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 you during an exciting time for SSSSL–just a little over three months away from our biennial conference, which runs March 9th through the 13th, 2016 in Boston. As you prepare for the event, please check back to our webpage at southernlit.org for updates on lodging, transportation, programs, and other useful information that should help you in planning for the trip. I know Jack and the program committee have received outstanding proposals, and we are all looking forward to hearing our colleagues, friends, and students share their work.

We’re welcoming a new member to the SSSL Newsletter staff with this issue: Will Murray, who is taking over from Zachary Vernon as editorial assistant after Zach secured a tenure track job at Appalachian State (CONGRATS, Zach!). We are happy to have Will with us: Will is a third year PhD student at the University of Alabama and a participant in SSSL’s Emerging Scholars Organization.  He came to Alabama after a BA from the University of Mississippi in 2009 and a MA from the College of Charleston in 2012. In Charleston, he began researching how conceptions of the South are manifested through visual arguments, and this interest turned into a publication with the South Carolina Review on tourism, Charleston, and the Fort Sumter monument.  Since coming to Alabama, Will has expanded his focus to exploring how literature and visual mediums, including comics, film, and drama, work together to form narratives about the South, and most recently he has published a paper in the College English Association’s journal on Kyle Baker’s graphic novel Nat Turner.  Will is also working on article length projects on Eudora Welty and Lorraine Hansberry.

I hope you’ll help me make Will feel welcome when you meet him in person in Boston!

I’ve named this the “South in the North Issue” both to dovetail with the theme of our upcoming conference and also because so much recent, exciting work in southern studies has defined itself through its interrogation of “directions,” “positions,” and the interplay of seemingly disparate ideas. In just a decade, our field has drastically expanded and is at a unique point in its evolution, where the work we do seems at once more relevant and more complicated than ever. That work is highlighted throughout this issue, and, of course, is the basis for the outstanding conference Jack and the others are planning for us in March.

Jon Smith gives us an update below on his own “South in the North”/pre-MLA conference that was held in January, 2015 in Vancouver, and Jack’s column discusses the ways in which southern studies is branching out into new territories and investigating new ideas–a fact to which the prolific CFP’s, calls, and bibliography that Will has carefully curated can all attest. Southern studies is a vibrant field that is constantly expanding into other disciplines and subjects!

I know we are all more than ready to get together and explore new and exciting directions in our field this spring.
See you in Boston!


President’s Column

John T. Matthews, President of SSSL, is a Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of several books, most recently William Faulkner: Seeing through the South.


For those of us who study and teach Southern literature, 2015 presented many powerful instances of the continuing effects of the South on the nation’s political, social, and cultural lives.  From a preoccupation with the ‘defense’ of Southern borders preoccupying legislative and presidential campaign discourses, many of them appealing to notions of national purity; to the year’s sequence of acts of state violence and individual terrorism against people of color, many of them in the South, and some of them drawing explicitly on a representational rhetoric associated with earlier supremacist movements; to eloquent testimony from a writer such as Ta-Nehisi Coates about the lethal consequences of the nation’s under-acknowledged and unpaid debt to slavery and racism—in these and in so many other ways the South has urged itself on national attention.  Students at Boston University in my course on fictions of the modern South, from all regions of the country and a few from abroad, often are encountering for the first time in any detail the material history of the global colonial plantation economy, the invention and periodic re-engineering of the racism meant to rationalize it, the ramifications of this system for every dimension of personal development and relations—gender, sexuality, religious belief, attitudes toward and uses of the environment—all the elements explored in the rich literature we are committed to teaching and writing about.   I know for many of us the publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman created unanticipated opportunities to discuss publicly how an iconic work about the South served national imaginaries.  In the immediate aftermath of the book’s appearance came debate about questions of individual vs. systemic racism, the achievements and limitations of progressive liberalism, the complexities of the mid-century civil rights movement, the capacities of literature to inspire to activism as well as to redirect affect and shield blind spots.  Renewed scrutiny of the past informed protests about racial insensitivities and policies reinforcing inequality on campuses around the country.  Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq symptomized the rage and frustration arising from the militarization of citizen populations for industrial profit in the matrix of longstanding racial inequity.  I also take his film as embodying the power of literary fantasy to imagine creative responses to urgent social crises.

Many of the questions I’ve mentioned above reflect ideas members have proposed to explore at our upcoming conference in Boston, March 10-12.  The response to our topic, “The South in the North,” was extremely strong, and the program committee has attempted to accommodate as many proposals as our time and venue allow.  We expect to send all notifications by the end of this week (Friday, January 8).  We’ll remind you of more details about the conference in that communication.

SSSL awards up to five graduate student travel fellowships to each conference.  Our awards honor Noel Polk, Peggy Prenshaw, and Dorothy Scura, whose students and colleagues created these memorials to their distinguished careers in Southern studies.  Please consider donating to these fellowship funds:


We welcome four new members of the Executive Council who were elected last fall and will serve terms from 2015-2018: Amy Clukey, Leigh Anne Duck, Tom Haddox, and Tony Szczesiul.   On behalf of the Society, I want to thank departing Council members Brannon Costello, Cole Hutchison, Sharon Monteith, and Dan Turner for their service, and to thank them as well for constituting the nomination committee for the Council elections.

Many thanks to Gina Marie Caison for her term of service as SSSL’s liaison to MLA, and grateful welcome to Katie Burnett, who will take up these duties.   Tara Powell is ending her term as liaison to ALA, and Todd Hagstette has agreed to succeed her: our thanks to both.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and an enjoyable spring semester,

Jack Matthews


The South in the North

As a kind of warmup for the 2016 SSSL convention in Boston, a couple dozen southernists and Canadianists converged in Vancouver just before the 2015 MLA Convention to discuss “the south in the north.”  The mini-conference had two main goals.  The first was to push back against the “Canadian exceptionalism” that wants to disavow antiblack racism, for example, as simply a feature of the U.S. South.  Almost since Houston Baker and Dana Nelson quoted Malcolm X’s “Mississippi is anywhere in the United States south of the Canadian border,” Canadian scholar Jade Ferguson (who delivered the keynote) has been asking, “Why stop there?”  The second was to put in dialogue, in a series of roundtables, three groups that found themselves (at least, this was the premise) on the margins of a U.S.-based discipline: Black Canadianists and black southernists on the edges of African American studies; Asian southernists and Asian Canadianists on the margins of a west-coast-U.S.-based Asian American studies; and Native southernists and First Nations/Métis scholars on the margins of a western-U.S.-based Native American studies.  (A special issue of The Global South, coedited by Leigh Anne Duck and me, is forthcoming.)

