The Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO) is a new affiliate of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Our mission is to foster the careers of graduate students, recent PhDs, lecturers, adjunct/visiting/assistant professors, and scholars new to the field of southern studies. To this end, the ESO offers a range of opportunities to professionalize by networking with both emerging and established scholars who study the American South. The Organization also offers useful resources such as online bibliographies, CFPs, job market seminars, and digital writing workshops. 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.
Click here to meet the Executive Council of ESO, or if you want to join the organization. Here you’ll also find more information about both our workshopping and our mentoring opportunities.
Click here to check out our upcoming events, view CFPs and conference postings, or submit information about an event you would like to promote.
Here you’ll find bibliographies for graduate students and early-career scholars on a wealth of topics, including Southern studies, post-Southernism, postcolonialism, and race studies, and gender studies.
The Spotlight on Southernist Scholars Initiative is a new project that asks southernist scholars to comment on the state of the field, including some thoughts on the job market.