Jacquelyn Dowd Hall to Give Gilder-Jordan Lecture September 24

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The 2014 Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History will take place on Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm in Nutt Auditorium on the University of Mississippi campus. This year’s lecturer will be Jacquelyn Dowd Hall of the University of North Carolina, and she will present “How We Tell About the Civil Rights Movement and Why It… Read More >

Gammill Gallery Exhibit by Michael Ford Part of Faulkner Conference

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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 >

Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference Begins Sunday

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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 >

Oxford Blues Fest Features Center Faculty, Staff, Friends

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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 >

Eudora Welty award winners announced

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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 >

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference

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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 >

New Fund Honors Charles R. Wilson and Benefits Grad Students

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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 >