The papers ranged, for example, from a definitive examination of what Canada means both in Richard Ford’s Canada and in his earlier work (Bob Brinkmeyer) to two very different papers dealing wholly or partly with Cherokee-cum-Canadian writer Thomas King (Kirstin Squint, Gina Caison) to a consideration the “Loser Keeps Bieber” Olympic hockey meme (Erich Nunn, naturally).  But the roundtables, where nothing went as expected, had everyone talking even more.  As Leslie Bow noted, what was unusual about the gathering turned out to be less that Asian Canadianists and Asian southernists, for example, were in dialogue as that native, Asian, and black scholars were put into direct conversation instead of siloed.  What ensued was a vertiginous cross-disciplinary contemplation of fundamental questions of (among other things) identity, intersectionality, interstitiality, diaspora, nation, region, scale, and complicity that left all of us, I think, feeling a little bit in over our heads.  The printed version, recollected in tranquility, should capture some of that excitement, which can only carry over to Boston 2016.

— Jon Smith



The Emerging Scholars Organization (ESO) has had a wonderful response to its early initiatives. We have heard from many willing mentors, and the reports from both mentors and mentees have been outstanding. We are also grateful to those who participated in our first round of southernist spotlights: Andy Crank, Katie Burnett, Erich Nunn, and Michael Bibler. Our spotlight interviews—and soon, bibliographies and news about ESO events—can be found on our website.

In addition to developing new ways to foster academic growth for graduate students, recent graduates, independent scholars, early-career faculty, and scholars new to southern studies from afar, ESO will host mentoring events and a happy hour at SSSL in Boston. We have plans to host panels relating to the job market and pedagogy, as well. 

We will also use our meeting in Boston to discuss our biennial officer elections, which will be held two weeks after the conference. We encourage both new and current members to run, and we hope established SSSL members will continue to direct graduate students and new SSSL attendees to us. For any inquiries related to ESO and our events in Boston, please contact Matthew Dischinger at [email protected].





Panel/s for the Canadian Association for American Studies 2016 Conference

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada / October 21-23, 2016


For CAAS 2016, I would like to put together one or more southern studies panels on the wide-ranging topic of “Southern Homeland Insecurities.”

In their description of the conference’s broader theme, “Homeland Insecurities,” the CAAS 2016 organizers ask: “What are the origins of the insecurity state, and how has it shaped American culture? More broadly, what does it mean to imagine the United States as a secure homeland? Can non-indigenous Americans ever feel at home in North America without inventing abject social categories meant to contain their insecurities?”

In such an insecure environment, where “home” and “homeland” first and foremost describe a nation state, what happens to other notions of “home,” particularly local and regional ones? Can particular southern spaces, let alone “the South” writ larger, be understood as insecure? If no, what are the implications of “the insecurity state” in and for “the South?” If yes, what are these southern insecurities? How do they work? Where and when do they seem to come from, what do they do and fail to do, and what are their consequences?

Proposals might take up one or more of these questions, but I’m really happy to consider work on any topic that speaks in any way to “southern homeland insecurities.” In addition, the general cfp for CAAS 2016 offers a potentially helpful (and by no means exhaustive) collection of suggested questions, approaches, and topics:


I also hope that CAAS 2016 will give us the opportunity to continue the “South in the North” conversations we had in Vancouver just before MLA 2015, thanks to Jon Smith, and the ones we’ll have in Boston at SSSL 2016, thanks to Jack Matthews.

Please e-mail a 300-word abstract to Eric Gary Anderson <[email protected]> by March 1, 2016.

Eric Gary Anderson
Past President, The Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Associate Professor of English, George Mason University
[email protected]  /  southernlit.org



A decade ago, two groundbreaking works seriously introduced the representation of swamps in literature and popular culture into critical discussion: Tynes Cowan’s The Slave in the Swamp: Disrupting the Plantation Narrative (2005) and Anthony Wilson’s Shadow and Shelter: the Swamp in Southern Culture (2006). Since the publication of these volumes, developments in geocritical, ecocritical, posthumanist, and critical animal studies; continued developments in scholarship on Native American cultures and literatures; new novels, poems, films, television programs, comics, and other cultural productions; further developments in the new Southern Studies; and rapidly changing ecological circumstances (the escalating disappearance of coastal wetlands, as well as the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe) have all presented new vocabularies and critical frameworks uniquely suited to furthering thinking about swamps. In light of these developments and in order to revisit and continue the critical examination of swamps, we believe this is a good moment to bring together the insights of multiple scholars in a collection: Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies. A major university press has confirmed interest in this project.

 The editors—Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Kirstin Squint, and Anthony Wilson—invite a wide range of essays that consider swamps in literature and popular culture from any era. The following ideas are provided as guidance:

  •  Geocritical, ecocritical, posthumanist, critical animal studies frameworks
  • Comparative transnational or global studies approaches
  • Southern swamps as “shelter” for runaway slaves, American Indians, Cajuns, and other marginalized peoples
  • The implications of global climate change on human populations indigenous to Southern swamps such as the Seminole, Miccosukee, Houma, and Point au Chien peoples
  • Swamp-centric narratives as reflections of the impact of global climate change
  • Portrayals of Southern swamps in television and movies, particularly as a result of the evolution of “Hollywood South”
  • Portrayals of Southern swamps in regional music including Cajun and zydeco or in popular music by artists such as Tab Benoit, Hank Williams, and others
  • The ways that genre fiction writers such as James Lee Burke, Anne Rice, Carl Hiaasen, and Randy Wayne White use swamps as narrative tools
  • How artistic and cultural artifacts such as Chitimacha baskets or the paintings of George Rodrigue reflect and tell stories about swamps
  • Why monsters, ghosts, vampires, and loup garou so often populate narratives of Southern swamps

 500 word proposals should be sent to editors Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Kirstin Squint, and Anthony Wilson at [email protected] by June 15, 2016. For those asked to contribute to the collection, we anticipate that completed essays of approximately 5000-6000 words will be due by June 15, 2017. Proposals from both established and emerging scholars are welcomed, as is work from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Call for Submissions for the 2017 issue of the


Featuring North Carolina Literature and the Other Arts

Complete submissions are due by August 31, 2016

North Carolina is the home of not only talented writers but also talented artists and musicians – and some who dabble in more than one of the arts. And then there are adaptations that bring literature and the other arts together – page to stage (the dramatic stage, the musical stage, the small screen, and the big screen). For this section, we would be interested in articles and interviews.

 Early submissions and proposals are welcome. Queries and proposals for the special feature section may be emailed to the editor, Margaret Bauer ([email protected]). For formatting manuscripts and online submission instructions, please consult our website: www.nclr.ecu.edu/submissions.


Graduate Assistant Position(s) Available: 
An Opportunity to Work on the Staff of the Award-Winning North Carolina Literary Review

The graduate programs at East Carolina University includes the opportunity to apply for an editorial assistantship with the award-winning North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR).   

NCLR editorial assistants help with editing the current issue, website development, grant applications, promotional activities, and/or developing a marketing plan. Candidates should have strong writing and proofreading skills and be proficient at using Macintosh computers and Microsoft Word. Desirable additional skills (or interest in learning) Indesign (or other desktop publishing program), web publishing, and grant-writing.

For information about ECU’s graduate program, go to: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/engl/gradindex.cfm

For more information about this award-winning journal, go to: http://www.nclr.ecu.edu

Students interested in working with NCLR should contact the editor, Professor Margaret Bauer, via email ([email protected]) for more information.

Call for Submissions: The Simms Review

Deadline: 15 February 2016

 Before we all disappear for the holidays, this is a reminder that The Simms Review, the peer-reviewed journal of the William Gilmore Simms Society, is still accepting submissions for its next issue, due out in mid-2016.  This is an open-theme issue of the journal, so we are interested in work that examines any aspect of the life, work, or world of William Gilmore Simms.

 The volume of the journal following this one will be a themed issue on “The Global Simms,” so this call will be the last opportunity to publish general topic essays in the Review until 2018. We accept articles between 2,500-7,500 words and notes of up to 1,500 words.  The journal also traditionally has been highly receptive to exceptional student writing.

 The Society joins the Simms Initiatives, the University of South Carolina Press, the Digital U.S. South project at USC, and the cadre of scholars, young and old, who are participating in the current renaissance in Simms studies.  We would be delighted to welcome any new voices to the conversation.

 Questions and submissions should be directed to Todd Hagstette, editor of The Simms Review, at [email protected].  Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Ernest J. Gaines Center Summer Institute

The Ernest J. Gaines Center encourages university teachers and graduate students to apply to our 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, titled Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience. This four-week Institute, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, takes place May 30-June 24, 2016 and will focus on bringing the work of Ernest J. Gaines into the broader conversations of American, Southern, and African American literature.”

Here is the link to the website for the summer institute: https://ernestgaines.ucs.louisiana.edu/summerscholar/

It is open to college professors and graduate students, so please advertise to your students, too.


Call for Papers
Faulkner and Hemingway
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2016

This “Faulkner and Hemingway” conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Ernest Hemingway.  All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed.  We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Possible topics could include: race, gender, class, biography, history, World War I, the Great Depression, the Global South, religion, the natural environment, hunting, myth, humor, language, and modernism.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address by Joseph Fruscione, author of Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry, a tour of the University’s renowned L. D. Brodsky Collection of Faulkner materials, and a literary-themed art exhibition.

Expanded versions of the papers will be considered for possible publication in a collection of essays to be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

E-mail a 200-300-word abstract by May 15, 2016, to: [email protected]. Inquiries can be directed to Christopher Rieger at [email protected] or (573) 651-2620.



Undergraduate students from any institution are encouraged to submit papers for this conference.  These papers (7-10 pages) may be on Faulkner, Hemingway, or both.  The authors of the top two undergraduate submissions will receive cash prizes respectively of $150 and $100; a waiver of the conference registration and banquet fees; and an invitation to present the winning entries at the conference (winners must participate in the conference to qualify for the cash award).  Contest submissions may be submitted by e-mail attachment to [email protected] and must be received by May 15, 2016.  Undergraduate submissions not awarded cash prizes will be considered for inclusion among the presentations at the conference.   NOTE: To be eligible for this contest, a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate during all or part of the 2016 calendar year.


SSSL Bibliography, Spring 2015

Will Murray, Bibliographer and Editorial Assistant for the SSSL Newsletter, is a PhD student at the University of Alabama.



African American Review

  • Brooks, Kinitra D. “The Importance Of Neglected Intersections: Race And Gender In Contemporary Zombie Texts And Theories.” African American Review 47.4 (2014): 461-475.
  • Foley, Barbara. “Becoming “More Human”: From The Drafts Of Invisible Man To Three Days Before The Shooting..” African American Review 48.1/2 (2015): 67-82.
  • Ganster, Mary. “Fact, Fiction, And The Industry Of Violence: Newspapers And Advertisements In Clotel.” African American Review 48.4 (2015): 431-444.
  • Gilger, Kristin. “Otherwise Lost Or Forgotten: Collecting Black History In L. S. Alexander Gumby’s “Negroana” Scrapbooks.” African American Review 48.1/2 (2015): 111-126.
  • Jewett, Chad. “The Modality Of Toni Morrison’s Jazz.” African American Review 48.4 (2015): 445-456.
  • Lewis, Christopher S. “Queering Personhood In The Neo-Slave Narrative: Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories.” African American Review 47.4 (2014): 447-459.
  • Mendelssohn, Michèle. “Rewriting The Genealogy Of Minstrelsy For Modernity “Cry And Sing, Walk And Rage, Scream And Dance.” African American Review 48.1/2 (2015): 127-139.
  • Mills, Nathaniel. “Ralph Ellison’s Marxism: The Lumpenproletariat, The Folk, And The Revolution.” African American Review 47.4 (2014): 537-554.
  • Rodwan Jr., John G. “Sam Rivers: Remembering The Forgotten.” African American Review 47.4 (2014): 523-535.
  • Schroeder, Patricia R. “Neo-Hoodoo Dramaturgy: Robert Johnson On Stage.” African American Review 48.1/2 (2015): 83-96.
  • Yale Heisler, Aaron. “John Coltrane’s Pursuit Of Elegance.” African American Review 48.4 (2015): 393-413.

American Literary History

  • Cordell, Ryan. “Reprinting, Circulation, and the Network Author in Antebellum Newspapers.” American Literary History 27.3 (2015): 417-445.
  • Jay, Gregory. “Queer Children and Representative Men: Harper Lee, Racial Liberalism, and the Dilemma of To Kill a Mockingbird.” American Literary History 27.3 (2015): 487-522.

