Final Thoughts on Southern Lit

I don’t think Southern Lit is something that you can define. I think each individual person has to figure out what Southern Literature is for them. It could be Twain’s greatest novel or Hurston’s lesser known novel. It could be a book you have sitting on your book shelf about that small southern town, except it’s not quite as quaint and perfect as it looks on the outside. All in all, I think that the Canon, which tells us what’s southern and what’s not, is not the end-all meets-all. Like Jack Sparrow said about the pirate code, “It’s more like guidelines”.

That being said, this class has been amazing. I can’t wait to do it again in Modern American Lit next semester.

“I have done!”

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