Emily Bernard grew up
in the South and lived for some years in New York City. Now that it’s
summertime, she’s preparing for a trip home – and contemplating where "home" truly is, and what it takes to feel like we
Commentator Emily Bernard is an associate professor of English and
Ethnic Studies at UVM. She says that back when she was preparing the
syllabus for her fall semester course "Race and the Literature of the
American South," the irony of teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn during black history month didn’t occur to her.