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Mercer alumnus publishes book on the impact of Southern literature during the Cold War era

Jordan Dominy, Mercer alumni, has published a new book discussing the influence of Southern literature during the time of the Cold War. Photo provided by Jordan Dominy

Natalie Yaeger, Lead News Writer

February 15, 2020

“My book examines the role that Southern literature, and to a degree the study of Southern literature in universities, played in Cold War culture in the United States in the 20th century,” Dominy said. “This was important for the time because the United States was actively expanding its political system and interests to counter global interventions from the communists in the USSR.” 

Southern studies major gains national recognition, program continues to grow

Rebecca Mayo

April 13, 2011

The southern studies program at Mercer University is less than 10 years old, but it has established itself in the local community as well as having gained national recognition. This year, Mercer faculty and staff have planned new ways to continue to expand the program. The southern studies program a...

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