Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply

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

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

Southern Register: Director’s Column

Editor’s Note: As a result of the disruption and cancellation of Center events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this spring and summer, we have chosen to move the Southern Register to online publication for this Spring-Summer 2020 issue. We’ll return to our usual print publication this upcoming fall, but until then we’ll publish weekly stories

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

A Bookseller Looks at Forty

Richard Howorth Shares Remembrances about the Early Days of Square Books and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture Four decades ago, in a senator’s office in Washington, DC, a future bookstore owner learned more than just strategy and skill in a friendly poker game. It was during this card game that Richard Howorth