Tyler Keith earns M.F.A. degree

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As a musician, Tyler Keith’s love of music was bound to be a part of his graduate studies. During his time in the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression program, he looked at the intersection of gospel and blues in the North Mississippi Hill Country and how locality is

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation

Letter of Support for Colleagues’ Statement on Monument Relocation The Center for the Study of Southern Culture lends its full support to the statement by U.S. historians in the University of Mississippi’s Department of History, reproduced below. Further, we support the statement by our English Department colleagues, “‘There Is No Excuse’: University of Mississippi Faculty

Southern Register: MIAL awards

  Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Announces Winners This year the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (MIAL) honored several artists, musicians, and writers with connections to the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, including Ann Abadie, Jimmy Cajoleas, Will Jacks, and Susan Bauer Lee. Abadie won the 2020 Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.

Southern Register: SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary About Hurricane Camille

SouthDocs Filmmaker Releases Documentary about Hurricane camille Rex Jones, who has been a documentary filmmaker with the Southern Documentary Project since 2011, produced his most recent film, Camille: The Original Monster Storm, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Camille and its impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jones, a native of Hickory, Mississippi, with

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List

This Moment in America: A Southern Studies Resource List On Friday, June 5, the Center published a letter to former, current, and incoming students, in the aftermath of the recent injustices resulting in the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In the letter we asked our students to “think seriously about ways

Southern Register: Study the South Publishes New Essay

Study the South Publishes New Essay on the Economic South In this essay, “More Pricks Than Kicks: The Southern Economy in the Long Twentieth Century,” Peter A. Coclanis traces the evolution of the southern economy over the “long twentieth century,” which in his view began around 1865 and is not yet over. During this lengthy

Southern Register: Class of 2020

  Southern Studies Students Earn Degrees and Awards Despite the strange way the semester ended, Southern Studies students worked hard, even through a pandemic. May 9 was the official graduation date for three undergraduate majors and five graduate students, who either earned their MA or MFA degrees. Several of those students also earned Southern Studies