The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter

The SSSL Newsletter is published twice annually, once in May and once in November. The Newsletter keeps SSSL members up to date on Society programs and related current and future events sponsored by other organizations. The Newsletter informs the members of the SSSL about their colleagues’ pursuits and offers an ongoing bibliography of notable scholarship published in southern studies.

Volume 39, Issue 1, December 2005

From the Editor: It’s not feeling too Southern today here in the Ozarks. Tonight’s forecast is clear with a low of 1 degree. Hmm. The hot, sultry South seems far away, and I’m reminded of the year I taught in Finland at the University of Helsinki. Finnish students...

Volume 38, Issue 2, May 2005

From the Editor: Greetings from the Ozarks, one of those borderlands that postmodern thinking has made so popular to talk about. Fayetteville is not too postmodern but it is a city where South meets Midwest, where you find a columned mansion straight out of the Old...

Volume 38, Issue 1, December 2004

From the Editor: As we’re all well aware, one of the recent critical trends involves contextualizing Southern literature internationally, particularly with eyes looking southward toward Central and South America, including the Caribbean. To my thinking, such...

Volume 37, Issue 2, May 2004

From the Editor: Oh, how the South is changing. A few weeks ago I went to Milledgeville, Georgia to give a lecture on Flannery O’Connor at Georgia College and State University. During a very enjoyable weekend, I visited the O’Connor farm, Andalusia, which when...

Volume 37, Issue 1, November 2003

From the Editor: Well, we did it. The Society has gone digital. I think our new system, with the Newsletter being received electronically, represents a big step forward for us, giving us much more flexibility in terms of getting information out and about and in terms...

Volume 36, Issue 1, November 2002

From the Editor: Winter looms in the Ozarks, as we send along a new issue of the Newsletter. I want first to announce that we now have two new assistant editors, Lori Bailey and Renée Farmer, both of whom are outstanding graduate students here at the University of...

Volume 36, Issue 2, April 2002

From the Editor: Summer is now upon us, the heat and humidity rolling in. I love it. I mean, how you could be interested in Southern literature and culture and not appreciate one of the region’s defining characteristics? Climate matters. I lived in Finland for a year....

Past Newsletter PDF’s

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Volume 51, Issue 2 January 2018

Volume 51, Issue 2 January 2018 undead 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...