Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees announced

  There are many familiar names on the list of 2021 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominees, including four with connections to Southern Studies. Brian Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies, for his non-fiction book “I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life“ Andrea Morales, producer/director

Upcoming October SouthTalks

The month of October includes a wide variety of SouthTalks, including a special Gilder-Jordan Lecture “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy” presented by Carol Anderson at 6 p.m. Oct. 13, and a Voting Rights and Community Activism series lecture “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today” at 5 p.m.

SouthTalks Events Go Virtual

Speakers include Jelani Cobb, Carol Anderson, and Jacqueline Olive Register here to receive the free link for any Q&A Like everything else this fall, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s SouthTalks are different than normal due to COVID-19. This semester, all the events are online, so although they won’t take place in Barnard Observatory,

Elliot Grime Explores the Cultural Landscape of Mississippi

Celebrating our latest Southern Studies thesis defender Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past two years, he has taken documentary courses enabling him to get first-hand experience interacting with people, places, and the

MA student produces “Black Power at Ole Miss” documentary

Black Power at Ole Miss: Remembrance, Reckoning, and Repair at Fifty Years commemorated the mass arrest of nearly ninety Black students – and expulsion of eight – on February 25, 1970 at Fulton Chapel. The event remembered the activism and sacrifice of students, reckoned with the harm and trauma caused by the actions of the

Spring SouthTalks Begin Jan. 29

Series includes broad range of topics, including series on Southern population shifts OXFORD, Miss. – The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, is offering a wide variety of events this spring, including five lectures focused on movement and migration in the South. SouthTalks explore

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 Written By Rebecca Lauck Cleary The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. SouthTalks explore

Earn your MFA in Documentary Expression

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to the Center’s Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression program, which began in the fall of 2017. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019. The MFA is a two-year (30-hour) graduate program that combines coursework in Southern Studies and interdisciplinary fields with advanced training in photography, film,

MFA Showcase Gives Students Experience Presenting Their Work

By Rebecca Lauck Cleary As a finale to the fall semester, the students in the MFA for Documentary Expression program showcased recently completed film and photography projects. John Rash, producer/director for the Southern Documentary Project, said the event was an impressive exhibition of the multiple talents of all of the MFA students and what they