Thursday, October 8, 2015

University of South Alabama Common Read

With the choice of his book, Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, as the 2015-16 Common Read book for the University of South Alabama, Frye Gaillard has begun a year’s worth of campus programming on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement – conducting readings and campus-wide discussions, hosting visiting speakers, and delivering guest lectures in multiple classes. Gaillard’s Writer in Residence position at the university also includes public programming throughout Alabama and the South, discussing his books and issues of importance. In the past three months, he has been a part of programs in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Virginia, with readings and discussions from Cradle of Freedom; The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina; The Books That Mattered: A Reader’s Memoir; Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters; and Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Faculty Appointment, War and Memory Center

Frye Gaillard has been named to the interdisciplinary faculty of the Center for the Study of War and Memory at the University of South Alabama. Founded in 2012, the one-of-a-kind center studies the collective memory of war and its impact on society, both in the United States and abroad. Steven Trout, director of the Center, wrote the Foreword for Gaillard’s 2015 book, Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family’s Civil War Letters. The book is a January release from NewSouth Books in Montgomery, AL.

Visit the center's website here!