Emory’s Allen Tullos to read from his book on Alabama at the Gnu’s Room

AUBURN – Allen Tullos, author of the just released “Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie,” will give a reading and sign books during a free public event Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Gnu’s Room, 414 S. Gay St. in Auburn. Tullos’ book explores recent state history in terms of government, politics and popular imagery.

The reading is sponsored by the Gnu’s Room and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

Tullos is a professor of American studies at Emory University and co-founder and editor of the Internet journal Southern Spaces. He is also author of “Long Journey Home: Folklife in the South.”

“We are delighted to partner with The Gnu’s Room to host Dr. Tullos,” said Jay Lamar, director of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center. “Allen’s book is one of the most important and rich studies of the state I know, and he is an excellent speaker. I think his work will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what makes Alabama the fascinating, sometimes frustrating and often beloved place it is.”

Jeff Jakeman, founding editor of the online Encyclopedia of Alabama and professor of history at Auburn, will introduce Tullos. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information go to www.auburn.edu/cah or www.thegnusroom.com.

Contact: Maiben Beard, (334) 844-4903 (maiben.beard@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)