Volume 49, Issue 1
The Deep South Issue
James A. Crank is an Assistant Professor of American literature at the University of Alabama. He is the author of Understanding Sam Shepard (U of South Carolina P, 2012) and editor of the forthcoming New Approaches to Gone With the Wind (Louisiana State UP, 2015).
I am pleased to welcome you to our first issue of 2015 – and my first as the new editor. I am writing to you in the imposing shadow of the former editor of The SSSL Newsletter, David Davis, someone whom I consider not just a good friend but also a generative collaborator: David and I went to graduate school at Chapel Hill together and took many of the same classes between 2000-2006. He graduated with his Ph.D. a year before me and was an immense help navigating the various hoops of graduate school.
In fact, it occurs to me that I have been fortunate enough to be able to pick up where David left off often during my career, first with the Southern Literary Journal and now with the newsletter. Four years ago, it was David that first posed a question on the SIZZLE listserv about how one navigated the difficulties of teaching Gone With the Wind; his question sparked such a large conversation that it spilled over to our conference in Nashville. That panel overflowed into an important edited collection scheduled for publication this December (and featuring many members of our organization).
And so, I feel there is a kind of fearful symmetry to me once again following in David’s footsteps, this time as editor of our organization’s newsletter; I am sure the entire SIZZLE body joins me in congratulating him on his accomplishments, not just with the newsletter but also with his new position at Mercer. Thanks for all your good work, David!
One of the things I admired about David’s vision for the newsletter was that it wasn’t simply announcements and bibliography; he established an ethos by which each issue investigated a specific topic within our discipline and then set about – through interviews, essays, and creative pieces – to explore it in depth.
I am pleased to follow his example as I focus this spring on the “Deep South,” in part because we are in the midst of an expansion in the field of southern studies – a corrective to be sure, but a reorientation that is beyond due for a field that, at one point, was gruelingly introspective, insular, white, and dominated by men’s voices. A good bit of the momentum surrounding a refocusing of our discipline is thanks to continuing negotiations inside the field, a groundswell sometimes termed “new southern studies” (though that phrase has been contested in recent issues of the newsletter) and its emphasis on the South as heuristic. Another more important aspect of the evolution of southern studies is the emergence of scholars like the one I had the pleasure of interviewing for my inaugural issue, Sharon P. Holland
Sharon Holland and scholars like her (for example, Riché Richardson, Martyn Bone, Leigh Ann Duck, Jon Smith, and Scott Romine) all stress the messiness embedded within the heart of regional associations and articulate how such fantasies of cohesiveness have the ability to silence, distort, and cause a kind of discursive violence to the very subjects they supposedly represent. What happens, they ask, when we try to negotiate the various identities that define the “South” – for example, those celebrated in magazines and television, or ones articulated through political discourses and/or popular culture, those that supposedly represent the lived lives of working poor in rural and urban areas of the southern United States – within a framework of production, commodity, and national identity?
What happens when we think of the South from the bottom up? What do we find when we turn the frame upside down? What do we see in the Deep South that might be a resource as we think about geographies of identity? And how does a reframing of southernness operate as its own corrective to emphasize the invention and play that we sometimes read as essentialism and nativism?
What happens, in short, when we get deep?
John T. Matthews, President of SSSL, is Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of several books, most recently William Faulkner: Seeing through the South.
I’m fairly certain I speak from the least spring-like part of the SSSL world, but New England has gleefully surrendered blizzard season—with our record-setting snowfall this year—and giddily embraced the first signs of spring: cherry blossoms on the Common, runners along the Esplanade, glimpses of what we recall as “the ground.” Most of this column will be devoted to a fuller description of the plans for our conference on the topic of The South in the North, to be held March 10-12 next year in Boston (a time we’ll optimistically think of as near-spring). I’ve included the text of the announcement of the topic and CFP that will be posted on our website, on our Facebook page, and on MLA Commons. Please circulate and publicize word about the conference.
There’s been a lot of excitement about meeting in Boston, and we’re looking forward to a lively time. The organizing and program committee for SSSL Boston is Susan Scott Parrish (University of Michigan), Anthony Szczesiul (University of Massachusetts, Lowell), Melanie Benson Taylor (Dartmouth College), Lynnell Thomas (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Zackary Vernon (Merrimack University), and John Matthews (Boston University). We welcome proposals for individual papers and full panels. Pre-arranged panels are also welcomed. We invite calls for papers for panels, and will post them on the SSSL Facebook and webpage. Feel free to contact us as early as you’d like about preliminary ideas and suggestions. Please direct all correspondence to John Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before I get to the information about the conference below, there is first the pleasure of announcing the winners of the Society’s annual awards:
The Louis D. Rubin Award for best article on southern literature published in 2014 is awarded to Patricia Stuelke, presently on the faculty at Harvard University’s Program in History and Literature, and newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Dartmouth beginning next year, for her article “’Times When Greater Disciplines Were Born’: The Zora Neale Hurston Revival and the Neoliberal Transformation of the Caribbean,” American Literature 86.1 (2014): 117-145.
The C. Hugh Holman Award for best book on southern studies in 2013 is awarded to Keith A. Cartwright, Professor of English at the University of North Florida, for Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways: Travels in Deep Southern Time, Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority (U of Georgia P). Honorable mention is awarded to Jon Smith, Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, for Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies (Georgia UP).
On behalf of the Society, I’d like to thank the members of both prize committees for their demanding, timely, and (I’m assured) gratifying work. For the Rubin: Michael Bibler, Amy Clukey, Elizabeth Engelhardt, Jon Smith, and Coleman Hutchison (chair); for the Holman: Brannon Costello, Jennifer Rae Greeson, and Sarah Gleeson-White (chair).
Our conference in Spring 2016 will take place in Boston, beginning Thursday, March 10, and continuing through Saturday, March 12. All session meetings will take place on the campus of Boston University, and conference room rates have been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, on the Charles River, directly across from the BU campus, and within short walking distance, beginning Wednesday evening, March 9, through Saturday evening.
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Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Boston, March 10-12, 2016
The South in the North
SSSL’s meeting in Boston will be the first the organization has held in a location north of the Mason-Dixon line. Ironically, in many ways this has never mattered less, as southern literary studies’ formative focus on regional difference and distinctiveness has been retrained to take in a broader view of the South’s reciprocal material and imaginary relations with the US North, other regions, the nation, and transnational permutations of North/South dynamics. As scholars of a regional literature, we have been invigorated by innovative scholarship on the way the imagining of region figures in the imagining of nation, on the construction and consequences of southern exceptionalism, on the continued expansion of analytical concepts of southernness (and northernness) in hemispheric, transatlantic, and global contexts.
Now well-established, the shift from east-west to north-south axes in cultural, as well as economic, political, and other fields, invites continued exploration of its local, regional, national, hemispheric, and global manifestations. To make the most of meeting in Boston to discuss southern literature, the topic for SSSL 2016 at its inception four years ago was agreed upon as “The South in the North.” An earlier symposium on this topic took place at Simon Fraser University this past January, and a special issue of Global South devoted to its proceedings, co-edited by Leigh Anne Duck and Jon Smith, is scheduled to appear around the time of our Boston conference.
Although the Boston program organizers have come up with as comprehensive a set of possible subtopics and prompts as we could for SSSL 2016, we mean to take full advantage of the flexibility allowed by a topic as open as “The South in the North.” “the”? “in”? What Souths and Norths? What particular systems, areas, subcultures combine or disaggregate in the formation of such monoliths?
This is a topic that invites reversal and critique; challenges provoked by the formulations below will also be welcomed, as will additional guidance. We also emphasize that, as we’ve always done in our conferences, papers and panels not directly on the main topic are also welcomed, since our meetings are meant for the exchange of new research in all areas in which our members work.
Deadline for proposals is November 15, 2015.
