University Libraries' Speaker Series Spring 2008

News item published on: 2008-02-01 14:51:40

The Archaeology of theWinterville Mounds Chiefdom: 2005-2007

Dr.  H. Edwin Jackson

February 27, 2008 / 3:00 p.m. /Cook Library Room 123

Anthropologist and Southern Miss professor Dr. Ed Jackson presents the first installment of the Libraries’ Speaker Series on February 27 with, “The Archaeology of the Winterville Mounds Chiefdom:2005-2007.” The Winterville Mounds is the site of an ancient Native Americanchiefdom near Greenville, Mississippi. Dr. Jackson, who directs digs at the Mounds, will describe his field work methods and discuss what artifacts suggest about this prehistoric culture.


Golden Memories: The Early History of Southern Miss.

Ms. Yvonne Arnold

March 19, 2008 / 3:00 p.m. / Cook Library Room 123

In celebration of Founder’s Day (March 31),University Archives Specialist Yvonne Arnold will present the March talk, “Golden Memories: The Early History of Southern Miss.” A Southern Miss institution herself, Ms. Arnold will offer vivid tales of intrigue (who would have thought?) and profiled the personalities responsible for our existence on the academiclandscape. Historic Southern Miss photographs and memorabilia will be ondisplay.


A Is for Adults: The Sexualization of Children’s Literature and the Subversion of Innocence

Dr. Eric Tribunella

April 16, 2008 / 3:00 p.m. / Cook Library Room 123

Dr. Eric Tribunella “considers the motives and effects of sexualized retellings of children’s literature and how they work tosubvert notions of childhood innocence in favor of childhood agency” in “A Isfor Adults: The Sexualization of Children’s Literature and the Subversion of Innocence.” One saucy retelling takes the form of a graphic novel and has Wendy(Peter Pan), Dorothy (Wizardof Oz), and Alice (as in Wonderland) meet up and discuss their “adventures.” Dr.Tribunella’s talk concludes the Speaker Series on April 16 in Cook Library 123 at 3:00 p.m.


Programs in the Series represent unusual angles,creative connections, and lively interpretations produced from research inmaterials available through academic libraries, especially archives and special collections. Resources related to the three spring talks may be found in theLibraries’ Mississippiana Collection, University Archives, and the de GrummondChildren’s Literature Collection. For more information on the Libraries’ Special Collections visit the website at