Historical Note

The 1983 conference was organized by Birmingham-Southern College art professor Linda Burgess, and was funded by NEA and the Committee for the Humanities in Alabama. It was a follow-up to the first Southern Rim Conference held in October 1976 in Valle Crucis, N.C.


Lent for duplicating 1986 by Bill Dunlap, moderator of the conference.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Southern Rim 2 [videorecording] :the narrative tradition in the arts /Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Museum of Art, sponsors, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.