Here are some headings:
Regional fantasies and national imaginary
* How might we expand, refine, or challenge recent discussions of the South as a construction or projection of northern imagining? How widely might we extend notions of the North to include settler colonies like Canada that were also involved with slavery, US commercial development and imperial expansionism, sectional strife, and so forth? What other extra-national sites reflect imagining “a South” for the purposes of forming identity? What does it mean for the US South and Southwest to function as the north for populations south of the US border?
* Was the US north formed by the disavowal of its own regional status, perhaps obscured by an identity such as “New England”? To what extent might studies of New World colonialism more broadly bring New England under the rubric of a past global “South,” a plantation colony that later fantasized itself as nation-North, and projected colonial relations onto its regional southern other? How might we think of national US literature as a regional New England literature that became predominant? How do we explore the literary implications of the North’s disavowal that national prosperity rested on the foundation of plantation economy, and that white majority identity required looking away from the actualities of racial heterogeneity? How might these questions augur the eventual absorption of southern studies into American studies, at the point at which “the South” will have been resituated as the center rather than the periphery of the New World European colonial project that produced the US, among other hemispheric nation-states?
* As symptoms of Global Climate Change appear with greater frequency, one manifestation is that the North (US or Global) will begin to have more experiences typical of the South (US or Global) in the form of hurricanes, heat waves, coastal inundation, etc. We might think of this as “Northern tropicalization.” What will this climate shifting, this new significance of latitudes, in which more of the planet may be characterized by tropicality or neo-tropicality, mean for relations between populations north and south? How will it change epistemology and political action on climate change? What will happen when the North reverts to being southern, when many of the South’s catastrophic ills move north?
* To what extent does a North/South dyad continue to obscure the multi-faceted relations of the midwest, southwest, and northwest to the nation’s southern other? What are other regions’ relations to a Deep South/New England structural logic?
* How has the “turn to the native” in American and southern studies challenged European-derived mappings of North America into southern and northern monoliths?
* What is the relation of cultural apparatuses to cultural practices not represented by print culture in other regions? Or to alternative print cultures? Or alternative cultural modes of symbolism, expression, interpretation?
* How might we understand the geography and periodization of the civil rights movement from the standpoint of the South in the North? Recent work by Jeanne Theoharis and Komozi Woodard, for example, (in their edited collection Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980) might suggest how northern cities such as Boston engaged what they recognized as historically southern questions.
* Is there more to say about southern sojourns remembered in northern retrospection? There are the familiar examples: Philadelphia native William Bartram’s southern travels and failed attempt at Florida plantership, much of which made it into his Travels; or the Charleston letter from Crevecoeur’s Letters of an American Farmer; or Muir’s A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, along with numerous others.
Continental, Caribbean, hemispheric, transatlantic, and global Norths and Souths
* In what ways have ideas of and scholarship on the global South continued to expand? (Nhu Le offers a 2010 summary here with a list of texts here that highlight some of the different directions that have opened in the fields of Caribbean studies, postcolonial studies, and American studies.) How has comparatist work in Iberophone and other literatures of the hemisphere continued to reshape our understanding of North/South oppositions?
* What are some of the shared issues between Canadian and southern studies? Do these issues involve a shared belatedness or marginality vis-à-vis American studies, a shared set of opportunities and innovativeness, or both? Does the idea of southern exceptionalism help illuminate the idea of Canadian exceptionalism, or vice versa?
* What are the implications of recent scholarship that addresses the way other ethnic groups such as Asians were brought under the US South’s system of racial classification? How did Jim Crow function as a baseline for perceptions of “interstitial” racial/ethnic identities?
* Historians of early modern European empires have remarked upon the ways that agricultural staples grown in the plantation tropics–tea, coffee, sugar, tobacco, cotton, etc.–were consumed by and changed the material cultures of European metropoles and provinces. Might we want to think about, along these lines, northern cities’ consumption of tropical foodstuffs? New England’s place in the triangular trade, whether that has to do with sugar/ molasses or cotton / textile production or the importation of African people? How did these southern ‘goods’ change the material, cultural and social landscape of the North? Broad categories might include: consuming the South, or the North the South built, or the Southern material unconscious.
* To what extent do our understandings of older structures and forms of oppression characteristic of the South help us understand contemporary labor relations, trade, and neocolonialism, and influence writers’ and artists’ approach to such issues? To what extent do new patterns of migration–for both workers and capital–require us to shift our maps and recognize both new social struggles and new aesthetic forms?
* How might we think about the South that is carried out of it by expatriate writers who leave the region or even the nation? Is there more to be said about the northern writing scenes, educations, publication milieux of southern authors like Richard Wright, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, or Ralph Ellison, to mention just a few? How do reconsiderations of their work arise from or affect reconfigurations of north and south?
Southern and Post-Southern Imaginaries
* How do the plantation and post-plantation figure as specific tropes in contemporary culture: examples include Kara Walker’s cut-out plantation burlesques or her current “A Subtlety” installation in New York; Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina; last year’s 12 Years a Slave; the comedy/history online show “Ask a Slave.”
* What do we make of the continued outpouring of large- and small-screen visual cultural material with southern content produced for national and international audiences? The popularity and cultural significance of Southern-sourced music? What are the consequences of these material transactions?
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— Jack Matthews
Getting Deep: An Interview with Sharon Holland
Sharon Holland is a Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Duke UP, 2000), which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association (ASA) in 2002. She is also co-author of a collection of trans-Atlantic Afro-Native criticism with Professor Tiya Miles (American Culture, UM, Ann Arbor) entitled Crossing Waters/ Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Duke UP, 2006).
JAC: Can you talk a little bit about your background in southern studies?
SH: I got into Faulkner studies a while back, and I guess that’s my entry way into southern studies. I’m a big fan of his [Faulkner’s] work, and I went to the centennial in Oxford, Mississippi. There, I met Bill Ferris, and I also met Minrose [Gwin], whose work I had admired for years. Also Thadious Davis. I was an assistant professor, and I was just in awe of all the folks who I had been reading and teaching. I wrote my first piece on Faulkner, and it got published in 2000 or 2001. Unlike many people, I had a really stereotypical view of what southern studies was. I thought a lot of it dealt with the Confederacy and a love of the South, though not necessarily embracing of its imperfect past, so to speak. That’s how I found myself here.
JAC: You’ve changed the name of the Southern Literary Journal to south: an interdisciplinary journal. The journal has also moved from English to American Studies. Can you talk about your vision of south and what its defining principles are?
SH: One of the things that had to happen in the move from English and Comparative Literature to American Studies was that we had to draw on more interdisciplinary folks. I think most literary folks are fine with publishing anywhere, but I wanted to invite historians, sociologists, and folks working in interdisciplinary fields. So, we were trying to come up with a name that wouldn’t really privilege any field of inquiry but more privileged region. And we wanted to distinguish ourselves from other journals that rely heavily on their southernness in titles. So we just came up with the name south, in small caps, a scholarly journal. And what we really intended with that was to think about the South broadly, really borrowing from work that influenced us, like Thadious Davis’ work, in thinking about spaces, thinking about the South from the bottom up, thinking about circum-gulfic communities, the Caribbean, Latin America – you know the state of North Carolina over the last decade has changed. We have about a million folks who are of Hispanic or Latino/a descent in the state. And we realized we were at this amazing juncture where the South as we know it has changed. It isn’t just changing: it HAS changed. And so I wanted south to be a home. But I also wanted it to be read along with Southern Cultures in a companion kind of way. You know, SC is a remarkable publication and part of its goal is to be legible to people outside of academia. We are hoping to do a companion volume with SC every three years or so.
