Annual Hamblin Lecture April 12 Features George Mason University Professor

Southeast Missouri State University will present the Robert W. Hamblin Lecture, “Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture,” given by Dr. Eric Gary Anderson, associate professor of English at George Mason University, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Ballroom A of the University Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Anderson is the co-editor of the recent book “Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture,” a collection of essays that examines versions of “undead-ness” in texts from Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories to Cormac McCarthy’s novels to HBO’s hit series “True Blood.” He is the author of “American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions” and a former president of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.