The SSSL Newsletter

SSSL Newsletters are published twice a year in May and 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 as to what their colleagues are doing and offers an ongoing bibliography of notable scholarship published in southern studies.

Volume 45, Issue 2, November 2011

The Anniversary Issue David A. Davis, the SSSL newsletter editor, is Assistant Professor of English and Southern Studies at Mercer University. The year marks the 43rd anniversary of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s founding. We tend not to mark such dates, preferring instead to observe anniversaries neatly divisible by ten or twenty-five. As literary critics, we might feel the impulse to observe drily that all of these dates are merely arbitrary constructions manufactured for the specious performance […]

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Volume 42, Issue 2, June 2009

From the Editor: This is quite some issue – thank-you so much to all of you who have contributed, especially to Jon Smith, who has written a fascinating account of his experiences in teaching southern studies out of the South, and across the border, in Canada. I read Jon’s observations with particular interest: I am teaching a southern literature course next semester for the first time here at the University of Sydney. I expect to encounter similar challenges and also, […]

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Volume 42, Issue 1, November 2008

From the Editor: First of all, surely I need to acknowledge the extraordinary events in the US this past week. As a colleague suggested to me the other day, Obama’s election perhaps signals the real beginning of the 21st century. We are certainly caught up in the excitement here across the Pacific – the tension and anticipation at Sydney University last week was palpable throughout the day, with televisions across campus tuned into CNN. The H-South site has started what […]

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Volume 41, Issue 2, May 2008

From the Editor: What a jam-packed issue this one is, perhaps the upshot of what I believe was a really exciting SSSL convention in Williamsburg earlier this month. Susan Donaldson and her assistants deserve a huge thanks for not only ensuring the convention took place at all, but also for making it such a resounding success. Let’s keep the enthusiasm and momentum going, in regard to both the Newsletter’s Fall issue and the 2010 New Orleans convention. I am certainly […]

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Volume 41, Issue 1, November 2007

From the Editor: I am thrilled with my new role as Editor of the SSSL Newsletter. Thanks to Bob Brinkmeyer, Susan Donaldson, Ryan McDonald (College of William and Mary) and Cassandra M. Edwards (University of Arkansas) for making the transition such an easy one. Let me introduce myself. As some of you may already know, I am a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, in Canberra, Australia. I […]

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Volume 40, Issue 2, May 2007

From the Editor: With this issue, I am stepping down from the editorship of the newsletter and passing the position along to someone else. I’ve enjoyed being editor over the past several years, though really it has been the associate editors–graduate students here at the University of Arkansas who were interested in Southern literature–who have done almost all of the work. They are the ones who deserve all the credit for the newsletter, along with David Boddie, who has done […]

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