But I guess if you’re asking what my vision is: I have been wanting this to happen organically. I haven’t made any quick moves. When I came up with the title, I sent out an email to a group of people who had been contributing to SLJ for a long time, asking what they thought. I met with people at Sizzle and SASA, and the ASA just asking them, “What would you like to see? If we renamed it, what are your thoughts?” People were overwhelmingly excited about the change, about the new title, and the direction of the journal. Most felt it was going in the right direction that SLJ had been going in for the last couple of years. If there’s anything new that we want to do, we want to have a stronger online presence. I think 140 character reviews would work, so we can get new books reviewed and out there on a twitter feed. We want to redesign the journal: that will be unveiled in the spring issue this year. We are also going to have a pull-out piece in the middle of the journal; it’s going to feature an artist and/or a poet so that people can take that out, tack it up on their refrigerator or on their desks to kind of showcase other kinds of talent beyond just scholarly work. We very much want to get an endowed prize for graduate student essays in southern studies; maybe every two years?
JAC: For potential contributors to the journal, can you talk about the kind of projects you’d like to publish?
SH: We are looking for work that thinks of the region broadly defined. Something that I would definitely be interested in – there is so much cross-pollination between Caribbean studies and the South. I’d be looking for an essay thinking about different Caribbean authors who maybe had roots or an archive somewhere in the South. So, we are thinking about that hemispheric relationship to different souths. I’m also interested in folks working on Latino/a studies in the region and its impact on southern states and the Gulf Coast. And in thinking about this regional theme, or hemispheric theme, getting people to focus on the nomenclature, the lexicon of southern studies. For example, in the fall we’ll be investigating “Deep,” and rolling out essays from the board members—we are going to a national board, and that board will meet probably annually to discuss directions for the journal. I really don’t want the journal to just be mine but a shared conception/project of a group of people. Then in the spring, we’ll be focusing on “Dirt and Desire” with Yaeger’s work [see below]. My managing editor and I were laughing because we’ve got the D’s covered with “Deep” and “Dirt and Desire.” Maybe the year after we can have an “A” theme or an “E” theme. I want scholars invested in thinking about this new-new-South and really examine our lexicon. We can’t really debate the value of this work unless we share the same vocabulary, or reconsider the existing one.
JAC: What/Where is the “Deep South?” What does it offer a scholar of American cultural studies/southern studies?
SH: Well, let’s talk about getting deep; let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Despite all of our work, despite all of the efforts from all these scholars across the region, southern studies is still considered an overwhelmingly white institution. One of our goals is to change that, to change the look of southern studies on the ground, on the campus. And my goal as an editor is to change that focus. And I think we can do that by thinking more about hemisphere than region—let’s put it this way, how hemispheric relations impact regional relations; that’s the kind of work I’m looking for. And I am also looking to meet head-on this challenge of southern studies as a white institution. This is something that I think the board members I brought on are really interested in thinking through and trying to address. And I think it’s our responsibility to do so. And I think if we bring that out more to a wider audience, people are going to think about us differently.
What’s “deep” about this seclusion of the South reminds me of 1859 and folks in the Confederacy freaking out about slavery and miscegenation, that generation. And I think what’s happening in this “New South,” is we can call it whatever we want, but this “New South” has changed. It’s already here. What we have to do is become accountable to its constituency. And that’s why I came back home, why I came back to North Carolina. And it’s still a truth when you’re 18, 19, the first thing you think about the South is to get the hell outta there. It’s the first line of any southern biography: it’s like a slave narrative. First I was born, then it’s like, I got the hell outta there. That’s deep. I think that might actually be the first line of my editor’s note, just about how I want this to be a place for young-old scholarship. And this is a shout out to all the assistant professors, first off, and newly-minted PhDs: we want to publish your work, give us your innovative work. We’ve got a lot of people eager to read, whether you get published or not, you’ll get some really good feedback.
JAC: Where do you see the field of southern studies going?
SH: Let’s put it this way: I am sure when I got the editorship, there were people who said, “She’s not southern studies.” I don’t have a monograph in southern studies. So, they are absolutely right about that. I do have monographs, several of them, in critical race, feminist, and queer studies, and it seems to me that kind of innovative work has been at the heart of American studies in the last decade or more. And that should be at the heart of what southern studies does, too. And it has been—a lot of the work about women in the South and about gender happens right here. The largest constituency of LGBTI people with children to raise choose to do so in the South. So, the work we do in this New South encompasses a lot of the work that I’ve brought to the journal as part of my critical work. And I think that in thinking about the South, a different kind of analytic might help us. That’s what I want to do. So, I wouldn’t be doing an issue an immigration exactly; right, if we do that we kind of support the idea that Latino/a people are out there coming from someplace else. But they belong; they’re one of us. I want to produce a special issue about that. Also, that’s where these first two issues (“Deep” and “Dirt and Desire”) are coming from, because I want to get away from words—like we say “Civil Rights” we expect certain kinds of material. And I guess that’s why I’m focusing on the lexicon; if we can do investigations on words and their connotations we might be able to address some of the static misunderstandings of the things we do.
JAC: What are you working on right now?
SH: My current project I am really excited about. You know how you work on something for five years, and then all of a sudden, a light bulb goes off—you finally realize what it is you’ve been doing. My next project is called “Punishment—Vocabulary of Vulnerability,” and one of the things I’m looking at is the human-animal distinction. And I am particularly interested in the relationship that blackness has to that distinction. And one of the things I am trying to do in this project is not think about blackness and its relationship to animals as always-already fraught, as always-already about violence. Instead I want to think about affect, about affective relations. There will be a lot of work about the horse in this book. I came to the South to ride again, and that’s what I have been doing for the last seven years. I’ve loved animals all my life; I rode as a kid. And I love hearing about these special relationships, the bonds that folks have with horses. I want more of that information to get out there. This book is both going to be a theoretical investigation and oral history project. So I will be traveling around the state and other parts of the country interviewing black riders about their relationships with horses.
Emerging Scholars Organization
The Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO) is continuing to create new ways to help foster the scholarship and careers of graduate students, recent PhDs, lecturers, adjunct/visiting/assistant professors, and scholars new to the field of southern studies. In the coming months, we will be working to develop useful resources on our website, such as online bibliographies, CFPs, job market seminars, and digital writing workshops. We are also pleased to announce a new initiative that will spotlight scholars who have in recent years been hired in positions that focus, at least in part, on southern studies. The first round of profiles will include short interviews with a range of southernists, including Michael Bibler (Louisiana State University), Katie Burnett (Fisk University), Andy Crank (University of Alabama), and Erich Nunn (Auburn University). In these interviews, we ask scholars to describe their experiences teaching and writing in the field of southern studies, and we solicit advice for emerging scholars about how best to navigate graduate school, the job market, and academic publishing. In this and all that we do, our hope is that the ESO will complement the mission of SSSL by helping to develop future generations of innovative scholarship in southern cultural and literary studies.
If you have questions about the ESO, particularly about its web-based initiatives, please contact Zackary Vernon at email@example.com.
Call for Papers: Dirt and Desire: for the Spring 2016 Special Issue of the Southern Literary Journal (SLJ), soon to become south: a scholarly journal (Fall 2015)
This year, Patricia Yaeger’s foundational Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women’s Writing, 1930–1990 turns fifteen years old. The question that Yaeger asked: “How do you write a story everyone knows but nobody hears” continues to compel scholars in American cultural and southern studies.
Yaeger’s scholarship challenges us to think of key terms—patriarchy, materiality, and identity—in ways that are not simply defined within the boundaries of discipline, region, or even culture. For this special issue, we invite scholars and critics to meditate both on Yaeger’s contribution to the field and to contest, revise, and broaden the spaces Yaeger opened for conversations about gender and the South, broadly construed. Essays for this collection may draw on other concepts germane to Yaeger’s groundbreaking work—especially trash and/or trauma studies—or may simply consider alternate ways of conceiving of Dirt and Desire’s place within southern studies scholarship. Our goal is to articulate the ways in which Yaeger’s book originated—and continues to contribute to— conversations about gender, sexuality, and race within critical engagements of the southern hemisphere.