American Literature

  • Bray, Katie. “A Climate . . . More Prolific . . . in Sorcery”: The Black Vampyre and the Hemispheric Gothic.” American Literature (2015) 87(1): 1-21.
  • Kassanoff, Jennie A. “Pregnant Chad: Gender, Race, and the Ballot.” American Literature (2015) 87(3): 575-602.
  • Kuhn, Mary. “Garden Variety: Botany and Multiplicity in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Abolitionism.” American Literature (2015) 87(3): 489-516.
  • Zwarg, Christina. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia’s Nat Turner? Mesmerism, Stowe, and the Terror of Things.” American Literature (2015) 87(1): 23-50.

Appalachian Journal

  • Jones, Loyal. “Bascom Lamar Lunsford: A Herald of Appalachian Studies.” Appalachian Journal 3-4 (2015): 232-252.
  • Massek, Sue. “The Herstory of Appalachia: Three Centuries of Oppression and Resistance.” Appalachian Journal 3-4 (2015): 284 – 298.
  • Rorrer, Kinney. “The North Carolina Rambler: Charlie Poole.” Appalachian Journal 3-4 (2015): 252-262.


  • Jacobs, Bethany. ““Woman Like You”: Troubling Same-Sex Desire in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora and Eva’s Man.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1196-1213
  • Johnson, Loretta. “This Mammy-Made Nation Born in Blood: The Family as Nation in Ralph Waldo Ellison’s Three Days Before the Shooting … The Unfinished Second Novel.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1214-1229.
  • Leavell, Lori. ““Not Intended Exclusively for the Slave States”: Antebellum Recirculation of David Walker’s Appeal.” Callaloo 38.3 (2015): 679-695.
  • Mitchell, Renae L. “A Trans-Atlantic Vandal: Omeros and the Ekphrastic Counter-monument.” Callaloo 38.1 (2015): 150-166.
  • Pavletich, JoAnn. “Pauline Hopkins and the Death of the Tragic Mulatta.” Callaloo 38.3 (2015): 647-663.
  • Ryan, Connor. “Defining Diaspora in the Words of Women Writers: A Feminist Reading of Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck and Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1230-1244.
  • Salius, Erin Michael. “Rethinking Historical Realism: Catholicism and Spirit Possession in Ernest Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” Callaloo 38.3 (2015): 664-678.
  • Seger, Maria. “Ekphrasis and the Postmodern Slave Narrative: Reading the Maps of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1181-1195.
  • Stephanou, Aspasia. “Helen Oyeyemi’s White Is for Witching and the Discourse of Consumption.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1245-1259.
  • Vargas, Jennifer Harford. “Novel Testimony: Alternative Archives in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” Callaloo 37.5 (2014): 1162-1180.

Contemporary Literature

  • Leonard, Keith D. “Postmodern Soul: The Innovative Nostalgia of Thomas Sayers Ellis.” Contemporary Literature 56.2 (2015): 340-371.

Cormac McCarthy Journal

  • Comyn, Joshua. ““What’s he a judge of?”: The Effacement of Agency and an Ethics of Reading in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 54-71.
  • Dominy, Jordan J. “Cannibalism, Consumerism, and Profanation: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the End of Capitalism.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 143-158.
  • Greve, Julius. ““Another kind of clay”: On Blood Meridian’s Okenian Philosophy of Nature.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 27-53.
  • Jenkins, Christopher. “One Drive, Two Deaths in Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 86-99.
  • MacKenzie, Cameron. “A Song of Great Order: The Real in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 100-120.
  • Nash, Woods. “News Madder Yet: Sources and Significance of Cormac McCarthy’s Portrayals of a State Psychiatric Hospital in Child of God and Suttree.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 72-85.
  • Thompson, Lucas. ““Books Are Made out of Books”: David Foster Wallace and Cormac McCarthy.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 3-26.
  • White, Christopher T. “Dreaming the Border Trilogy: Cormac McCarthy and Narrative Creativity.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 13.1 (2015): 121-142.

Early American Literature

  • Gikandi, Simon. “Rethinking the Archive of Enslavement.” Early American Literature 50.1 (2015): 81-102.
  • Goode, Abby L. “Gothic Fertility in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History.” Early American Literature 50.2 (2015): 449-473.

Edgar Allan Poe Review

  • Brewer, Charles E. “The Rochester Amateurs and The Fall of the House of Usher.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 44-53.
  • Dern, John A. “Iron Poe: The Rhetoric of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” in Story and Song.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 70-82.
  • Herzfeld, Gregor. “Poe and “Gothic Opera”.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 1-18.
  • McAdams, Charity. “Music, Madness, and Disenchantment: Roderick Usher and the Ballad “The Mad Trist”.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 54-69.
  • Studniarz, Sławomir.”Sonority and Semantics in “Annabel Lee”.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 107-125.
  • Thomas, James W. ““My Heart Laid Bare”: Poe’s Poetic Autobiography Revealed in Verse and Embedded in Prose.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 94-106.
  • Weiner, Bruce I. “Another French Face: Maurice Rollinat’s Musical Interpretations of Poe’s Poetry.” The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 19-43.

Eudora Welty Review

  • Brown, Carolyn J. ““Both authors are aunts!”: The Note That Compares Delta Wedding with Pride and Prejudice.” Eudora Welty Review 7.1 (2015): 73-78.
  • Graham-Bertolini, Alison. “Finding the Extraordinary in Welty’s “Music from Spain”.” Eudora Welty Review 7.1 (2015): 79-92.
  • Harrison, Rebecca L. “Altering the Course: History, Romantic Nationalism, and Colonial Signifiers in Welty’s Natchez Trace Fiction.” Eudora Welty Review 7.1 (2015): 45-72.
  • Temple, Jessica Jane. ““My Old Lady”: The Influence of Eudora Welty’s Phoenix Jackson on Elizabeth Bishop’s “Faustina”.” Eudora Welty Review 7.1 (2015): 17-24.
  • Wood, Susan. “Eudora Welty’s Challenge to Fascism in The Robber Bridegroom.” Eudora Welty Review 7.1 (2015): 25-43.

The Explicator

  • Bell, Erin. “Carson McCullers’ ‘Court in the West Eighties’ and the Framed (Male) Object.” The Explicator Vol. 73. 3 (2015): 195-200.
  • Kirchdorfer, Ulf. “Flight in William Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning’.” The Explicator Vol. 73. 2 (2015): 115-119.
  • Mosby, William Michael. “Lost In The City: Edward P. Jones’s Dilemma of Contemporary Entitlement.” The Explicator Vol. 73. 2 (2015): 144-149.
  • Steverson, Delia Denise. “Zora Neale Hurston’s Racial Politics in Jonah’s Gourd Vine.” The Explicator Vol. 73. 3 (2015): 226-228.

SLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

  • Beilfuss ,Michael J. “Ironic Pastorals and Beautiful Swamps: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Troubled Landscapes of the American South” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (Summer 2015) 22 (3): 485-506.
  • Wright, Laura. “Vegans, Zombies, and Eco-Apocalypse: McCarthy’s The Road and Atwood’s Year of the Flood.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment (Summer 2015) 22 (3): 507-524

Journal of African American Studies

  • Carter-Francique, Akilah R; Hart, Algerian; Cheeks, Geremy. “Examining the Value of Social Capital and Social Support for Black Student-Athletes’ Academic Success”. Journal of African American studies. (Jun 2015): 157-177.
  • Henderson, Errol A. “Slave Religion, Slave Hiring, and the Incipient Proletarianization of Enslaved Black Labor: Developing Du Bois’ Thesis on Black Participation in the Civil War as a Revolution”. Journal of African American studies. (Jun 2015) 192-213.

Journal of American Studies

  • Bernier, Celeste-Marie. “A Visual Call to Arms against the ‘Caracature [sic] of My Own Face:’ From Fugitive Slave to Fugitive Image in Frederick Douglass’s Theory of Portraiture.” Journal of American Studies, 49 (May 2015): 323-357.
  • Davis, David A. “The Irony of Southern Modernism.” Journal of American Studies, 49, (August 2015): 457-474.
  • Garcia, Jay. “Richard Wright and the Americanism of Lawd Today!.” Journal of American Studies, 49, (August 2015): 505-522.
  • Sweeney, Fionnghuala. “It Will Come at Last”: Acts of Emancipation in the Art, Culture and Politics of the Black Diaspora.” Journal of American Studies, 49 (May 2015): 225-239.
  • Trodd, Zoe. John Brown’s Spirit: The Abolitionist Aesthetic of Emancipatory Martyrdom in Early Antilynching Protest Literature.” Journal of American Studies, 49 (May 2015): 305-321.
  • Ward, Candace. “‘In the Free’: The Work of Emancipation in the Anglo-Caribbean Historical Novel.” Journal of American Studies, 49, (May 2015): 359-381.
  • Wood, Marcus. “Slavery and Syncretic Performance in the Noite do Tambores Silenciosos: Or How Batuque and the Calunga Dance around with the Memory of Slavery.” Journal of American Studies, 49, (May 2015): 383-403.


  • Benjamin, Shanna Greene. “Intimacy and Ephemera: In Search of Our Mother’s Letters.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 16-27.
  • Boutelle, R. J. “Manifest Diaspora: Black Transamerican Politics and Autoarchiving in Slavery in Cuba.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 110-133.
  • Cobb, Jasmine Nichole. ““Forget Me Not”: Free Black Women and Sentimentality.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 28-46.
  • Farebrother, Rachel. “‘Out of Place’: Reading Space in Percival Everett’s Erasure.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.2 (2015): 117-136.
  • Leise, Christopher and Eleanor Gold. “A Toast to Mr. Smiles: Chiasmus and Comitragedy in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Signified Faulkner.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.2 (2015): 137-157.
  • Moody-Turner, Shirley. ““Dear Doctor Du Bois”: Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, and the Gender Politics of Black Publishing.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 47-68.
  • Roy, Michaël. “Cheap Editions, Little Books, and Handsome Duodecimos: A Book History Approach to Antebellum Slave Narratives.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 69-93.
  • Sommers, Samantha M. “Harriet Jacobs and the Recirculation of Print Culture.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 134-149.
  • Wright, Nazera Sadiq. “Maria W. Stewart’s ‘The First Stage of Life’: Black Girlhood in the Repository of Religion and Literature, and of Science and Art.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. 40.3 (2015): 150-175.

Minnesota Review

  • Lightweis-Goff, Jennie. “Notes of a Gentrifier: Race, Class, and Real Estate in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” the Minnesota Review. Special Issue: A Decade After Katrina. 84 (Summer 2015): 92 – 101.

Mississippi Quarterly

  • Chupin, Helen. “Ethics, Religion, And Philosophy In Anne Tyler’s Noah’s Compass.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 611-624.
  • Farr, Cecilia Konchar. “Faulkner Novels Of Our Own: Oprah’s Middlebrow Book Club Meets The Classics.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 423-433.
  • Gifford, Terry. “Nature’s Eloquent Speech In Charles Frazier’s Nightwoods.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 565-582.
  • Goldblatt, Laura. “If I Could Say”: Voice And Community During The Summer Of Faulkner.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 487-506.
  • Hamblin, Robert W. “Oprah’s Summer Of Faulkner.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 380-392.
  • Lurie, Peter. “Faulknerian Envisionings.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 690-695.
  • Myers, Robert M. “Voluntary Measures: Environmental Stewardship In Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 645-668.
  • Pugh, Tison. “Florence King’s Queer Conservatism And The Gender Politics Of Southern Humor.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.4 (2013): 583-610.
  • Richardson, Riché. “From The Summer Of Faulkner To Oprah’s Obama: What We Can Learn From Joe Christmas And Miss Jane Pittman.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 459-485.
  • Sutton, Matthew. “The Stockholder Syndrome: Reading And Investment In A Summer Of Faulkner.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 435-458.
  • Watson, Jay, and Jaime Harker. “The Summer Of Faulkner: Oprah’s Book Club, William Faulkner, And Twenty-First-Century America.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 355-379.
  • Weinstein, Arnold. “Becoming Someone Else: Oprah Winfrey And Light In August.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 507-523.
  • Yung-Hsing, Wu. “Reading, Feeling, Faulkner.” Mississippi Quarterly 66.3 (2013): 393-421.

Modern Fiction Studies

  • Bardsley, Alyson. “Interspecies Limbic Love: Jane Smiley’s Horse Heaven.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 61.2 (2015): 251-270.

North Carolina Literary Review

  • Squint, Kirstin and Nahem Yousaf. “‘Both Souths That I’ve Known’: An Interview with Monique Truong.” North Carolina Literary Review. 24 (2015): 38-49

Poe Studies

  • Karafilis, Maria. “American Racial Dystopia: Expansion and Extinction in Poe and Hawthorne.” Poe Studies 48.1 (2015): 17-33
  • Lilly, Mitchell C. “Edgar Allan Poe’s The (Unnatural): Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” Poe Studies 48.1 (2015): 34-57.
  • Nichols, Marcia D. “Poe’s “Some Words with a Mummy” and Blackface Anatomy.” Poe Studies 48.1 (2015): 2-16.
  • Taylor, Jonathan. “His “Last Jest”: On Edgar Allan Poe, “Hop-Frog,” and Laughter.” Poe Studies 48.1 (2015): 58-82.

