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Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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James G. Thomas, Jr.
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James G. Thomas Jr. is Associate Director for Publications at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Since 2003 he has been managing editor of the 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He edited, with Charles Reagan Wilson, the Science & Medicine (volume 22) of the series. Thomas has worked as an editor on publications in New York and Oxford, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

James G. Thomas Jr., managing editor
Ann J. Abadie, associate editor

When the University of North Carolina Press joined with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi to publish the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture in 1989, a pioneering reference work was born. The first reference book to deal exclusively with an American regional culture, the Encyclopedia has served as a model for many similar projects at the state and regional levels. In the years since the Encyclopedia was published, globalization, economic transformations, and other cultural shifts have profoundly changed the South.

Now, the Press and the Center have come together again to publish The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the original reference that reflects these changes and the newest scholarship about the region. This edition will be published in a series of 24 individual volumes based on the thematic sections of the original Encyclopedia. The volumes will appear over the course of five years, with two or three volumes published each season.

 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

House Committee Room 4

Discussion

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

 

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing