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 >

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.

Music of the South Symposium to Explore Defining and Presenting Traditional Music

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Music of the South Symposium:Defining and Presenting Tradition in Southern Music – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 This spring’s Music of the South Symposium will investigate the creation and performance of the South’s various traditional music forms. The one-day symposium, “Defining and Presenting Traditional Music,” sponsored by the Center, Living Blues magazine, and the Blues Archive,… Read More >

Margaret McMullan Gives Special Lecture Wednesday

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Margaret McMullan Gives Special Lecture Wednesday On Wednesday March 2, to begin the 23rd annual Oxford Conference for the Book, Margaret McMullan gives a special Brown Bag at 11 a.m. in the Faulkner Room in Archives and Special Collections at the J. D. Williams Library. McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels, including her… Read More >

Oxford Conference for the Book Brings Variety of Authors to UM

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By Rebecca Lauck Cleary Pulitzer Prize-winning authors as well as first-time novelists are part of the variety of legendary and debut writers hosted at the Oxford Conference for the Book March 2-4. Poets, journalists, scholars, and readers visit the University of Mississippi for the 23rd conference. The three-day event, which is free and open to… Read More >

Clothing and Fashion in Southern History Symposium Next Week

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Clothing and Fashion in Southern History February 22 – 23, 2016 The Center will host a symposium on Clothing and Fashion in Southern History on February 22 – 23. The symposium will convene scholars from the fields of history and cultural studies who will contribute essays to a forthcoming book on the subject. The scholars… Read More >

Snapshots from the Semester – Grad Student Guest Post

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Here, an end of the semester photo wrap-up with second year Southern Studies grad student Sophie Hay, who documents Center events and life as part of her assistantship. Follow the Center on Instagram for more photos by Sophie and others. Snapshots from the Semester Fall semester has been a busy one in Barnard Observatory; the… Read More >

Save the Date for the Oxford Conference for the Book

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The 23rd Annual Oxford Conference for the Book (OCB) is set for March 2–4, 2016, to bring together fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists, poets, publishers, teachers, and students for three days of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and social events that celebrate the written word.

B. B. King, Honorary Professor of Southern Studies

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As B. B. King is laid to rest Saturday in Indianola, we wanted to share footage from the 2004 Blues Today Symposium when the Center named King an Honorary Professor of Southern Studies. Charles Reagan Wilson, then Director of the Center, conveys the honor. Greg Johnson of the Blues Archive did a public interview with… Read More >