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Volume 51, Issue 1 June 2017

Volume 51, Issue 1 June 2017 dirty south issue   James A. Crank is an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Alabama. Author of the forthcoming Understanding Randall Kenan, as well as Understanding Sam Shepard and editor of New Approaches To Gone With The Wind, he is currently editing a collection of James Agee’s short fiction. Each day I go to work at the University of Alabama I sit in my office in Morgan Hall, the home of […]

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Volume 50, Issue 2 January 2017

Volume 50, Issue 2 January 2017 Losing Purple America Issue James A. Crank is an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Alabama. Author of Understanding Sam Shepard and editor of New Approaches To Gone With The Wind, he is currently editing a collection of James Agee’s complete short fiction.      Happy winter, SSSL’ers! I know we are all busy preparing and planning for spring term, the MLA conference, and our next conference in Austin in 2018. As we turn […]

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Volume 50, Issue 1 , July 2016

Volume 50, Issue 1 July 2016 Graduate Professionalization Issue: James A. Crank is an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Alabama. Author of Understanding Sam Shepard and editor of New Approaches To Gone With The Wind, he is currently editing a collection of James Agee’s complete short fiction. Greetings all and welcome to our summer 2016 issue for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. I am writing on just the other side of another fantastic SSSL […]

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Volume 49, Issue 2, January 2016

Volume 49, Issue 2 January 2016 The South in the North Issue James A. Crank is an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Alabama. Author of Understanding Sam Shepard and editor of New Approaches To Gone With The Wind, he is currently editing a collection of James Agee’s complete short fiction. Welcome to the 2015 fall/winter issue of the SSSL Newsletter! Happiest of holidays, and a joyous end-of-the-semester, hurrah to all! I am writing to […]

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Volume 49, Issue 1, May 2015

Volume 49, Issue 1 May 2015 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 […]

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Volume 48, Issue 2, November 2014

The Contemporary South Issue David A. Davis is Associate Professor of English and Director of Fellowships and Scholarships at Mercer University. With Tara Powell, he co-edited Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways. Does the South still matter? A recent trend in southern studies has critiqued the existence of the South, suggesting that it is a social construction and that literary representations of the contemporary South reflect a simulacra of that social construction. These critiques undermine the myth of southern exceptionalism, […]

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