Palmer to Deliver Blues Lecture


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January 22, 2024
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Dr. Anthony Leigh,

Palmer to Deliver Blues Lecture

Montgomery, Ala. – As a warm-up act for the Night of Blues event featuring Clay Swafford and friends on February 5, Huntingdon Instructor of Language and Literature Dr. Will Palmer will deliver an introductory talk titled “Our Blues: Folk Expression in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.”  Dr. Palmer’s presentation will take place on Monday, January 29, at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall.

Dr. Palmer joined the Huntingdon faculty in the fall 2023 semester following a stint as a visiting assistant professor of English at Bucknell University.  He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Mississippi, Master of Arts in English at Auburn University, and Bachelor of Arts in English from Birmingham-Southern College. His specialties are race in literature, music and literature, sound studies, and modernism.

Free and open to the public, Palmer’s presentation is part of Huntingdon’s Community and Cultural Events Series, sponsored by Baptist Health.


Huntingdon College, in accordance with Title IX and Section 106.8 of the 2020 Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, other applicable federal and state law, and stated College policy, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  Similarly, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age and/or national origin in its education program

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Dr. Anthony J. Leigh

Senior Vice President for Student and Institutional Development; Dean of Students
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