Tema Stauffer and Dr. Leslie Bickford will discuss the photographs in Southern Fiction, on view in the Rutledge Gallery of the Winthrop University Galleries through October 6. Dr. Bickford has taught widely in the areas of twentieth-century American literature and African American literature. Her research interests include investigating the ways in which hegemonic discourse works to shape subjectivity and, conversely, in understanding the ways in which peoples othered by discourse on the basis of race, sex, nationality, or sexual preference resist such inscription through the creative use of language.
A solo exhibition of Southern Fiction is on view in the Rutledge Gallery of the Winthrop University Galleries in Rock Hill, South Carolina through October 6. Concurrent in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery upstairs is a group exhibition, Rites Preserved, featuring visual art, documentary photography, and performance art by Mike Baker, Andy the Doorbum, and Abe Patridge centered around themes of ceremony and divination. The opening reception for both exhibitions will be on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 and a conversation about Southern Fiction will take place on Thursday. September 21.
Photographers Ben Depp (TIDE LINES: A Photographic Record of Lousiana’s Disappearing Coast), Neilson Hubbard (THE AMERICAN SOUTH), and Tema Stauffer (SOUTHERN FICTION) will participate in a panel discussion on “Picturing the South” moderated by Ryan Steed at the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson. The discussion will take place on Saturday, August 19 at the State Capital 204 from 10:45 – 11:45am, followed by a book signing for at 12:15pm in the Signing Tent.
Contributing editor Melanie Chapman reviewed Southern Fiction for the PhotoBook Journal: Tema Stauffer – Southern Fiction
Southern Fiction is on view at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University from March 10 – April 23. A conversation with Tema Staufffer and Lauren Rhoades will take place on Friday, March 31 at 6pm, followed by a reception for the exhibition. Lauren Rhoades is a writer based in Jackson, the former director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Rooted Magazine, an online publication dedicated to telling unfiltered stories about what it means to call Mississippi home.
A conversation with Matt Sawyer about road trips in the Deep South, artistic influences and creative paths, serendipity and human connection, rivers and rural churches, Eudora Welty and Medgar Evers, and writers Casey Cep, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, and Lauren Rhoades is a Story Made Podcast.
Interview featured in the KnoxvilleVoyager: Life & Work with Tema Stauffer
Southern Fiction is listed as one of 7 display-worthy books ideal for gift-giving by Suzanne Van Atten for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.