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Chuck MalandLocal media outlets highlighted UT’s Conversations and Cocktails, which begins today, Tuesday, January 12. The event gives community members an opportunity to interact with guest scholars as they discuss history while enjoying a special dinner.

Charles “Chuck” Maland, who kicks off the series, recently talked to the Knoxville News Sentinel and WBIR-TV Channel 10 about the presentation he will give tonight, which will focus on James Agee, a Knoxville native and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who first became famous for his movie reviews for Time and The Nation published in the 1940s. Maland is the J. Douglas Bruce Professor of English and Cinema Studies.

Read the News Sentinel story onlineWatch the WBIR story online.