Scholarly, creative, and inventive essays are welcome. Essays that work within and transgress disciplinary boundaries as well as essays that connect the North American South with its porous historic geography are also welcome. We encourage work that engages entanglement and diaspora. We also welcome papers that do not necessarily engage Yaeger but that traffic in the theme of dirt and desire more broadly. In Fall of 2015, we’ll go “deep”; in the Spring of 2016, we’ll go to “dirt and desire.”
Call for Papers: Detecting the South, essay collection
Early film noir tended to situate the detective story in major urban areas, especially New York and Los Angeles; however, over the years, southern spaces have increasingly been incorporated into the detective genre in print, film, and television. This movement is best exemplified by the fact that the first season of the highly acclaimed HBO series True Detective was set in rural Louisiana.
We are looking for essays on the role of the South (US or hemispheric) in detective fiction, cinema, and/or TV. In keeping with the concept of the “southern imaginary” these works may or may not be specifically set in the US South, but they employ salient signifiers of southernness that are integral to the detective story. We are interested in works that feature either professional or amateur sleuths. Please send abstracts (250 words) or finished essays (7,000 to 9,000 words) to Deborah E. Barker firstname.lastname@example.org or Theresa Starkey email@example.com by June 15, 2015.
The Crucible of Calamity: Crisis and Identity Formation in 19th Century America (C19 Proposed Panel)
Writing has long been a means of ordering human thought and working to harness meaning into a cohesive explanation or narrative. How do texts composed in the wake of societal crises seek to evoke significance, solidarity, or dissension in terms of acknowledging and processing adversity? How do crisis events affect the identity and ideology formation of individuals as subjects or readerships?
Consistent with this year’s theme of “Unsettling,” we invite proposals that explore ways in which authors respond to or depict crises in texts, events that lead to a precarious destabilization and profound change of society, politics, ideology, community, or nation. Subjects may include dissent, insurrection, failed prophecy, natural disaster, war, court cases, localized conflict, foreign disputes, or any representation of societal crisis broadly conceived. Successful proposals will analyze the ways in which traumatic histories are told, with particular emphasis on the goals toward which these retellings strive in personal, communal, or cultural terms as well as the consequences of such retellings. Alternately, proposals may examine how individuals or communities are affected (differentiated, alienated, defined, included, etc.) by the onset or aftermath of a crisis.
Deadline: August 10, 2015
C19’s fourth biennial conference will be held in State College, Pennsylvania from March 17-20, 2016. For more information, please visit http://c19.psu.edu/conference.
Reading and Writing Uncle Remus
Soliciting proposals for an essay collection on the legacy and future of the Uncle Remus stories.
Georgia author Joel Chandler Harris is most widely known for his creation of the Uncle Remus character, first in the Atlanta Constitution and then in wildly popular collections of stories. By his death in 1908, Harris enjoyed a level of fame and public approval consonant with Mark Twain’s. Harris’s use of a vanishing dialect and preservation and dissemination of African folklore endeared him to (some of) the American public at the turn of the twentieth century. His Uncle Remus stories were considered appropriate for readers and listeners of all ages, and it wasn’t unusual for them to be official or unofficial parts of school curricula.
However, by the second half of the twentieth century, Harris’s literary reputation began to tarnish and the public’s comfort with the content and provenance of his stories diminished. Among the troubling aspects of the once-beloved stories are the Uncle Remus character himself, a happy former slave who still enjoys catering to the descendants of his one-time owners, and Harris’s appropriation of African cultural traditions and folklore for a largely-white audience.
Joel Chandler Harris has become a complicated literary figure, though one deeply embedded in Georgia’s cultural history. His texts, likewise, live in a bit of a shadowland, known but seldom publicly performed or read, sites of concern and anxiety for educators, parents, and adult readers who are no longer assured of the cultural valence of their active engagement with the stories.
In multiple ways, this project will explore Harris’s legacy and the place – if there is one – for Uncle Remus in the modern South, in America today, and in the pantheon of children’s literature. Submissions are invited that engage with cultural and historical contexts of the Uncle Remus stories, that interrogate specific Uncle Remus stories, that consider the linguistic and narrative roots of the texts, and that consider if or how the texts could be utilized in K-12 or college-level classrooms. Other topics engaging with Harris’s legacy or the stories are likewise welcome.
Interested writers should send a 500-word abstract and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2015.
SSSL Bibliography, Spring 2015
Zackary Vernon, Bibliographer and Editorial Assistant for the SSSL Newsletter, received his PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill last year. He is now a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Film at Merrimack College, and in the fall he will be an Assistant Professor of Post-1945 American and Southern Literature at Appalachian State University.
African American Review
- Harrison, K. C. “Leroi Jones’s Radio And The Literary ‘Break’ From Ellison To Burroughs.” African American Review2/3 (2014): 357-374.
- Harriss, M. Cooper. “One Blues Invisible: Civil Rights And Civil Religion In Ralph Ellison’s Second Novel.” African American Review 2/3 (2014): 247-266.
- Jansen, Anne Mai Yee. “Under Lynching’s Shadow: Grimké’s Call For Domestic Reconfiguration In Rachel.” African American Review 2/3 (2014): 391-402.
- Letzler, David. “Walking Around The Fences: Troy Maxson And The Ideology Of ‘Going Down Swinging.’” African American Review 2/3 (2014): 301-312.
- Sorensen, Leif. “Dubwise Into The Future: Versioning Modernity In Nalo Hopkinson.” African American Review 2/3 (2014): 267-283.
American Literary History
- Carmody, Todd. “In Spite of Handicaps: The Disability History of Racial Uplift.” American Literary History 1 (2015): 56-78.
- Cruz, Denise. “Monique Truong’s Literary South and the Regional Forms of Asian America.” American Literary History 4 (2014): 716-741.
- Doherty, Margaret. “State-Funded Fiction: Minimalism, National Memory, and the Return to Realism in the Post-Postmodern Age.” American Literary History 1 (2015): 79-101.
- Hyde, Carrie. “Novelistic Evidence: The Denmark Vesey Conspiracy and Possibilistic History.” American Literary History 1 (2015): 26-55.
- Mendelman, Lisa. “Feeling Hard-Boiled: Modern Sentimentalism and Frances Newman’s The Hard-Boiled Virgin.” American Literary History 4 (2014): 693-715.
- Shreve, Grant. “Fragile Belief: Lydia Maria Child’s Hobomok And The Scene Of American Secularity.” American Literature 4 (2014): 655-682.
- Stein, Jordan Alexander. “Angels In (Mexican) America.” American Literature 4 (2014): 683-711.
Nash, Woods. “Serving a Severe God: The Subversive Theology of Cormac McCarthy’s Child Of God.” Appalachian Journal 1/2 (2014): 64-81.
- Satterwhite, Emily. “‘The Longing For Home,’ Appalachian Fiction, And Ron Rash.” Appalachian Journal 1/2 (2014): 24-35.
- Swick, Zachary D. “Adaptive Policy And Governance: Natural Resources, Ownership, And Community Development In Appalachia.” Appalachian Journal 1/2 (2014): 38-62.
- Bernier, Celeste-Marie. “‘The Slave Ship Imprint’: Representing the Body, Memory, and History in Contemporary African American and Black British Painting, Photography, and Installation Art.” Callaloo4 (2014): 990-1022.
- Copeland, Huey. “Painting After All: A Conversation with Mark Bradford.” Callaloo4 (2014): 814-826.
- Finley, Cheryl. “Visual Legacies of Slavery and Emancipation.” Callaloo4 (2014): 1023-1032.
- Fleetwood, Nicole R. “Performing Empathies: The Art of Saya Woolfalk.” Callaloo4 (2014): 973-989.
- Harold, Claudrena. “A Conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson.” Callaloo4 (2014): 802-808.