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

  • Lightweis-Goff, Jennie. “Interior Travelogues and ‘Inside Views’: Gender, Urbanity, and the Genre of the Slave Narrative.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 41.1 (Autumn 2015): 1 – 20.

South Atlantic Review

  • Harris, Trudier. “Does northern travel relieve slavery?: ‘Vacations’ in Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s Wench.” South Atlantic Review 78.3-4 (2015): 90-110
  • Kirlew, Shauna M. “A Problematic Agency: The Power of Capital and a Burgeoning Black Middle Class in Edward P. Jones’s The Known World.” South Atlantic Review. 79.1-2 (2015): 68-88.
  • Sturges, Mark. “A Deep Map of the South: Natural History, Cultural History, and William Bartram’s Travels.” South Atlantic Review. 79.1-2 (2015): 43-68.
  • Tuhkunen, Taina “Idols, Icons, and Moving Pictures: William Faulkner’s Southern Lady in Lyndon Chubbuck’s Adaptation of ‘A Rose for Emily’.” South Atlantic Review. 79.1-2 (2015): 124-142.

The South Carolina Review

  • Brosman, Catharine Savage. “Nature Untamed” In Nineteenth-Century Francophone Louisiana Literature.” South Carolina Review 48.1 (2015): 83.
  • Millichap, Joseph. “The Language Of Vision”: Walker Evans And American Literature.” South Carolina Review 48.1 (2015): 123.
  • Van Ness, Gordon. “James Dickey, Vicente Aleixandre, And The Question Of Poetic Creativity.” South Carolina Review 48.1 (2015): 69

South Central Review

  • Coby, Jim. ““—it’s pretty easy to forget what it’s like to be a have-not”: Envisioning and Experiencing Trauma in Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.” South Central Review 32.3 (2015): 110-123.
  • Moynihan, Sinéad. ““Watch me go invisible”: Representing Racial Passing in Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece’s Incognegro.” South Central Review 32.3 (2015): 45-69.
  • Smith, Victoria L. “Highways of Desolation: The Road and Trash in Boys Don’t Cry and Monster.” South Central Review 32.2 (2015): 131-150.

Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South

  • Floyd, Joseph. “Seeing The Southland: Travelers On United Fruit’s Great White Fleet.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of The South 22.1 (2015): 100-116.
  • Liestman, Daniel. “The Day We Used To Celebrate”: The Fourth Of July As A National Day In The South, 1860-1865.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of The South 22.1 (2015): 45-71.
  • Nelson, Heather. “You Could Be Judas”: Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Black Slaveowner.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of The South 22.1 (2015): 16-44.
  • Pond, Julia. “The Earth Which Had Bred His Bones”: Narrative Representations Of Southern Identity In Adolescent Characters.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of The South 22.1 (2015): 72-99.
  • Sanson, Jerry Purvis. “More Than Twelve Years A Slave: The Enduring Legacy Of Solomon Northup.” Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of The South 22.1 (2015): 1-15.

Southern Cultures

  • Enszer, Julie R. “Night Heron Press and Lesbian Print Culture in North Carolina, 1976–1983.” Southern Cultures 21.2 (2015): 43-56.
  • Ross, Matthew. “Haunted by the Ghosts of Pickett’s Charge: Echoes of the Civil War in Two Novels by Vietnam Veterans.” Southern Cultures 21.2 (2015): 67-83.
  • Smith, John Matthew. “The Resurrection: Atlanta, Racial Politics, and the Return of Muhammad Ali.” Southern Cultures 21.2 (2015): 5-26.
  • Williams, Keira V. ““Between Creation and Devouring”: Southern Women Writers and the Politics of Motherhood.” Southern Cultures 21.2 (2015): 27-42.

The Southern Literary Journal

  • Barkley, Danielle. “No Happy Loves: Desire, Nostalgia, and Failure in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 54-67.
  • Bundrick, Christopher. “‘Covered in Blood and Dirt’: Industrial, Capital, and Cultural Crisis in Red Rock and Dracula.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 21-34.
  • Castro, Amanda Lee. “Storm Warnings: The Eternally Recurring Apocalypse in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 68-80.
  • Jaillant, Lise. ““I’m Afraid I’ve Got Involved With a Nut”: New Faulkner Letters.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 98-114.
  • Johnson, Lynn R. “Bearing the Burden of Loss: Melancholic Agency in Charles W. Chesnutt’s Paul Marchand, FMC.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 1-20.
  • Walden, Dan. ““The Bounty of Providence”: Food and Identity in William Byrd’s The History of the Dividing Line.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 35-53.
  • Young, Anna. “North to the Future: Captivity and Escape in The Member of the Wedding.” The Southern Literary Journal 47.1 (2014): 81-97.

Southern Spaces

  • Busch, Andrew M. “Crossing Over: Sustainability, New Urbanism, and Gentrification in Austin, Texas” Southern Spaces 19 August 2015.
  • Delmont, Matthew F. “Dancing Around the “Glaring Light of Television”: Black Teen Dance Shows in the South” Southern Spaces 29 September 2015

