© 2022 South Carolina Public Radio
Radio Website Header-Waves 6 3.0.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Work continues on the tower for 90.1, WEPR-FM, Greenville. The station is periodically operating at low power and may go off the air in order to protect the workers on the scene. Streaming is unaffected.

WEJ at 21: What was the most influential Southern novel of the 20th century?

The late Noel Polk and Tudier Harris, with Walter Edgar, taping "Take on the South."
SCETV/SC Public Radio
/
The late Noel Polk and Tudier Harris, with Walter Edgar, taping "Take on the South."

As part of our continuing celebration of Walter Edgar’s Journal at 21 we present an encore broadcast from May of 2009.

Internationally renowned Southern literature scholars Trudier Harris, University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Alabama, and the late Noel Polk, formerly of Mississippi State University join Dr. Edgar to debate the question “What was the most influential Southern novel of the 20th century?” This episode is a companion of the SCETV’s Take on the South: What was the most influential Southern novel of the 20th century? That was originally broadcast on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. Take on the South is a series of eight, one-hour, live-to-tape debates produced by SCETV for the University of South Carolina's Institute for Southern Studies (ISS) under a grant provided by Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. You can watch this program, on demand, at knowitall.org.

News and Music Stations: Fri, Dec 10, at 12 pm; Sat, Dec 11, at 7 am
News & Talk Stations: Friday, Dec 10, at 12 pm; Sun, Dec 12, at 4 pm

Stay Connected
Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.