Meet the SFA’s Journal Gravy

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 >

Gammill Gallery Exhibit by Michael Ford Part of Faulkner Conference

Image of the Gammill Gallery, located in the Barnard Observatory

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

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

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 >

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Grad Conference

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

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 >

Center Launches New Journal “STUDY THE SOUTH”

The Center has just launched a new journal, Study the South. Study the South is a peer-reviewed, multimedia, online journal, published and managed by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

Grad Students Work with SFA and SouthDocs on Farish Street Project

More than a year ago, Southern Studies grad students Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson set out to investigate and document Jackson, Mississippi’s Farish Street as part of a Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Documentary Project effort to study the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Through oral histories, photography, and film, the students asked… Read More >