Percival Everett to give Ann J. Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies

Author Percival Everett gives the second annual Ann J. Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 in Nutt Auditorium, located at 542 University Ave., as part of the 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. The lecture is free and open to the public. This year’s conference focuses on Faulkner’s modernisms. Percival

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters honored several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are William Dunlap and Kenneth Holditch, recipients of the

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bill Perry holds his hands up around a microphone.

The June 12 show features the Bill Perry Quintet, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Living Blues magazine   The annual Summer Sunset Series returns to the Grove stage at the University of Mississippi with a series of four Sunday evening concerts in June. Summer Sunset Series is a free community

Ralph Eubanks honored for Reflecting Mississippi

Ralph Eubanks

Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded Eubanks, visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and writer-in-residence

Congrats May Graduates

We are so proud of of our May graduates! Congratulations on all of your hard work. Daisy Bruce of Troy, Alabama is graduating with a double major in Southern Studies and Political Science with Cum Laude honors. Danielle Buckingham  of Louisville, Mississippi is graduating with an M.A. in Southern Studies. Her thesis “Good Love is

Journey to Commencement: Mattie Ford

Mattie Ford smiles as she throws the pages of her thesis in the air outside of the Honors College.

For Mattie Ford, a Tennessee native, using her hands to climb rock walls, dig vegetables & write intricate papers were all a way to grow both academically & professionally at UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Read about her Journey- https://bit.ly/3vtE32k  

Imani Perry lecture rescheduled online for April 12

Imani Perry will give her rescheduled Oxford Conference for the Book/Future of the South Lecture “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of A Nation” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. During this virtual event, she will give a 45-minute lecture, and Castel Sweet, director of the Center

Mississippi Day set for Saturday, April 9

Saturday, April 9, 2022 The Circle 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mississippi Day is an outdoor “open house” where visitors will enjoy a variety of hands-on learning activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, and opportunities to engage with our many academic departments. Members of the public, families, alumni, UM students, faculty and staff, and prospective students and their