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

Oxford Conference for the Book returns as an in-person event

The Oxford Conference for the Book returns to Oxford and the University of Mississippi March 30-April 1 as an in-person event. Conference sessions will be held on the UM campus and in downtown Oxford. “I’m so pleased to hold this conference in person this year,” said Jimmy Thomas, conference director. “We’ve put together an amazing

Natasha Trethewey to give inaugural Ann Abadie Lecture July 18

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference have joined together to create a lasting tribute to one of the founders of the Faulkner Conference. The new Ann Abadie Lecture in Southern Studies will take place annually at the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference as a tribute to Ann Abadie,

Oxford Conference for the Book goes virtual this week

The Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, goes virtual this week. Five sessions are available to watch anytime here, with accompanying live Square Books events, including: Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. CST: A Live Square Books event on Zoom

Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8 Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly

Connecting with Children’s Book Festival authors

Originally, the Oxford Conference for the Book Children’s Book Festival was planned for Friday, March 27 as an opportunity for first-graders to meet Oge Mora and fifth-graders to meet Cassie Beasley. Although because of COVID-19 they can’t meet the authors in person, there are ways for young readers to connect online. Mora, who graduated from

Oxford Conference for the Book canceled

The Oxford Conference for the Book will not take place on April 1-3, 2020 due to concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The conference is the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “We are disappointed that we had to cancel the conference, but the health

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