Author Sharon Monteith to give Radical South lecture Thursday

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Written By Brian Powers Author Sharon Monteith will lecture on The Radical South: Southern Activism, Past and Present, Narrating Activism in the 1960s at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politicson the University of Mississippi campus. Her session is part of the 24th annual Oxford Conference for the… Read More >

Filmmaker Tom Thurman to Screen Harry Crews Documentary

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“Guilty As Charged” set to screen at Oxford Conference for the Book Written by Brian Powers Filmmaker Tom Thurman will screen and discuss his documentary, “Harry Crews: Guilty as Charged” during the Oxford Conference for the Book, Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m on the University of Mississippi campus in Lamar Hall, room 129. The… Read More >

Charles Reagan Wilson Honored with Obama Fellowship

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Charles Reagan Wilson’s international reputation as an expert on southern culture led to his selection for a fellowship in Germany last November.

“As an Obama Fellow, my responsibilities were to give a series of lectures at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, at Johannes Gutenberg University in Gersheim, and at the Philipps-Universität Marburg,” said Wilson, professor emeritus of history and Southern Studies. “My lecture topics included ‘The American South in the Obama Era’ and ‘Trump’s South.’ That last one was the one stirring up the most interest. I also lectured on ‘Creativity in Southern Culture,’ ‘The Southern Way of Life,’ and ‘Religion in the Civil Rights Era.’”

Conference for the Book Coming Up March 29-31

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For those who relish getting lost in a good story, the 24th annual Oxford Conference for the Book is an opportunity to gather with authors, editors and scholars. On March 29-31, the conference at the University of Mississippi, which is free and open to the public, includes readings, panel discussions and lectures by award-winning writers and first-time novelists.

Center to Offer New MFA Degree in Documentary Expression

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A new Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Expression begins this fall, and prospective students are encouraged to apply before the April 13 deadline. The new MFA, housed at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, will be a two-year (30-hour) graduate program that combines three forms of training.

Hip-hop and the South Lecture Set for Friday

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A conversation about the South and hip-hop music is set for Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in Barnard Observatory’s Tupelo Room. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture hosts a conversation between Regina Bradley and Kiese Laymon, “When the South STILL Got Something to Say: A Conversation about Hip Hop in the South.” The event, which will be introduced by Brian Foster, is free and open to the public, with a reception afterward in the lobby.

Professor Jodi Skipper to Receive Mississippi Humanities Council Honor

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Written by Edwin Smith, University Communications OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi anthropology and Southern Studies professor is among five people being honored this month by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Jodi Skipper will receive the Humanities Scholar Award on Feb. 10 during the council’s 2017 Public Humanities Awards program in Jackson. The agency recognizes… Read More >