From time to time we’ll feature articles from our print newsletter, the Southern Register. Here, an interview of Dr. Wharton by Associate Director for Publications and Register Editor Jimmy Thomas.
Gravy is the Southern Foodways Alliance’s quarterly journal. It portrays the diverse food cultures of the changing American South through creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, oral history, poetry, short fiction, recipes, and photography. Each issue has a loose theme related to the SFA’s work, with topics like Appalachia and women at work. The most recent issue… Read More >
In collaboration with the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference currently underway, the Center’s Gammill Gallery is hosting a documentary photography exhibit by Michael Ford, entitled Homeplace. Ford will give a lecture on Wednesday, July 23 at 12:30pm in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. The lecture and exhibit, both in Barnard Observatory, are free and open to… Read More >
The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference kicks off this Sunday on the University of Mississippi campus and in Oxford. This year’s theme is Faulkner and History. For a full schedule with speakers, visit the conference website. The Sunday night opening event at 7:30pm will include the presentation of the Eudora Welty Award by Center Associate Director… Read More >
The Oxford Blues Fest, hosted by the University of Mississippi Museum, begins this evening, Thursday, July 17. A panel on blues scholarship tomorrow at 1:15pm will feature Scott Barretta of the Highway 61 radio show and Mark Camarigg, managing editor of Center publication Living Blues. Southern Studies and English professor Adam Gussow will participate in a… Read More >
Each year, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture recognizes the writing talent of Mississippi high school students with the Eudora Welty Awards in Creative Writing. Presented during the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference on July 20, the awards are given for creative writing in either prose or poem form. Established and endowed by the… Read More >
The 20th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference will begin later this week. This conference is led by graduate students in one of our partner departments, the University of Mississippi Department of English. Center Director Dr. Ted Ownby will provide a welcome, and the Southern Foodways Alliance Board President Sara Roahen will give a… Read More >
The Charles Reagan Wilson Fund During his 33 years as a professor, Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson has been a mentor for many University of Mississippi students studying southern history and culture, and has served on at least a hundred thesis and dissertation committees, often as chair. At graduation in May, we dedicated and named the… Read More >