- Woubshet, Dagmawi. “An Interview with Julie Mehretu.” Callaloo4 (2014): 782-798.
- Hock, Stephen. “‘A Need to Mourn Abandonment in Advance’ in Nathaniel Mackey’s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate.” Contemporary Literature3 (2014): 534-558.
- Román, Elda Maria. “Mortgaged Status: Literary Representations of Black Home Ownership and Social Mobility.” Contemporary Literature4 (2014): 726-759.
Early American Literature
- Godeau-Kenworthy, Oana. “Creole Frontiers.” Early American Literature 3 (2014): 741-770.
- Hodgson, Lucia. “Infant Muse: Phillis Wheatley and the Revolutionary Rhetoric of Childhood.” Early American Literature 3 (2014): 663-683.
- Pethers, Matthew. “Poverty, Providence, And The State Of Welfare.” Early American Literature3 (2014): 707-740.
Edgar Allan Poe Review
- Absalyamova, Elina. “A Comic Poe in French: Reflecting Poe’s Smile.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review1 (2014): 20-36.
- Bertman, Stephen. “Kindred Crimes: Poe’s ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’ and Doyle’s The Sign of Four.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 2 (2014): 205-210.
- DiSanza, Raymond. “On Memory, Forgetting, and Complicity in ‘The Cask of Amontillado.’” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 2 (2014): 194-204.
- Farrant, Timothy, and Alexandra Urakova. “From ‘The Raven’ to ‘Le Cygne’: Birds, Transcendence, and the Uncanny in Poe and Baudelaire.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review2 (2014): 156-174.
- Flores, Cristina. “Edgar Allan Poe by Eduardo Mendoza: Poe Revisited in El Asombroso Viaje de Pomponio Flato.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review2 (2014): 211-224.
- Hester, Vicki, and Emily Segir. “Edgar Allan Poe: ‘The Black Cat,’ and Current Forensic Psychology.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review2 (2014): 175-193.
- McGann, Jerome J. “‘The Bells,’ Performance, and the Politics of Poetry.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review1 (2014): 47-58.
- Rachman, Stephen. “From ‘Al Aaraaf’ to the Universe of Stars: Poe, the Arabesque, and Cosmology.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review1 (2014): 1-19.
- Savoye , Jeffrey A. “Shadowy Things and Dying Forms: Investigating an Original Manuscript of Poe’s ‘The Conqueror Worm.’” The Edgar Allan Poe Review2 (2014): 133-155.
- Studniarz, Sławomir. “Poetry as ‘An Inferior or Less Apable Music’: Sound and Meaning in ‘The Conqueror Worm’ and ‘To One in Paradise.’” The Edgar Allan Poe Review1 (2014): 59-81.
- Urakova, Alexandra. “Poe, Fashion, and Godey’s Lady’s Book.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review1 (2014): 37-46.
Eudora Welty Review
- Chouard, Géraldine. “Things in Images, Images in Things: Eudora Welty’s Material World.” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 113-136.
- Claxton, Mae Miller. “Eudora Welty and Daniel Woodrell: Writings of the Upland South.” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 83-95.
- Ford, Sarah, and David McWhirter. “‘Everybody to their Own Visioning’: Eudora Welty in the Twenty-First Century.” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 3-7.
- Fuller, Stephen M. “Eudora Welty and Postmodern Performativity.” Eudora Welty Review6 (2014): 27-37.
- Mark, Rebecca. “Why Aren’t Middle-Class White Women Laughing in Eudora Welty’s Fiction?” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 39-53.
- McCorkle, Jill, and Michael Kreyling. “Jill McCorkle: In Conversation with Michael Kreyling.” Eudora Welty Review6 (2014): 137-153.
- McMahand, Donnie, and Kevin Murphy. “‘Remember right: Disenfranchised Grief and the Commemoration of Queer Bodies in Welty’s Fiction and Life.” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 69-82.
- Peters, Sarah L. “‘Moon Lake’ and the American Summer Camp Movement.” Eudora Welty Review 6 (2014): 55-67.
- Pitavy-Souques, Danièle. “‘Moments of Truth’: Eudora Welty’s Humanism.” Eudora Welty Review6 (2014): 9-26.
- Trefzer, Annette. “‘A Penny to Spare’: The Question of Charity and the Rise of Social Security.” Eudora Welty Review6 (2014): 97-111.
- Kirchdorfer, Ulf. “William Faulkner Does Christopher Marlowe: Textual Similarities Of Courtship In ‘A Rose for Emily’ And ‘The Passionate Shepherd to his Love.’” Explicator4 (2014): 308-311.
- Shih, Yi-chin. “Dance Scenes In Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Explicator4 (2014): 278-281.
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
- Crosby, Sara L. “Beyond Ecophilia: Edgar Allan Poe and the American Tradition of Ecohorror.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment3 (2014): 513-525.
- O’Connell, Maria. “Home Is Where the Body’s Buried: Place, Space, Homelessness in Child of God and The Crossing.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment3 (2014): 588-599.
James Dickey Review
- Norman, Benjamin. “Chrysopoeia: Metaphysical Reflections on Transformation in James Dickey’s ‘The Owl King.’” James Dickey Review2 (2014): 49+.
Journal of American Studies
- Anderson, Fiona. “‘A Trail of Drift and Debris’: Traces of Whitman in the Correspondence Art of Ray Johnson.” Journal of American Studies1 (2015): 55-75.
- Vara-Dannen, Theresa. “The Limits of White Memory: Slavery, Violence and the Amistad Incident.” Journal of American Studies1 (2015): 19-54.
- Farrar, Stephanie. “Maternity and Black Women’s Citizenship in Frances Watkins Harper’s Early Poetry and Late Prose.” MELUS 40 (2015): 52-75.
- Green, Keith Michael. “Am I Not A Husband And A Father? Re-Membering Black Masculinity, Slave Incarceration, And Cherokee Slavery In The Life And Adventures Of Henry Bibb, An American Slave.” MELUS4 (2014): 23-49.
- Lowney, John. “‘A New Kind of Music’: Jazz Improvisation and the Diasporic Dissonance of Paule Marshall’s The Fisher King.” MELUS 40 (2015): 99-123.
- Marcoux, Jean-Philippe. “Riots, Rituals, and Ceremonials: The Multifunctionality of Rhythm and Blues and Soul as Generational Music in David Henderson’s Early Poetry.” MELUS 40 (2015): 27-51.
- Rodríguez, Jaime Javier. “El ‘Adiós Tejas’ in El Corrido Pensilvanio: Migration, Place, and Politics in South Texas” MELUS 40 (2015): 76-98.
- Valkeakari, Tuire. “‘New Negro’ Men, World War I, And African American Masculinity In Guy Johnson’s Standing At The Scratch Line.” MELUS4 (2014): 50-68.
- Boyne, Joseph. “The Modifying Colours of Robert Penn Warren’s Dreams.” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 215-235.
- Bryant, Cedric Gael. “‘Things Only a Miracle Can Set To Rights’: Reading Flannery O’Connor, Violence, And Ambiguity In William Gay’s ‘The Paperhanger.’” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 303-316.
- Crowder, Ashby Bland. “The Book Of Common Prayer In The Midst Of Ransom’s ‘Bells For John Whiteside’s Daughter.’” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 339-342.
- Dominy, Jordan J. “Reviewing The South: Lillian Smith, South Today; And The Origins Of Literary Canons.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 29-50.
- Elfenbein, Anna Shannon. “Troublesome Comrades: Male Chauvinism And Revolutionary Engagement In Olive Dargan’s Call Home The Heart.” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 197-213.
- Gradisek, Amanda R. “The Eyes Of The Strange: Absalom, Absalom! And Domestic Modernism.” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 317-337.
