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‘Beyond the Crossroads’ Wins Cawelti Award

UM professor Adam Gussow honored for fourth book APRIL 24, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Scholar and musician Adam Gussow explores the story of the devil and the blues though more than just cliches in his book “Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition,” published last fall by University of North Carolina Press. […]


Documentary About UM Professor Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker V. Scott Balcerek screening ‘Satan & Adam’ after two decades of work APRIL 13, 2018 BY GRACE NELSON The film industry is achieving big things as this year’s 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is set to premiere 75 new films. Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi associate professor of English and Southern Studies, is among […]


Jaz Brisack Named UM’s 15th Truman Scholar

Oxford junior was among three UM finalists for prestigious award APRIL 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Jaz Brisack, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s 15th Harry S. Truman Scholar. Brisack, a general studies major studying journalism, public policy leadership, and creative writing, was one of three UM finalists—Jarvis Benson, […]


Couple’s Gift Honors Late English Professor Charles Noyes

APRIL 5, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts Drs. Harvey and Di Ann Lewis of St. Petersburg, Florida, are supporting the J.D. Williams Library on the Oxford campus while honoring the late Charles E. Noyes, professor emeritus of English. “Dr. Noyes and I had a very professional and personal relationship while I was executive vice chancellor […]


Professor’s Graphic Essays on Fatherhood a 10-Year Labor of Love

Dustin Parsons uses diagrams and text to explore parental experiences APRIL 3, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The product of 10 years of work and a lifetime of observations, “Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams” is immensely important for author Dustin Parsons, partially because it’s his first book, but also because it’s about his own […]


English Professor to Share New Poetry Tuesday

Aimee Nezhukumatahil’s reading from ‘Oceanic’ begins at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books APRIL 2, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor will share excerpts from her latest collection of poetry Tuesday (April 3) on the Oxford Square. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative […]


UM English Professor Receives Prestigious Humanities Without Walls Funding

Caroline Wigginton and colleagues to study how indigenous art and activitism exert rights to homelands MARCH 29, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi English professor has been awarded funding from Humanities Without Walls as part of a collaborative team that will study how indigenous art and activism affect Native Americans claims to […]


Oxford Conference for the Book Celebrates Milestone Year

Event’s 25th edition features readings, panel discussions and lectures MARCH 9, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY For a quarter of a century, poets, novelists, journalists and scholars have gathered at the University of Mississippi to celebrate the written word. This year’s milestone event again brings people together from far and wide to celebrate the 25th […]


Professor Karen Raber Named Director of Shakespeare Organization

Headquarters of Shakespeare Association of America to be housed at university MARCH 8, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Karen Raber, a University of Mississippi English professor who specializes in Renaissance literature with an emphasis on ecostudies, animal studies and posthumanist theory, has been officially announced as executive director of the Shakespeare Association of America, a national organization dedicated to […]


Samyak Shertok Wins UM 3MT Competition

February 13, 2018  |  By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Every year, the University of Mississippi hosts a Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition. The competition consists of two rounds, during which graduate students are given three minutes to present an overview of their thesis or dissertation. The individual winner from […]