Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
After 35 years as a member of the University of Mississippi faculty, including 11 years as director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, history and Southern Studies professor Dr. Ted Ownby is preparing to retire at the end of June.
Former students, colleagues, Center supporters, and community members are invited to help us celebrate Ted on Sunday, June 11. He will give a talk about his latest work at 3 p.m. in the Barnard Observatory Tupelo Room, followed by a picnic on the lawn at 4 p.m., and music by Southern Studies alums as part of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council‘s Summer Sunset Series in the Grove at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend the picnic on the lawn.
If you have any questions related to accessibility or general questions about this event, email Afton Thomas, associate director for programs, at email@example.com.
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The film screening of the “The Rough South of Larry Brown” includes a conversation with Gary Hawkins, Greg Johnson, and Tom Rankin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Proud Larry’s (211 S. Lamar Blvd). The event is co-sponsored by the UM Archives & Special Collections and is free and open to the public.
The life and works of Oxford, fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories: “Samaritans,” “Wild Thing,” and “Boy & Dog.”
More information about Larry Brown is available in this Mississippi. Encyclopedia entry.