As part of the spring 2015 documentary photography seminar taught by Dr. David Wharton, students photographed in Oxford and, for the sake of comparison, several smaller towns in North Mississippi.
Last Friday, August 28, was the 60th Anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. On Saturday, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner hosted several commemoration events, including tours of the newly renovated Sumner County Courthouse, where Till’s murderers were acquitted. Faculty members Ted Ownby, Jessie Wilkerson, Jodi Skipper, Katie McKee, and David Wharton attended the commemoration with several grad students. Below
This article, by James G. Thomas, Jr., appears in the Spring 2015 issue of the Southern Register. Southern Studies Draws Students from Abroad The Center for the Study of Southern Culture is not unfamiliar to guests and visitors from beyond US borders. Whether they be scholars, students, or enthusiasts of Southern culture in general, the… Read More >
Each year the Center gives several awards for papers and documentary projects, and the announcement is made at the Southern Studies Graduation celebration. Here are the winners for 2015. The Gray and Coterie Awards FOR the Best undergraduate papers in Southern Studies classes Gray Award, Emelda Lee Miller, “Makin’ Whoopee with the Devil, A Brief… Read More >
As the school year comes to a close, a grad student guest post from first year Southern Studies M.A. student Sophie Hay. “But, what do you want to do after your M.A. degree?” – The heart-sinking question so many grad students dread. As liberal arts students, we are repeatedly assured by faculty that our degrees… Read More >
Southern Studies graduate students all look forward to the day they emerge triumphant from the little blue room in Barnard Observatory after defending a thesis or internship. The blue room is now named in honor of Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, professor emeritus of Southern Studies and history and committee member on at least as many… Read More >
The Southern Foodways Alliance is hosting a Grad Student Conference on Food and Pop Culture September 10-11, 2015. Two paragraph (200 hundred words or less) abstracts are due May 25. All the details below. Pop Goes the Corn: 2015 Graduate Student Conference on Food and Pop Culture Presented by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Center… Read More >
Southern Studies 601 is a required course for all SST MA students, and most take it during their first semester. This fall, Dr. Katie McKee taught the course. In addition to reading a book a week (including Grace Hale’s Making Whiteness, Randall Kenan’s Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, and Zandria Robinson’s This… Read More >