- Fahy, Thomas. “‘It May Be That There Is No Place For Any Of Us’: Homosexuality, Communism, and the Politics of Nostalgia in Capote’s The Grass Harp.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 3-27.
- Hagood, Taylor. “Ghosts Of Southern Imperialism: Caribbean Space, Functions Of Fiction, And Thomas Nelson Page’s ‘No Haid Pawn.’” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 139-159.
- Harack, Katrina. “‘Not Even In The Language They Had Invented For Secrets’: Trauma, Memory, And Re-Witnessing In Toni Morrison’s Love.” Mississippi Quarterly 2 (2013): 255-278.
- Hardy, Donald E. “The ‘Less Fashionable’ Influence Of Max Beerbohm On Flannery O’Connor.” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 279-302.
- Jewett, Chad. “Deftly Mixed: Liminal Identity And The Problem Of Knowing In J. Mchenry Jones’s Hearts Of Gold.” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 179-196.
- Salyer, Matthew. “‘We’re Just What We Are, Little Manty’: Racial Passing in Robert Penn Warren’s Band Of Angels.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 79-94.
- Schrok, Laura J. “‘Too Little To Count As Looking’: Blackness and the Formation of The White Feminine in Eudora Welty’s The Golden Apples.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 95-114.
- Sloan Patterson, Laura. “‘You Have Even Been To Lady School’: Pierre Bourdieu, Lee Smith, and New Gender Theory For Southern Literature.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 51-77.
- Squint, Kirstin L. “Choctaw Homescapes: Leanne Howe’s Gulf Coast.” Mississippi Quarterly1 (2013): 115-137.
- Wall, Carey. “Ordinary Genius In Eudora Welty’s ‘No Place For You, My Love.’” Mississippi Quarterly2 (2013): 237-253.
- Wesling, Meg. “The Erotics of a Livable Life: Colonial Power and the Affective Work of Queer Desire in Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt.” Mosaic1 (2015): 131+.
Modern Fiction Studies
- Afflerbach, Ian. “Liberalism’s Blind Judgment: Richard Wright’s Native Son and the Politics of Reception.” Modern Fiction Studies1 (2015): 90-113.
- Hefner, Brooks E. “Weird Investigations and Nativist Semiotics in H. P. Lovecraft and Dashiell Hammett.” Modern Fiction Studies4 (2014): 651-676.
- Murphy, Gretchen. “Revising the Law of the Mother in the Adoption-Marriage Plot.” Nineteenth-Century Literature3 (December 2014): 342-365.
North Carolina Literary Review Online
- Bauer, Margaret D. “North Carolina Writing Beyond the State’s Borders.” North Carolina Literary Review Online 24 (2015).
- Hinrichsen, Lisa. “An Appetite for Language: Introducing Monique Truong.” North Carolina Literary Review Online 24 (2015).
- McGehee, Margaret T. “Moving Away from the Lenticular?: The Politics of Race, Gender, and Place in Godfrey Cheshire’s Moving Midway.” North Carolina Literary Review Online 24 (2015).
- Powell, Tara. “Kathryn Stripling Byer: Her ‘words are gates swinging wide open.’” North Carolina Literary Review Online 24 (2015).
- Jaros, Peter. “A Double Life: Personifying the Corporation from Dartmouth College to Poe.” Poe Studies1 (2014): 4-35.
- Messner, Craig. “Pym’s Games.” Poe Studies1 (2014): 55-75.
- Percich, Aaron Matthew. “Irish Mouths and English Tea-pots: Orality and Unreason in ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.’” Poe Studies1 (2014): 76-99.
- Von Cannon, Michael. “A Tale of Optics: Poe, Visual Culture, and Antebellum Literary Celebrity.” Poe Studies1 (2014): 36-54.
South Atlantic Review
- Sawyer, Robert. “From Fugitives to Agrarians to New Critics: The Institutionalized Paradox of Shakespeare in the South.” South Atlantic Review3/4 (2015): 21-44.
The South Carolina Review
- Cline, Brent Walter. “Buried Bodies, Buried Treasure: Coal Mines and the Ghosts of Appalachia.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- D’Harlingue, Benjamin. “On the Plantation with Ghosts: Antagonisms of Slavery Tourism.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Enns, Maddaline. “Songlines, Salmon, and the Singularity of Bones: How Our Attachment to Landscape Poses Us in Place.” The South Carolina Review1 (Fall 2014).
- Gentry, Glenn W. and Derek H. Alderman. “‘A City Built Upon Its Dead’: The Intersection of Past and Present through Ghost Walk Tourism in Savannah, Georgia.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Gretlund, Jan Nordby. “Nikky Finney: Still Dancing with Strom.” The South Carolina Review1 (Fall 2014).
- Hirsch, Sarah. “Specters of Slavery and the Corporeal Materiality of Resurrection in George Washington Cable’s The Grandissimesand Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Lieberman, Laurence. “James Dickey’s Elegy for His Father.” The South Carolina Review1 (Fall 2014).
- McGrath, Niall. “Rejection of the Numinous in the Poetry of Gary Allen.” The South Carolina Review1 (Fall 2014).
- Miles, Tiya. “Goat Bones in the Basement: A Case of Race, Gender and Haunting in Old Savannah.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Montgomery, Maxine. “Bearing Witness to Forgotten Wounds: Toni Morrison’s Homeand the Spectral Presence.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Walker, Sue Brannan. “The Chiasmic Eco-Nature of Puella: An Excavation of Being.” The South Carolina Review1 (Fall 2014).
- Williams, Cameron E. “Confronting the ‘Ghosts’ of Southern Masculinity in Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
- Woolfork, Lisa. “I Want to Do Bad Things with You: HBO’s True Blood‘s Racial Allegories in a Post-Racial South.” The South Carolina Review2 (Spring 2015).
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South
- Anderson, David J. “Nostalgia for Christmas in Postbellum Plantation Reminiscences.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 39-73.
- Carton, Thomas W., Megan C. Tulikangas, and Lindsey S. “The Economic and Health Effects of Louisiana’s Smoke-Free Air Act.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 21.2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 23-37.
- Fox, Heather A. “(Re)Positioning through Remembering and Forgetting in Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘The Source,’ ‘The Journey,’ and ‘The Last Leaf.’” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 75-97.
- Laehn, Thomas R, and Torrie S. “Unbalanced Power: The Rise and Decline of Legislative Authority in the State of Louisiana.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South 21.2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 1-22.
- Christensen, Danille Elise. “Simply Necessity? Agency and Aesthetics in Southern Home Canning.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Engelhardt, Elizabeth S.D. “Appalachian Chicken and Waffles: Countering Southern Food Fetishism.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Ferris, Marcie Cohen. “History, Place, and Power: Studying Southern Food.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Ginger, Marianne. “Pie Love You, Cake Do Without You.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Hamilton, Anna. “Bottling Hell: Marketing St. Augustine, Florida’s Datil Pepper.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Herman, Bernard L. “Panfish: Spot On.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- McFee, Michael. “Cast-Iron Ghazal.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Rankin, Tom. “Food Matters.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
- Wood, Sara, and Malinda Maynor Lowery. “As We Cooked, As We Lived: Lumbee Foodways.” Southern Cultures1 (Spring 2015).
