An Interview with Dr. D’Andra Orey

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Dr. D’Andra Orey of Jackson State University gave a Brown Bag talk on Wednesday, April 12 as part of the Center’s Radical South Brown Bag Series, presented in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies. Documentarian Chris Colbeck interviewed him about his research, and you can watch the interview here.

Center Partners with Isom Center for Radical South Month

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The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, in collaboration with other departments and centers at the University of Mississippi, are cosponsoring a series of lectures, roundtables, and presentations in April 2017 under the umbrella “The Radical South.” The month-long series seeks to complicate conventional narratives about the South, southern identity, race, and romanticized notions of region.

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.’”

Watch SHAKE ‘EM ON DOWN on PBS

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You can now watch the SouthDocs film Shake ‘Em on Down by Joe York and Scott Barretta online through the Reel South initiative. Reel South is the result of a partnership between UNC-TV and SCETV and the Southern Documentary Fund, and highlights the documentaries from around the region, making them available through public broadcasting stations.

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.