Southern Studies is a branch of American cultural studies that brings many disciplines together to examine the complexities of the culture, history, and people that make up this region of the United States. Is the American South simply a region? Or is it defined by accent, art, food, belief system, religion, or something else entirely. The area of scholarship called Southern Studies examines the South through some of the following areas (although there are many more): Religion, Geography, History, Sociology, Language, Ethnicity, Foodways, Ecology, Literature, Politics, Economics, Music, Gender, Sports and recreation, Education, Media, Art and architecture, and Science. This display of books, films, and music is by no means exhaustive but is meant to give everyone a taste of the many areas that converge to create a meaningful study of the Southeastern United States. To learn more about Southern Studies, you can visit the Center for the Study of Southern Culture or the Center for the Study of the American South.
The higher education environment is comprised of a wide variety of individuals and each seeks a unique pathway to learning. Understanding neurodiversity helps us understand more about how people learn. Check out these resources on neurodiversity from the Libraries!
Clemson Literary Festival
Check out – literally and figuratively — books by the award-winning authors reading at the 16th annual Clemson Literary Festival (March 29-31)! The Clemson Libraries is proud to be one of the event’s longstanding co-sponsors.
Graphic Medicine is a type of graphic literature that uses graphic illustration to explore topics relating to healthcare and medicine. Displayed titles guide readers through difficult and heavy subjects such as aging, cancer, and COVID-19 through engaging images and text.
International best-selling author James Patterson will be speaking with Mike Lupica at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. as part of their tour to promote their new book, “The House of Wolves.” If you want to experience Patterson’s earlier works, please stop by either virtually or physically and check out the books and audiobooks (e-audio and audio CD) in our collections.