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2002

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December 2002
Man accused of stealing Faulkner letters (Dec. 4, 2002)
November 2002
Ole Miss professor heads to Italy for Rockefeller program (Nov. 4, 2002)
New novel by Donna Tartt hits bookstores (Nov. 1, 2002)
October 2002
Playwright Beth Henley’s mother stabbed to death (Oct. 25, 2002)
Call for papers: Proposed edited collection on Barry Hanny (added Oct. 21, 2002)
Historian Stephen Ambrose dies at 66 (Oct. 13, 2002)
Call for papers: John Kennedy Toole (added Oct. 12, 2002)
Clarksdale to host Tennessee Williams Festival (Oct. 11, 2002)
New book tours literary Mississippi (Oct. 8, 2002)
September 2002
Integration anniversary draws many to University of Mississippi campus (Sep. 27, 2002)
Myrlie Evers-Williams to help dedicate civil rights memorial at Ole Miss Oct. 1 (Sep. 12, 2002)
Barry Hannah one of 3 to receive Distinguished Faculty Fellowships (Sep. 6, 2002)
Latest issue of Yalobusha Review literary journal hits newsstands (Sep. 3, 2002)
August 2002
New Ole Miss professor brings blues into the classroom (Aug. 29, 2002)
Award-winning poets to launch Visiting Writers Series Sept. 5 at Ole Miss (Aug. 20, 2002)
Call for papers: “Faulkner and Ideology,” The Faulkner Journal, Vol. 21-22, Fall 2005-Spring 2006 (added Aug. 17, 2002)
Call for papers: “Faulkner and the Ecology of the South,” 30th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, Oxford, Mississippi, July 20-25, 2003 (added Aug. 6, 2002)
Call for papers: “Hemingway, Faulkner, and the Great American Writer: The Sound and Fury of Competition,” American Literature Association Conference, March 22-25, 2003 (added Aug. 17, 2002)
Call for papers: “Disclosing the Secret in Eudora Welty’s Fiction and Photography,” American Literature Association Conference, March 22-25, 2003 (added Aug. 6, 2002)
Call for papers: “Sideshow Wonders: Carnivals, Parades, Pageants, and Fairs in Eudora Welty’s Works,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, November 14-16, 2003 (added Aug. 6, 2002)
July 2002
New Grisham film finally set to begin filming in September (July 29, 2002)
Call for papers: Delta Blues Symposium IX: Defining the Delta (July 28, 2002)
Oxford American looking at move to Arkansas to stay alive (July 23, 2002)
29th Annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, ‘Faulkner and His Contemporaries,’ starts Sunday, lasts through Friday, July 26 (July 18, 2002)
Tickets for Faulkner Conference folk opera ‘As I Lay Dying’ on sale to public (July 18, 2002)
Kate Freeman Clark’s surprise art exhibition opens Sunday, runs through September (July 18, 2002)
Faulkner home to open temporarily for conference, then close until Spring 2003 (July 15, 2002)
Mississippi State University online resource highlights state’s black authors (July 1, 2002)
June 2002
Berry Morgan, 83, dies in West Virginia (June 22, 2002)
Journalists’ need for math skills prompts prof’s new book (June 18, 2002)
Tom Franklin, Grisham writer-in-residence at Ole Miss, ends year with new novel (June 17, 2002)
John Marszaleck, Mississippi State University historian, named ‘best speaker’ by national body (June 10, 2002)
Shay Youngblood is University of Mississippi Grisham writer-in-residence for 2002-03 (June 3, 2002)
May 2002
Yazoo City remembers Willie Morris in Memorial Day weekend celebration (May 17, 2002)
Time running out for ‘Oxford American’ magazine (May 15, 2002)
Faulkner’s work, home attract C-SPAN for live May 5 broadcast (May 2, 2002)
April 2002
Mississippi State University library exhibit highlights art, writings of Laurie Parker (April 30, 2002)
Best-selling author, alumnus Greg Iles to visit Ole Miss April 30 (April 29, 2002)
Medgar Evers papers donated to state of Mississippi (April 25, 2002)
William Ferris, southern culture expert, former NEH chairman, joins University of North Carolina faculty (April 23, 2002)
PBS miniseries to show life on the frontier (April 19, 2002)
Workshop offers ‘Novel Ideas’: How to start writing, get published (April 17, 2002)
Tennessee Williams’ ‘Slapstick Tragedy’ performances set for April 18-20 (April 12, 2002)
Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference to examine ‘Faulkner and His Contemporaries’ (April 12, 2002)
University of Mississippi library to feature Tennessee Williams exhibition (April 10, 2002)
March 2002
Museum to feature Welty photographs alongside works by other artists (March 31, 2002)
Oxford Book Conference celebrates Tennessee Williams, Grisham Writers-in-Residence (March 26, 2002)
Legislature plans Welty home funds (March 25, 2002)
Saks Fellowships available to high school teachers for Faulkner Conference (March 21, 2002)
Faulkner newsletter ceases publication after 20 year run (March 20, 2002)
Lewis Nordan, John Marszalek receive Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award (March 15, 2002)
Retired journalism professor Jere Hoar to be honored with reception April 5 (March 13, 2002)
University of Southern Mississippi Libraries present online exhibit on Will D. Campbell (March 1, 2002)
February 2002
2002 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference to examine ‘Faulkner and His Contempories’ (February 28, 2002)
Turn Faulkner reading into literary adventure (February 28, 2002)
Unique Faulkner portrait donated to University of Mississippi library (February 27, 2002)
University Press and Bookfriends to hold ‘Super Sale’ Feb. 22-24 (February 19, 2002)
Ninth annual book conference to focus on Tennessee Williams (February 14, 2002)
Book conference follows Larry Brown’s short stories to the screen (February 13, 2002)
Grisham’s Southern campaign rallies fans around independent bookstores (February 7, 2002)
C-SPAN to resume ‘American Writers’; Faulkner program to air May 5 (February 6, 2002)
Oxford American cuts back to four issues per year (February 1, 2002)
January 2002
Southern Culture Center to compile encylopedia of Mississippi (January 28, 2002)
Magnolia Independent Film Festival scheduled for February 7-9, 2002 (January 24, 2002)
Progress continues toward erected civil rights monument on the University of Mississippi campus (January 11, 2002)
Stephen Ambrose faces more plagiarism questions (January 10, 2002)
Historian Ambrose sorry for copying phrases (January 6, 2002)


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