A number of generous foundations and businesses provide essential support for the conference, and our collegial departments at University of Mississippi provide important resources and assistance.

The Twenty-Eighth Oxford Conference for the Book is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Square Books, the College of Liberal Arts, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Department of English, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of History, the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, the African American Studies Program, the Sherman L. Muths Jr. Lecture Series in Law Endowment, the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and Thacker Mountain Radio.

The conference is partially funded by the University of Mississippi, the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, the National Book Foundation, the R&B Feder Charitable Foundation for the Beaux Arts, the Phil Hardin Foundation, and a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council.