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The Forty-Fourth James Edwin Savage Lecture in the Renaissance: “Demonic Possession and the Theater in Early Modern England” by Brian Levack. April 12th at 6p.m. Bondurant Auditorium

Brian Levack grew up in a family of teachers in the New York metropolitan area. From his father, a professor of French history, he acquired a love for studying the past, and he knew from an early age that he too would become a historian. He received his B.A. from Fordham University in 1965 and […]


First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. April 11, 2016 Ford Center for the Performing Arts 6:30 p.m. Opening Remarks 7:00 p.m. The History of Shakespeare’s Text

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Workers Discover Smokestack and Railwork Where William Faulkner Composed *As I Lay Dying*

On Tuesday, March 22, workers at the University of Mississippi excavated the brick foundation for the smokestack structure originally located just to the west of the 1908 power plant building where William Faulkner composed As I Lay Dying in the fall of 1929.  The brickwork was discovered upon removal of a concrete pad that had in recent […]


Check out Derrick Harriell’s article “Chicago State State of Mind” in Los Angeles Review of Books.

Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s worked as assistant poetry editor for Third World Press and The Cream City Review and has taught community writing workshops for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens. A two-time Pushcart Nominee, Harriell’s poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. Cotton (Aquarius Press-Willow Books 2010) is his […]


English Alumnus, Taylor Sledge, Finds Success in Finance

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MFA Candidates Maggie Woodward and Gothatoane Moeng Chosen for the 2016 Seaside Writers Conference

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Gregory Heyworth delivers his talk: How I’m Discovering the Secrets of Ancient Texts at TEDxUM

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Chris Offutt to read at Square Books on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 5:00pm

Chris Offutt will read from his latest work My Father, The Pornographer at Square Books on Wednesday, February 10th at 5p.m.  For more information, click here.


Hubert Creekmore State Historical Marker Dedication, October 9th, 4p.m. Water Valley, Mississippi

Please join us for the unveiling of the State Historical Marker dedicated to the life and work of Mississippi author Hubert Creekmore (1907 – 1966) on Friday, October 9th at 4p.m. in Water Valley, Mississippi. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Unveiling of the State Historical Marker at 114 Panola Street, the family home built by […]


Beth Ann Fennelly Awarded Fall 2015 Orlando Creative Nonfiction Prize

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