Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Floating Prison or Tropical Paradise?

In Islandology, Marc Shell explores the dynamic history of lands surrounded by water

In Islandology, Marc Shell uses Shakespeare’s Hamlet as the key to unlocking lessons hidden in the way nations describe their homeland. Shell will give a free public lecture at Rhodes College in Memphis on March 15.

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Laying the Foundation

Mary Ellen Pethel’s Athens of the New South credits Nashville colleges for the city’s post-war prosperity

Mary Ellen Pethel’s Athens of the New South argues that Nashville’s growth as a center for commerce and culture is rooted in the institutions of higher education that were founded in the decades after the Civil War.

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