Several Meek School of Journalism and New Media professors and UM writers will be featured speakers during the University of Mississippi Special Collections’ spring brown bag/lecture schedule. All events will be held at noon in the Faulkner Room (Special Collections, 3rd floor, J D Williams Library). Here is a list of upcoming events.
“Cotton Oral Histories and the Lessons Along The Way.” Alysia Steele, UM assistant professor of multiple platform journalism and author of Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, will speak about her new oral history and documentary project that focuses on the history of cotton.
“Covering the Civil Rights Movement: Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Curtis Wilkie, UM Cook Chair and associate professor of journalism, will speak about his news reports covering the Civil Rights Movement and his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“The Remarkable Life of Theora Hamblett: Stories of Friendship and Art.” Dr. Ed Meek, assistant vice chancellor emeritus for public relations and associate professor emeritus of journalism, and Marti Funke, collections manager of the University Museum and Historic Houses, will speak about the life, legacy and artwork of Mississippi artist Theora Hamblett.
“On Tour: Promoting the Book.” Dr. Ted Ownby, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture; Kiese Laymon, professor of English and creative writing; and John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, will speak about book publishing and touring.
“Art and the Faulkners.” Publisher and author Larry Wells and Bill Griffith, curator of Rowan Oak, will speak about the Faulkner/Falkner family as artists.