Fall 2016 Brown Bag Schedule

The Fall 2016 Southern Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series begins next week. All lectures take place in Barnard Observatory’s Tupelo Room from noon to 1 p.m., are free and open to the public, and occur most Wednesdays during the semester.

Wednesday, Aug. 31: “The Culture of Breastfeeding. ”John Green, University of Mississippi Director of Population Studies; Michele Alexandre, University of Mississippi Professor of Law; Mary Knight, University Communications, moderator. Panel members will discuss some of the issues and barriers facing breastfeeding mothers in the rural South.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: “Ten-Minute Song Analyses.” Jaime Cantrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of Mississippi; Darren Grem, Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi; Ted Ownby, Center Director and Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, discuss songs.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: “The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s.” Kenneth Janken, Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janken discusses his new book examines the 1971 events and the subsequent movement for justice that strongly influenced the wider African American freedom struggle, through extensive interviews, newly declassified government documents, and archival research.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 “Using Photography to Teach about the Harlem Renaissance.” Amy Cameron Evans, Houston, Texas. Evans discusses the exhibit she is debuting in the Gammill Gallery. The exhibit comes from a class in which she used photography to teach middle-school students about the Harlem Renaissance.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Willie: “The Life and Times of Willie Morris.” Teresa Nicholas, Jackson, Mississippi. After conducting over fifty interviews and combing through over eighty boxes of papers in the archives at the University of Mississippi, many of which had never been seen before by researchers, Teresa Nicholas provides new perspectives on a Mississippi writer and editor who changed journalism and redefined what being southern could mean.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: “Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the US South since 1910.” Julie Weise, University of Oregon. Rooted in U.S. and Mexican archival research, oral history interviews, and family photographs, Corazón de Dixie unearths not just the facts of Mexicanos’ long-standing presence in the U.S. South but also their own expectations, strategies, and dreams. (Please note this special Tuesday lecture.)

Wednesday, Nov. 16: “Southern Sound and Space.” Chris Colbeck, Southern Studies MA Graduate,  shows his MA film based on interviews with southern musicians.


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