Friday, April 17, 2009

Audio: New Podcasts from This Goodly Land

This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape has just added three new podcasts to our "Multimedia" page. (These podcasts are also available via This Goodly Land at iTunes U.)

In "Old Southwest Humor," Maiben Beard from the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities interviews Dr. Benjamin B. Williams, Professor emeritus of the Auburn University Montgomery Department of English about frontier humor from the 1830s to the 1860s.

In another audio, Dr. Dwayne Cox of the Auburn University Libraries reads an example of Old Southwest humor: an excerpt from Joseph Glover Baldwin's book The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi.

Finally, we have prepared an audio version of Dr. John C. Hall's Draughon Seminar on William Bartram and his travels in the South. This audio has been split into three parts to make downloading easier.

Supplemental materials for these programs are available at This Goodly Land's Web site and include audio transcripts, reading lists, discussion questions, and lesson plans.

Stream "Old Southwest Humor" Audio.

Stream "Flush Times" Audio.

Stream "Bartram's Travels" Audio, Part 1.
Stream "Bartram's Travels" Audio, Part 2.
Stream "Bartram's Travels" Audio, Part 3.

(To download, right-click on the link(s) above and choose "Save Link As ..." or "Save Target As ...")

Learn more about the subjects of This Goodly Land's audio podcasts from our supplemental materials.

Midge Coates, Project Manager
This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape

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