This lecture offers insight into the development of the sacred monuments of paintings, sculpture, and architecture along the Camino de Santiago, and the rich political undercurrents that informed their appearance.
“By studying the monuments associated with the pilgrimage during the Middle Ages, we not only illuminate their medieval audiences, but also shed light upon their greater historical circumstances.”
— Carey Fee
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A site with links to university resources, designed for students, parents, faculty and staff, as a one stop shop for everything Southern Miss.
Regaining faith in humanity can happen in many possible forms. John Mark Lawler, assistant professor of Graphic Design, found it while backpacking and meeting pilgrims of various faiths on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Lawler began backpacking the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago at the end of June of 2014 and finished in 28 days. This project is primarily photography, but also has a video component showing the pilgrims sharing their stories and discussing their reasons for taking on the voyage.
Lamar Wilson is the author of Sacrilegion (2013), which was selected by Lee Ann Brown as the 2012 winner of the Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series and also was a finalist for the Thom Gunn Poetry Award, and Prime (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), a collection of poems and interviews with the Phantastique Five.
For more information, visit the Visiting Writers webpage.
“Beefeaters and Beer Swillers,” a course on the history of eating and drinking in Great Britain, proposes that there is more to British cuisine than eel pie and weak tea. From farm to table, and from countryside to colonies, this course explores the development of British cuisine over 300 hundred years during which an island nation became a global empire and a people learned to enjoy good food.
For more information, please contact Professor Andrew P. Haley, Department of History.
Barrett has authored more than 60 chapters and articles concerning cognitive, developmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of religion. His interdisciplinary interests are evident in that he has scholarly journal publications in anthropology, philosophy, religious studies, psychology, and even literary studies in interdisciplinary journals. His authored books are Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (2011), and Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief (2012).
Eagle SPUR is a competitive grant program in which undergraduates can receive up to $1000 to conduct independent research and creative activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Funding can be used to purchase equipment and supplies, pay for travel, and/or provide a stipend in support of time spent on the project.
The deadline for proposal submission is March 18, 2015 for projects to be conducted during the Fall 2015 semester. Much more information is available on the CUR website, and there will be a workshop on Friday, February 13 at 2 pm (Cook Library Room 123) that will discuss proposal preparation.
Mississippi Moments is celebrating ten years of broadcasting the stories of Mississippians by moving to a five-day-a-week broadcast schedule on Mississippi Public Radio. Beginning Monday, February 2nd, Mississippi Moments will air Monday through Friday at 12:30pm on MPB radio.
Please extend a warm Mississippi welcome to our visitors from Panama!
Adult themes, strong language and nudity.
Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre.
Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.
c4W, the graduate organization in the Center for Writers, invites faculty, staff, students, and the Hattiesburg community to come listen to original works of fiction and poetry read by the authors.
The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the College of Arts & Letters (A&L) are proud to co-host the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium. We hope to see undergraduate students from across campus participate in large numbers as both presenters and attendees.
Participants will read and discuss a selection of children's and young adult stories,learn about the history of games in children's and young adult literature, visit the world famous de Grummond Children's literature collection and archive and learn how to play Quiddich from members of the Official Southern Miss Quiddich Team. Daily snacks will be provided.
The week will culminate in a real Quiddich Tournament!
For more information, please contact the Department of English.
The creative writing camp will provide activities and writing workshops designed to encourage young writers to explore their literary talents under the guidance of published writers. Participants in the camp will be introduced to fiction, poetry, and related articles designed to establish a better understanding of literary art and to explore their individual talents and tastes. Each participant will produce original poetry and fiction culminating in a contest and public reading in a friendly and supportive environment.
For more information, please contact the Department of English.
"In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate, all invariably hostile. Little did they know that within two years their beloved king would be dead and their labours seemingly wasted. Tracing the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history, Heckel engagingly and with great detail shows us how Alexander earned his appellation, The Great."
Discussion moderated by Dr. Miles Doleac,
Associate Professor of Classics.
This lecture by Henry R. Nau is named in honor of Henry’s father. John F. Nau joined the faculty of Southern Miss in 1952 and became the first chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion in 1955. He was chair of the department for 17 years and taught at Southern Miss for 26 years until his retirement in 1977. He was recognized with the title of Distinguished University Professor.
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
Sponsored by the School of Music.
Where would we be without our custodial crew? Too horrible to imagine. If you see Denise, Mitch, or Margaret around the building, please let them know you appreciate all they do for us!
