The ethos of the book review section of south is a little different than conventional journals’: first, reviews are published online, not in the print version. The reviews are substantially shorter (<1k words) and accessible through our website for free. It’s our position that the reviews should be as democratic as possible—available to all scholars and students of American studies—and should answer the basic questions: “What are we reading? What recent books are valuable to the field of southern studies, broadly defined? How might we assess the work being done?” Our goal is for the reviews to be published quarterly, and they will be announced through social media, especially Twitter.
We are interested in book-length studies focused exclusively on the South, of course, but we are also interested in scholarship that re-examines and repositions the South, even on a micro level (i.e., a chapter or two, or the suggestion of further study). If you’re interested in reviewing a book, you may email me and request an assignment, or choose from one of the titles below.
Book Review Editor
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
A Literary History of Mississippi, ed. Lorie Watkins
The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family…, Mary Lynn Bayliss
Facing Freedom: An African American Community…from Reconstruction to Jim Crow, Daniel B. Thorp
Faulkner’s Geographies, ed. Jay Watson and Ann J. Abadie
The Illiberal Imagination: Class and the Rise of the U.S. Novel, Joe Shapiro
Imitation Nation: Red, White, and Blackface in Early and Antebellum US Literature, Jason Richards
The Literature of Reconstruction: Not in Plain Black and White, Brook Thomas
Maternal Metaphors of Power in African American Women’s Lit., Geneva Cobb Moore
World War I and Southern Modernism, David A. Davis