The Southern Quarterly

  • Allen, Michael. “Just A Half A Mile From The Mississippi Bridge”: The Mississippi River Valley Origins Of Rock And Roll.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 99-120.
  • Anderson, Tonnia L. “Richard S. Roberts: Race, Cultural Capital, And Visual Politics.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 54-73.
  • Atkinson, Ted. “Faulkner On The Mississippi: Popular Currents Of Realism In If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 46-62.
  • Bertolini, Alison Graham. “Broad And Slow And Yellow”: Navigating Precarity In Shirley Ann Grau’s Mississippi River.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 82-97.
  • Cook, Chuck. “The Photographer As Participant Observer: Ed Wheeler And The Gulf Oil Rigs, 1981-1985.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 80-109.
  • Eckstein, Barbara. “Paddle Your Own Canoe”: Eddy L. Harris’s Mississippi Solo And An Invitation To Communitas.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 137-149.
  • Gentile, Phillip. “Viewing The Iconic Mississippi: Strategies Of Reenactment In River Panoramas And Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood (2013).” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 121-136.
  • Germain, Sheryl St. “River-Shaped: Growing Up At The Mouth Of The Mississippi.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 150-159.
  • Howard, John. “The Joneses: Portraits And Location Stills.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 155-164.
  • Kolin, Philip C. “The Mississippi River And Images Of The Twentieth-Century South.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 5-9.
  • Mcconnell, Kent A. “Photography, Physiognomy, And Revealed Truth In The Antebellum South.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 32-53.
  • Mcdonald, Rob. “Robert Penn Warren’s Guthrie: Selections From Native Ground.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 74-79.
  • Mchaney, Pearl Amelia. “Eudora Welty’s Mississippi River: A View From The Shore.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 63-80.
  • Morris, Christopher. “Reckoning With “The Crookedest River In The World”: The Maps Of Harold Norman Fisk.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 30-44.
  • Ownby, Terry. “Reconstructing Silent Voices In Southern Photographic History.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 11-27.
  • Phillips, Bradley. “Settling For The Unsettling.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 122-132.
  • Register II, Levon. “The Mystery Of The Unidentified Daguerreotype Portrait.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 28-31.
  • Skipper, Jodi, and David Wharton. “Diasporic Kings And Queens: Lafayette’s Black Mardi Gras Performances In Historical And Hemispheric Contexts.” Southern Quarterly 52.4 (2015): 133-154.
  • Smith, Thomas Ruys. “Roustabouts, Steamboats, And The Old Way To Dixie: The Mississippi River And The Southern Imaginary In The Early Twentieth Century.” Southern Quarterly 52.3 (2015): 10-29.

Study the South

  • Cantrell, Jaime. “Put a Taste of the South in Your Mouth: Carnal Appetites and Intersextionality.” Study the South 10 September 2015
  • Hill, Karlos K. “The Lynching Blues: Robert Johnson’s ‘Hellhound on My Trail’ as a Lynching Ballad.” Study the South 11 May 2015.

Texas Studies in Language and Literature

  • Mitchell, Lee Clark. “A Book “Made Out of Books”: The Humanizing Violence of Style in Blood Meridian.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57.3 (2015): 259-281.
  • Phipps, Gregory. “‘He Wished That He Could Be an Idea in Their Minds’: Legal Pragmatism and the Construction of White Subjectivity in Richard Wright’s Native Son.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57.3 (2015): 325-342.
  • Rozier, Travis. “The Politics of Melancholia and Memorialization in Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 57.3 (2015): 282-304.

Transitional Literature

  • Suzanne, Kamata. “Sister Cities: Border Crossings And Barriers In David Zoppetti’s Ichigensan And John Warley’s A Southern Girl.” Transnational Literature 7.2 (2015): 1-11.

Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Christmas, Danielle. “The Plantation-Auschwitz Tradition: Forced Labor And Free Markets In The Novels Of William Styron.” Twentieth Century Literature 61.1 (2015): 1-31.
  • Mills, Nathaniel. “Playing The Dozens And Consuming The Cadillac: Ralph Ellison And Civil Rights Politics.” Twentieth Century Literature 61.2 (2015): 147-172.



Cambridge Scholars Press

  • Akhtar, Jaleel. Dismemberment in the Fiction of Toni Morrison. Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014. Print.
  • Donatien, Patricia, and Rodolphe Solbiac. Critical Perspectives on Conflict in Caribbean Societies of the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries. Newcastle upon Tyne. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015. Print.
  • Morrison, Derrilyn E. Making History Happen: Caribbean Poetry in America. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015. Print.

Cambridge University Press

  • Armstrong, Julie. The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
  • Hutchison, Coleman. A History of American Civil War Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
  • Tawil, Ezra. The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016.

Chicago University Press

  • Clark, Gregory. Civic Jazz: American Music and Kenneth Burke on the Art of Getting Along. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015. Print.
  • Miller, Edward H. Nut Country: Right-wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015. Print.
  • Shields, David S. Southern Provisions: The Creation & Revival of a Cuisine. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015. Print.
  • Slap, Andrew L, Frank Towers, and David R. Goldfield. Confederate Cities: The Urban South During the Civil War Era. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015. Print.

Duke University Press

  • Sammond, Nicholas. Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation. Durham, Duke UP, 2015. Print.
  • Levine, Susan, and Steve Striffler. Food and Work in the Americas. Durham, Duke UP, 2015. Print.
  • Roberts, Brian R, and Keith Foulcher. Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright and the Bandung Conference. Durham, Duke UP, 2016. Print.
  • Cobb, Charles E. This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Durham, Duke UP, 2014. Print.

Hub City Press

  • McDonald, Robert L, (& Contributors including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Michael Parker). Carolina Writers at Home. Ed. Meg Reid. Spartanburg: Hub City, SC. Print.

Louisiana State University Press

  • 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.
  • Anderson, Kristen L. Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2016. Print.
  • Barker, Deborah. Reconstructing Violence: The Southern Rape Complex in Film and Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Batchelor, John E. Race and Education in North Carolina: From Segregation to Desegregation. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Bonner, Michael B. Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a Southern Corporatist Nation. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2016. Print.
  • Campanella, Richard. The Photojournalism of Del Hall: New Orleans and Beyond, 1950s-2000s. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2016. Print.
  • Crank, James A., ed. New Approaches to Gone With the Wind. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Keppel, Ben. Brown V. Board and the Transformation of American Culture: Education and the South in the Age of Desegregation. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Plater, David D. The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Salvant, Shawn. Blood Work: Imagining Race in American Literature, 1890 1940. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Trimble, Genevieve M. Afton Villa: The Birth and Rebirth of a Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Garden. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2016. Print.
  • Vella, Christina. George Washington Carver: A Life. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Wolff, Sally. A Dark Rose: Love in Eudora Welty’s Stories and Novels. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.
  • Zwiers, Maarten. Senator James Eastland: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Democrat. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2015. Print.


  • Drew, Bernard A. Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955: Jim Crow Era Authors and Their Characters. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Hobbs, Priscilla. Walt’s Utopia: Disneyland and American Mythmaking. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Munson, E B. North Carolina Civil War Obituaries, Regiments 1 Through 46: A Collection of Tributes to the War Dead and Veterans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland , 2015. Print.
  • Newby, Tim. Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound and Its Legacy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Plott, William J. The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920-1951. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Powley, Tammy, and Camp A. Van. Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Reynolds, William R. The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Stewart, John. Jefferson Davis’s Flight from Richmond: The Calm Morning, Lee’s Telegrams, the Evacuation, the Train, the Passengers, the Trip, the Arrival in Danville and the Historians’ Frauds. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.
  • Williams, Paul. The Last Confederate Ship at Sea: The Wayward Voyage of the Css Shenandoah, October 1864 – November 1865. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. Print.

