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Chris Offutt (left), Dean Glenn Hopkins, and Associate Dean Richard Forgette | Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications

TOWN&COUNTRY Magazine’s American Atlas: Oxford, Mississippi by Chris Offutt

The small town where Faulkner created masterpieces has a larger-than-life reputation as the South’s downhome capital of culture.

Screenwriting guru Offutt calls Oxford home

The Daily Mississippian features the English professor, novelist, and screenwriter whose creative ventures include comic books and graphic novels.

Festival Awards Student Filmmakers

Jordan Berger and Houston Settle won the Spirt of the Hoka Award for Best Mississippi Narrative at the 10th Oxford Film Festival.

New Cinema Minor Puts the Lens on a Media-Rich World

We live in an increasingly media-rich world. There is hardly a profession that does not involve the uses of cinema to at least some extent. “Journalism, for instance, is reinventing itself as something well outside the confines of print,” said Alan Arrivée, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and director of the new interdisciplinary cinema minor […]

New Cinema Minor Slated for Fall Semester

Six months ago, Alan Arrivee took a position in a state he’d never lived in to help students achieve their potential and to share his passion for cinema. He barely has what any student at UM would consider a proper office, but Arrivee doesn’t let his lack of equipment or space diminish his spirit or determination. […]