For more information on the Center for Writers, please visit the English Department website.
Need some graphic design in your life? Rise Creative is an on-campus design agency run by faculty and students in the Department of Art & Design, and offers logos and branding, video production, social media, advertising campaigns, poster design and much more.
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Student Success Website
This January, we will be officially launching the new Student Success website, a joint venture of the Student Success Committee and the College of Arts & Letters.
The site brings together links to important resources on campus, quick log-ins to Blackboard and SOAR, a new search bar tailored to bring up relevant results from the USM site, links to USM forms, SOAR shortcuts for faculty and staff, FAQs for students and parents, and much, much more!
This site is intended to be a resource for the entire Southern Miss community. Please take a look at the site, and sned any suggestions or comments to webmaster Danielle Sypher-Haley, web designer for the College of Arts & Letters.
In Search of Mississippi Community Cookbooks
The Mississippi Community Cookbook Project helmed by Andrew P. Haley (History), Wendy Atkins-Sayre (Communication Studies) and Dana Fennell (Sociology) is collecting and digitizing pre-1970 Mississippi community cookbooks in order to preserve and comment on the history of small towns all over the state.
Cookbooks donated to the project will become part of the permanent collection at McCain Archives. (If you are reluctant to give up a family heirloom, they understand, but would still love to take a look at your cookbook.) To donate, please contact Andrew Haley at email@example.com.
Books by Arts & Letters Faculty
Arts & Letters is full of creative, engaged scholars and researchers.
Did you miss Dave Davies, former Dean of the Honors College and current Interim Chair of Mass Comm dancing Gangnam Style with Seymour on the steps of Honors House? Flashback time!
Facebook: Getting Maximum Impact
Many people at USM are trying their hand at event promotion on Facebook. For maximum impact, rather than create a new page for an event, try creating an event for your department's existing page, so you'll have built-in followers. Not sure how to do that? Check out this video created by Kerri Walker, A&L Public Relations Intern.
Mississippi Moments to be Broadcast Five Days a Week
"For ten years, the Mississippi Moments radio broadcasts on MPB have brought to the people of Mississippi the stories of their common history from the people that experienced it. With this new daily schedule, we will be able to share more stories from the collections of Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage" - Louis Kyriakoudes, director of Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Ross Walton, who produces the program says: "Mississippi Moments also shares the stories Mississippian's way of life, learning to hunt, fish or farm from their parents, or continuing the shared traditions that make Mississippi and its people so unique."
Gulf Coast Mornings Radio
Dr. Pauly assessed the causes, characteristics and consequences of the marginalization of French Muslim communities generally and the links between that marginalization and last week's terrorist attacks against the weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris.
Segment 2: Show The Cover or The Terrorists?
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Never miss another event in a series you follow with our new printable Arts & Letters event schedules! Philosophical Fridays, War & Society Roundtable, Visiting Writers, Music, Theatre, and Culinary Communities Lecture Series are available here!
Live Oak Teacher Consultant Wins Milken Family Foundation Teaching Award
Cagney Weaver, a teacher consultant with the Live Oak Writing Project on the Southern Miss Gulf Coast campus won the prestigious MIlken Family Foundation teaching award. This monetary award celebrates excellence in teaching.
Links We Like
Tromboteam! - TROMBOTEAM! seeks to inspire and entertain audiences throughout the country. This unique chamber ensemble prides itself on performing music of different styles and periods throughout history. (Ben McIlwain, School of Music)
Memorious - Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction is an online literary journal publishing poetry, fiction, and views on literary craft, including reviews, interviews, and sketches. Memorious was founded in 2004 by Robert Arnold, Rebecca Morgan Frank (Department of English), and Brian Green.
Hub Dance Collective - HDC creates professional choreographic and performance opportunities for its collaborating artists, while bringing the highest quality modern dance shows to its audiences. (Meredith Early, Stacy Reischman Feltcher, Elizabeth Lentz, Kelly Ferris Lester, Rebecca Sleger McArthur, Department of Dance)
Southern Miss Acquires 103rd Infantry Division Archives for McCain
Through the efforts of Kenneth Swope of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society & Stephen Haller at McCain Archives, Southern Miss has acquired the complete archives of the 103rd Infantry (Cactus) Division from World War II. The Dale Center will also assume oversight of a redesigned website for the 103rd, currently being constructed by Danielle Sypher-Haley, webmaster of the College of Arts & Letters. Representatives of the 103rd will be on campus November 6-8 to deliver the materials to the McCain Library & Archives.