The Southern Literary Journal
- Azzarello, Robert. “The Withered Toe of Louisiana: Transatlantic Decadence in the Big Uneasy.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Boyles, Christina. “And the Gulf Did Not Devour Them: The Gulf as a Site of Transformation in Anzaldua’s Borderlands and Kingsolver’s The Lacuna.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Campanella, Richard. “Gulf Souths, Gulf Streams, and Their Dispersions: A Geographer’s Take.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Cartwright, Keith, and Ruth Salvaggio. “Introduction: Gulf Souths, Gulf Streams, and their Dispersions.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Gomez, Rain P. Cranford. “Hachotakni Zydeco’s Round’a Loop Current: Indigenous, African, and Caribbean Mestizaje in Louisiana Literatures.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Helmick, Gregory. “North Florida in the Cuban Literary Canon: Contact Zone, Chronotope and Liminal Space.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Holland, Sharon P. “Going south”. The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- McLoone, Rob. “Natural affinities: The Political Economy and Ecology of Desire in William Bartram’s Southern Gulf.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Rea, Robert. “Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo: Sicilian Migration and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Rivas, Raquel Gonzalez. “Gulf ‘alter-latinas:’ Cross-dressing Women Travel Beyond the Gulfs of Transnationality and Transexuality.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Russell, Richard Rankin. “The Black and Green Atlantic: Violence, History, and Memory in Natasha Trethewey’s ‘South’ and Seamus Heaney’s ‘North.’” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Schmidt, Amy. “Horses Chomping at the Global Bit: Ideology, Systemic Injustice, and Resistance in Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Vizcaino-Aleman, Melina. “Cross Currents and Counter-Currents: The Southwestern Poetry of John Gould Fletcher and Americo Paredes.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Watts, Tracey. “Haunted Memories: Disruptive Ghosts in the Poems of Brenda Marie Osbey and Joy Harjo.” The Southern Literary Journal2 (Spring 2014).
- Hobbs, Holly. “‘I Used That Katrina Water To Master My Flow’: Rap Performance, Disaster, and Recovery in New Orleans.” Southern Spaces 6 May 2015.
- Pooley, Karen Beck. “Segregation’s New Geography: The Atlanta Metro Region, Race, and the Declining Prospects for Upward Mobility.” Southern Space 15 April 2015.
The Southern Quarterly
- Barnett, Jr., James F. “Ferocity and Finesse: American Indian Sports in Mississippi.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 9-19.
- Burrowes, Nicole, Laura E. Helton, Latasha B. Levy, and Deborah E. McDowell. “Freedom Summer and Its Legacies in the Classroom.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 155-173.
- Caballero, Judith G. “Anchoring Lope de Vega in Florida: Theater with a Mission’s Performance of Lope’s (small) New World.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 148-153.
- Campbell, Christopher P., and Gina Masullo Chen. “The ‘Freedom Summer’ Journalism Workshop at Southern Miss: Using Living History to Teach Multimedia Journalism to High School Students.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 148-154.
- Cobbs, Charles E. “Education for Liberation.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 33-43.
- Combs, Barbara Harris, and Jodi Skipper. “‘It’s Open Season on Negroes’: Teaching the Past, Present, and Future of the Black Freedom Struggle.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 134-147.
- Cooley, Angela Jill. “‘Eating with Negroes’: Food and Racial Taboo in the Twentieth-Century South.” The Southern Quarterly2 (Winter 2015): 69-89.
- Cunningham, Debbie S. “The Natives of the Seno Mexicano as Documented in the Escandón and Hierro Manuscripts from 1747-1749.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 54-71.
- Dubek, Laura. “‘Pass it On!’: Legacy and the Freedom Struggle in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon.” The Southern Quarterly2 (Winter 2015): 90-109.
- Fleming, Jr., Julius B. “‘Living Proof of Something So Terrible’: Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border and the Politics of Civil Rights History and Memory.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 197-214.
- Gillespie, Jeanne L. “Amerindian Women’s Influence on the Colonial Enterprise of Spanish Florida.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 84-102.
- Gillespie, Jeanne L. “Guest Editor’s Introduction.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 5-8.
- Gretlund, Jan Nordby. “Eudora Welty Blows the Whistle on the Landowners.” The Southern Quarterly2 (Winter 2015): 34-46.
- Gunter, Ben. “Double-Take from Lope’s (small) New World.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 122-147.
- Ivas, Alice A. “Hawk Bells Revisited: The Intriguing Lives of Historic Trade Bells in the American South, 1521-1776.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 103-121.
- Kolin, Philip C. “Editor’s Introduction: Southern Music, Photography, Art, Fiction, Foodways, and Poetry.” The Southern Quarterly2 (Winter 2015): 5-9.
- Johnson, Sherita L. “‘Local People, Moving Forward’: Commemorating Freedom Summer for Generations Past, Present and Yet Unborn.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 7-12.
- Johnson, Sherita L., and Cheryl D. Jenkins. “‘If It Ain’t Local, It Ain’t Real!: The 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer at Southern Miss.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 13-32.
- Jones, Shermaine M. “Presenting Our Bodies, Laying Our Case: The Political Effi cacy of Grief and Rage During The Civil Rights Movement in Alice Walker’s Meridian.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 179-196.
- Medrano, Ethelia Ruiz. “Traditional Power Symbols in a Contemporary Town from the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 72-83.
- Moye, J. Todd. “Section Editor’s Introduction Teaching Freedom Summer.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 112-114.
- Norman, Brian. “Section Editor’s Introduction: ‘What Are These Bodies Doing in the River?’: Freedom Summer and the Cultural Imagination.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 174-178.
- Pruitt, Nicholas T. “Locating the Sacred and Secular: Organized Religion and the
‘Holiness of Life’ in Eudora Welty’s Novels.” The Southern Quarterly 52.2 (Winter 2015): 47-68.
- Raeburn, Bruce Boyd. “The Storyville Exodus Revisited, or Why Louis Armstrong Didn’t Leave in November 1917, Like the Movie Said He Did.” The Southern Quarterly2 (Winter 2015): 10-33.
- Rudes, Blair A. “Giving Voice to Powhatan’s People: The Creation of Virginia Algonquian Dialogue for The New World.” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 28-37.
- Scott, Dawson. “The Vocabulary of Croatoan Algonquian” The Southern Quarterly4 (Summer 2014): 48-53.
- Tomek, Beverly C. “‘A Stalking Horse for the Civil Rights Movement’: Head Start and the Legacy of the Freedom Schools.” The Southern Quarterly1 (Fall 2014): 115-133.
Study the South
- Brown, Carolyn J. “Sister Act: Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty.” Study the South 25 March 2015.
- Ferris, William. “Margaret Walker: A Photography Essay.” Study the South 25 March 2015.
- Wallach, Jennifer Jensen. “How to Eat to Live: Black Nationalism and the Post-1964 Culinary Turn.” Study the South 2 July 2014.
Texas Studies in Language and Literature
- Johnson, Benjamin. “Marianne Moore’s ‘Abraham Lincoln and the Art of the Word’: Poetry, Celebrity, and Civil Religion.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language1 (Spring 2015): 53-79.
- Graham, Shane. “Cultural Exchange in a Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude.” Twentieth-Century Literature4 (Winter 2014).
Cambridge Scholars Press
- Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold and Beata Zawadka, eds. The Scourges of the South? Essays on “The Sickly South” in History, Literature, and Popular Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Press,
- Liénard-Yeterian, Marie and Gérald Préher, eds. Faulkner at Fifty: Tutors and Tyros. Newcastle upon Tyne:Cambridge Scholars Press,
Cambridge University Press
- Graham, Maryemma. A History of the African American Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016.
- Hayes, Kevin J. A History of Virginia Literature. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2015.
- Marrs, Cody. Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
- Matthews, John T., ed. The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
- Matthews, John T., ed. William Faulkner in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
Chicago University Press
- Díaz, Eva. The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015.
- Morales, Helen. Pilgrimage to Dollywood: A Country Music Road Trip through Tennessee. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015.
- Richards, Leonard L. Who Freed the Slaves? The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015.
- Zack, Ian. Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015.
