U.S. Poet Laureate Slated as UM Baine Lecturer

Ada Limon with hands on a table

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is set to deliver this year’s Baine Lecture at the University of Mississippi. Limón will discuss “What Poetry Can Do” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Fulton Chapel. Free and open to the public, the event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for the

Fall Documentary Showcase set for Friday

Join us in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory at 6 p.m. Friday, December 2 for the end of the semester celebration of Southern Studies student documentary work including film, audio, and photography. Students will be present to share and discuss previews of their projects which can be viewed online in their entirety. Free and

Skating South: Documenting Skate Culture in Mississippi

Skateboarders at the Oxford Skate Park

A project documenting the stories and culture of skateboarders in Mississippi created by students at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture enrolled in the Southern Studies 533: Fieldwork and Oral History course in Fall 2022 (taught by John Rash and Melanie Ho). This video was originally screened at Oxford Skate Park, November 2,

Brian Foster Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Foster enjoys designing courses to challenge and engage students Brian Foster is enjoying quite a successful conclusion to a wild ride of a year: the University of North Carolina published his book, he learned he would be co-editor of a prestigious sociology journal, and earned the honor of Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. Foster, assistant professor

Pandemic Views of North Mississippi

A virtual exhibit of a collection of photographs by students enrolled in Southern Studies Documentary Fieldwork (SST 534) class at the University of Mississippi. Students in the class, taught by David Wharton, were Annemarie Anderson, Eli Buguey, Parker Galloway, and Shea Stewart. Local Life, Interrupted: Pandemic Views of Northern Mississippi from UM Southern Studies on

A (Race and) Mississippi Reading List

A (RACE AND) MISSISSIPPI READING LIST Curated by Dr. B. Brian Foster GULF COAST (COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, INCLUDING BILOXI AND HATTIESBURG) • Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White by William Sturkey • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward • Fiction: Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward • Fiction: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Southern Studies Remote Classes Begin

Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – This is a new era at the University of Mississippi and at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all university classes have shifted to online delivery for the remainder of the spring semester. Katie McKee, the center’s director, said

Looking ahead to the Future of the South

Movement and Migration SouthTalks begin Feb. 20 Although the year 2020 seems futuristic in and of itself, faculty at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are looking beyond the present with a scholarly eye to the next 20 years and more. The Future of the South initiative focuses on the contemporary region and

Spring Special Topics courses examine food and film, the image of the South, and theories and traditions in documentary expression

The fall semester is flying by, and registration for the Spring 2020 semester starts October 28, so take a look at our special topics classes. SST 598 Special Topics Section 1: Food and Film Monday, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Ava Lowrey , Barnard Observatory, Room 108 In this one semester production course, students learn documentary filmmaking skills

Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities

Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul Written by By Rebecca Lauck Cleary OXFORD, Miss. – For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret, and document the American South in