On October 28th, the History Department came together to tailgate before the Alabama-Tennessee game. Though our graduate students with degrees from the University of Tennessee were thoroughly harassed, students and professors had a wonderful time playing cornhole, eating Brunswick stew, and celebrating another gameday. Thank you to everyone who helped with setting up, brought food, and enjoyed the day with us!
Dr. Jacqueline Avila, an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Tennessee, will be discussing the the corrido (a traditional Mexican ballad) in Mexican cinema from the 1920s to the 1950s and the importance of both these ballads and the cinema in the construction of a new Mexican identity after the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Dr. Avila is a musicologist with an historical bent, and her presentation will include video and audio presentations that promise to be very exciting. Dr. […]