Northern Illinois University Press

  • Green, Sharony A. Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois UP, 2015. Print.

Ohio State University Press

  • Funchion, John. Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP, 2015. Print.

Ohio University Press

  • Black, Katherine J. Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2015. Print.

Oxford University Press

  • Alford, Terry. Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Baker, Bruce E, and Barbara Hahn. The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Bodenhorn, Howard. The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Breen, Patrick H. The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • George, Carol V. R. One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Hobson, Fred, and Barbara Ladd. The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the Us South. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Li, Stephanie. Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • McPherson, James M. The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. Print.
  • Quigley, Joan. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016. Print.
  • Reiff, Joseph T. Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2016. Print.
  • Ward, Jason M. Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015, 2016. Print.

University of Alabama Press

  • Cobb, William. Captain Billy’s Troopers: A Writer’s Life. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2015. Print.
  • Davis, Edward H, and John Morgan. Collards: A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2015. Print.
  • Gilmore, Zackary I, and Jason M. O’Donoughue. The Archaeology of Events: Cultural Change and Continuity in the Pre-Columbian Southeast. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2015. Print.
  • Key, Watt. Among the Swamp People: Life in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2015. Print.
  • McDonald, Robin, and Valerie P. Burnes. Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015. Print.
  • Picone, Michael D, and Catherine E. Davies. New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2015. Print.

University of California Press

  • Ribas, Vanesa. On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. Print.
  • Steptoe, Tyina L. Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. Print.
  • Stuesse, Angela. Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. Print.

University of Georgia Press

  • Callahan, Ashley. Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Cerulean, Susan, and David Moynihan. Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Deal, Sandra D, Jennifer W. Dickey, and Catherine M. Lewis. Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Drake, Brian A. The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Dunnigan, Alice A, and Carol M. C. Booker. Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Feiler, Andrew. Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Geltner, Ted. Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2016. Print.
  • Gillespie, Michele, and Sally G. McMillen. North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times Volume 2. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Haberland, Michelle. Striking Beauties: Women Apparel Workers in the U.S. South, 1930-2000. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Jordan, Hamilton, and Kathleen Jordan. A Boy from Georgia: Coming of Age in the Segregated South. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Kierner, Cynthia A, and Sandra G. Treadway. Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • McCullough, Laura (Editor). A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • McEuen, Melissa A, and Thomas H. Appleton. Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Millward, Jessica. Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Minchew, Kaye L. A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2016. Print.
  • Morris, Tiyi M. Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Nunn, Erich. Sounding the Color Line: Music and Race in the Southern Imagination. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015.
  • Pelletier, Kevin. Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum Literature. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.
  • Romeo, Sharon. Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2016. Print.
  • Turner, Elizabeth H, Stephanie Cole, and Rebecca Sharpless. Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 2015. Print.

University of Illinois Press

  • Baker, Courtney. Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Print.
  • Beck, Jane C. Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Print.
  • Campney, Brent M. S. This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Print.
  • Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, Mark Camarigg, and Tony Russell. Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Print.

University of Minnesota Press

  • Mathes, Carter. Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature After Civil Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Print.
  • Obrecht, Jas. Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press , 2015. Print.

University of North Carolina Press

  • Bay, Mia, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage. Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Blanton, Anderson. Hittin’ the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Ford, Tanisha C. Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Gonda, Jeffrey D. Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Guthman, Joshua. Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Hartnett, Kimberly M. Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Randolph, Sherie M. Florynce “flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Simmons, LaKisha M. Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Tolley, Kimberley. Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Torget, Andrew J. Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Weber, John. From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.
  • Weise, Julie M. Corazón De Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South Since 1910. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P, 2015. Print.

University of South Carolina Press

  • Wilhelm, Randall. The Ron Rash Reader. Columbia, S.C: University of South Carolina Press. 2014. Print.

University Press of Florida

  • Bates, Dennis E. We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2016
  • Bone, Martyn, Brian Ward, and William A. Link, eds. Creating and Consuming the American South. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015.
  • Brown, Canter, and Larry E. Rivers. Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.
  • Dessens, Nathalie. Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.
  • Juricek, John T. Endgame for Empire: British-creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763-1776. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.
  • Jimoh, A Y, and Françoise N. Hamlin. These Truly Are the Brave: An Anthology of African American Writings on War and Citizenship. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.
  • Moyer, Teresa S, and Paul A. Shackel. Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.
  • Poole, Leslie K. Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2015. Print.

University Press of Mississippi

  • Anderson, Devery S. Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Bolick, Harry, and Stephen T. Austin. Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Borne, Ronald F. Troutmouth: The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Boyett, Patricia M. Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi’s Central Piney Woods. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Brasell, R B. The Possible South: Documentary Film and the Limitations of Biraciality. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Bunch, Davis C. Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Cash, Jean W, and Keith R. Perry. Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2016. Print.
  • Feintuch, Burt, and Gary Samson. Talking New Orleans Music: Crescent City Musicians Talk About Their Lives, Their Music, and Their City. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2015. Print.
  • Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea, and Monika Mueller. Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2016. Print.
  • Guenin-Lelle, Dianne. The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2016. Print.

University of Tennessee Press

  • Byrd, Travis S. Unraveled: Labor, Folk, and Carolina Culture in the Textile Strikes of 1929. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print.
  • Hartman, Ian C. In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture, and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print.
  • Kinchen, Shirletta J. Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print.
  • Roberts, Charles K. The Farm Security Administration and Rural Rehabilitation in the South. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print
  • Smith, Robert N. An Evil Day in Georgia: The Killing of Coleman Osborn and the Death Penalty in the Progressive-Era South. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print.
  • Traylor, Richard C. Born of Water and Spirit: The Baptist Impulse in Kentucky, 1776-1860. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2015. Print.

University of Virginia Press

  • Barreyre, Nicolas. Gold and Freedom: The Political Economy of Reconstruction. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Print.
  • Bellamy, Maria R. Bridges to Memory: Postmemory in Contemporary Ethnic American Women’s Fiction. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Print.
  • Jones, Catherine A. Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Print.
  • Peeples, Edward H, and Nancy MacLean. Scalawag: A White Southerner’s Journey Through Segregation to Human Rights Activism. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Print.
  • Sutto, Antoinette. Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Print.
  • Wheelock, Stefan M. Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2016. Print.
  • Wilkinson, Betina C. Partners or Rivals?: Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015. Print.