Duke University Press
- Brown, Kimberly Juanita. The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
- Sider, Gerald M. Race Becomes Tomorrow: North Carolina and the Shadow of Civil Rights. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
- Thomas, Lynnell L. Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
Louisiana State University Press
- Aiello, Thomas. Jim Crow’s Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Anderson, Eric Gary, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner. Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Bledsoe, Andrew S. Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Brivic, Shelly. Tears of Rage: The Racial Interface of Modern American Fiction-Faulkner, Wright, Pynchon, Morrison. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Carmichael, Peter S. Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Cheathem, Mark R. Andrew Jackson, Southerner. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Crank, James A., ed. New Approaches to Gone With the Wind. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- DeVore, Donald E. Defying Jim Crow: African American Community Development and the Struggle for Racial Equality in New Orleans, 1900-1960. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Frank, Lisa Tendrich. The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman’s March. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Forret, Jeff and Christine E. Sears, eds. New Directions in Slavery Studies: Commodification, Community, and Comparison. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Forret, Jeff. Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Hess, Earl J. Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Hinrichsen, Lisa. Possessing the Past: Trauma, Imagination, and Memory in Post-Plantation Southern Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Howard, Philip A. Black Labor, White Sugar: Caribbean Braceros and Their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar Industry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Huston, James L. The British Gentry, the Southern Planter, and the Northern Family Farmer: Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Jones, John Bush. Reinventing Dixie: Tin Pan Alley’s Songs and the Creation of the Mythic South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Murphet, Julian and Stefan Solomon, eds. William Faulkner in the Media Ecology. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Richardson, Maggie Heyn. Hungry for Louisiana: An Omnivore’s Journey. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Roberts, Kodi A. Voodoo and Power: The Politics of Religion in New Orleans, 1881-1940. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Rose, Chanelle Nyree. The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami: Civil Rights and America’s Tourist Paradise, 1896-1968. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Ryan, Tim A. Yoknapatawpha Blues: Faulkner’s Fiction and Southern Roots Music. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Sluyter, Andrew, Case Watkins, James P. Chaney, and Annie M. Gibson. Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity since the Eighteenth Century. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Van Wormer, Katherine, David Walter Jackson III, and Charletta Sudduth. The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015.
- Bauer, Margaret D., ed. Paul Green’s The House of Connelly: A Critical Edition. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.
- Jackson, Kathy Merlock and Mark I. West, eds. Walt Disney, From Reader to Storyteller: Essays on the Literary Inspirations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.
Ohio University Press
- Quatman, William G. A Young General and the Fall of Richmond: The Life and Career of Godfrey Weitzel. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2015.
- Rice, Connie Park and Marie Tedesco. Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2015.
Oxford University Press
- Donald, James. Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics, and Modernist Culture. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015
- Field, Douglas. All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.
- Glazener, Nancy. Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.
- Pavlic, Ed. Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.
Southeast Missouri UP
- Rieger, Christopher and Robert Hamblin, eds. Faulkner and Warren. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri UP, 2015.
University of Alabama Press
- Ayers, H. Brandt. Cussing Dixie, Loving Dixie: Fifty Years of Commentary by H. Brandt Ayers. Carol Nunnelley, ed. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Feldman, Glenn. The Great Melding: War, the Dixiecrat Rebellion, and the Southern Model for America’s New Conservatism. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Green, Keith Michael. Bound to Respect: Antebellum Narratives of Black Imprisonment, Servitude, and Bondage, 1816–186 Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Harris, Trudier. Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Hubbs, Guy W. Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Lalla, Barbara, Jean D’Costa, and Velma Pollard, eds.. Caribbean Literary Discourse: Voice and Cultural Identity in the Anglophone Caribbean. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Nagel, James. Race and Culture in New Orleans Stories: Kate Chopin, Grace King, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and George Washington Cable. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Siebert, Monika. Indians Playing Indian: Multiculturalism and Contemporary Indigenous Art in North America. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Templin, Mary. Panic Fiction: Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
- Tracy, Steven C. Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature. Tuscaloosa, U of Alabama P, 2015.
University of California Press
- Morris, Aldon. The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. Oakland: U of California P, 2015.
- Scharff, Virginia. ed. Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West. Oakland: U of California P, 2015.
- Twain, Mark. The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3: The Complete and Authoritative Edition. Harriet E. Smith and Benjamin Griffin, eds. Oakland: U of California P, 2015.
University of Georgia Press
- Bullock, Charles S., Scott E. Buchanan, and Ronald Keith Gaddie. The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Cooley, Angela Jane. To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Angela Jill Cooley
- Gallman, J. Matthew and Gary W. Gallagher, eds. Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- McCaskill, Barbara. Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Miller, Brian Craig. Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Milne, George Edward. Natchez Country Indians, Colonists, and the Landscapes of Race in French Louisiana. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Nunn, Erich. Sounding the Color Line: Music and Race in the Southern Imagination. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Rael, Patrick. Eighty-eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777–1865. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Roy, Ananya and Emma Shaw Crane. Territories of Poverty: Rethinking North and South. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Usner, Daniel H. Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Watts, Edward, Keri Holt, and John Funchion, eds. Mapping Region in Early American Writing. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
- Ze Winters, Lisa. The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
University of Illinois Press
- Berry, Chad, Phillip J. Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott. Studying Appalachian Studies: Making the Path by Walking. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
- Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth and Ken Fones-Wolf. Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
- Guzmán, Will. Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
- Jamison, Phil. Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
- Lause, Mark A. Free Labor: The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
University of Minnesota Press
- Barrett, Ross and Daniel Worden. Oil Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
- Capshaw, Katharine. Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
- Childs, Dennis. Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
- Mathes, Carter. Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature after Civil Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
- Willis, Sharon. The Poitier Effect: Racial Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
- Wright, Michelle M. Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
University of North Carolina Press
- Bailey, Amy Kate and Stewart E. Tolnay. Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Berrey, Stephen A. The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Dean, Adam Wesley. An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Downs, Gregory P. and Kate Masur, eds. The World the Civil War Made. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Estes, Steve. Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Gallman, J. Matthew. Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Gilbert, David. The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Hudson, Angela Pulley. Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Hughes, Charles L. Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Hurt, R. Douglas. Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- LeFlouria, Talitha L. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- McIlvenna, Noleen. The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Miles, Tiva. Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Parsons, Elaine Frantz. Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
- Tortora, Daniel J. Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015.
University Press of Florida
- Bone, Martyn, Brian Ward, and William A. Link, eds. Creating and Consuming the American South. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Engle, Stephen D., ed. The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency and Civil War America. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Hobbs, Tameka Bradley. Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Miller, W. Jason. Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Stefani, Anne. Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920–1970. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Strickland, Jeff. Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War–Era Charleston. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Venters, Louis. No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina’s Bahá’í Community. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
- Weatherford, Doris. They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
University Press of Mississippi
- Black, Jason Edward. American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
- Charters, Samuel. Songs Of Sorrow: Lucy McKim Garrison and “Slave Songs of the United States.” Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
- Kennedy, Brittany Powell. Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
- Schmidt, Tyler T. Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
- Watson, Jay and Ann J. Abadie, eds. Faulkner’s Geographies. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
- Watson, Veronica T. The Souls Of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015.
University Press of Southern Denmark
- Gretland, Jan Nordby. Heads on Fire: Essays on Southern Fiction. Odense, Denmark: UP of Southern Denmark, 2014.
- Schatz-Jakobsen, Claus, Peter Simonsen, and Tom Pettitt, eds. The Book Out of Bounds: Essays Presented to Lars Ole Sauerberg. Odense, Denmark: UP of Southern Denmark, 2015.
University of València Press
- Constante Gonzalez, ed. Unsteadily Marching On: The U.S. South in Motion. València: Universitat de València Press, 2014.
University of Virginia Press
- Burstein, Andrew. Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2015.
- Chaffin, Tom. Giant’s Causeway: Frederick Douglass’s Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.
- Driskell, Jr. Jay Winston. Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta’s Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.
- Escott, Paul D. Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.
- Hillyer, Reiko. Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.
- Park, Stephen M. The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.
- Rosenthal, Debra J. Performatively Speaking: Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2015.
- Still, Erica. Prophetic Remembrance: Black Subjectivity in African American and South African Trauma Narratives. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2014.