Since we can’t gather in person to celebrate the written word this year, we’d like to post audio and video from previous Oxford Conferences for the Book. We begin the series with John T. Edge in media res, introducing Daniel Woodrell, who reads from his novel Give Us a Kiss: A Country Noir, from The… Read More >
Originally, the Oxford Conference for the Book Children’s Book Festival was planned for Friday, March 27 as an opportunity for first-graders to meet Oge Mora and fifth-graders to meet Cassie Beasley. Although because of COVID-19 they can’t meet the authors in person, there are ways for young readers to connect online. Mora, who graduated from… Read More >
The Oxford Conference for the Book will not take place on April 1-3, 2020 due to concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The conference is the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “We are disappointed that we had to cancel the conference, but the health… Read More >
Free public annual event set for April 1-3 Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Along those lines, both book lovers and friends are set to converge April 1-3 in Oxford for the 27th Oxford Conference for the Book. Free and open… Read More >
Movement and Migration SouthTalks begin Feb. 20 Although the year 2020 seems futuristic in and of itself, faculty at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are looking beyond the present with a scholarly eye to the next 20 years and more. The Future of the South initiative focuses on the contemporary region and… Read More >
Voices of Reconstruction is a two-day event devoted to understanding Reconstruction in Holly Springs. The conference begins with “Ecology of Reconstruction: Race & Land Use in Mississippi,” featuring Dr. Mark Hersey, associate professor of history and Director of the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES) at Mississippi… Read More >
Readings, panel discussions and lectures are free and open to the public What do a championship poker player, the U.S.-Mexico border controversy and the Appalachian South have in common? They are all part of this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 27-29 at the University of Mississippi. The 26th annual event is… Read More >
Oxford Conference for the Book Celebrates Milestone Year Event’s 25th edition features readings, panel discussions and lectures OXFORD, Miss. – For a quarter of a century, poets, novelists, journalists and scholars have gathered at the University of Mississippi to celebrate the written word. This year’s milestone event again brings people together from far and wide… Read More >
Music from the American South has made an indisputable impact on culture and politics in the U.S. and around the world, and an upcoming symposium at the University of Mississippi will examine the South’s most prominent and influential musical voices.
The Southern Music Symposium will address questions such as how musicians are creating “Southern” in their sounds and speaking to broader matters of national and international importance, and in what ways they build on the sounds of the past or provide the soundtrack for our common and divided present.