CFP: The New Global Southern Studies (9/1/05, journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Annette Trefzer

Call for Papers: Special issue of American Literature, "Global Contexts,
Local Literature: The New Southern Studies"

 American Literature invites submissions for a special issue on
literature and globalization, co-edited by University of Mississippi
professors Kathryn McKee and Annette Trefzer.

 Recent debates about globalism have usefully transformed the
positioning and the cultural geography of Southern studies: a field
historically marked by tensions between the national and the regional is
now increasingly characterized by tensions between the local and the
global. The editors welcome interdisciplinary and comparative work that
focuses on the U.S. South in global contexts and that attempts to
reconceptualize the South from various theoretical, literary, and
cultural perspectives. Essays may examine the political, economic, or
social effects of discourses of globalization on the geopolitical locale
of the South and its literary productions; other approaches might seek
to redefine the geographical and epistemological boundaries of the U.S.
South by linking it to other "Souths" globally.

The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2005. American Literature
has a blind submission policy, so authors should include their names
only on the cover letter, which should also specify that the submission
is for the special issue "Global Contexts, Local Literature."
Submissions, including a cover letter, may be sent as an e-mail
attachment to <> or by regular
mail to American Literature, Duke University, Room 327 Allen Building,
27707. Essays should be no longer than 11,000 words, including endnotes,
and should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. For more
information, contact Professor Kathryn McKee,
<>; or
Professor Annette Trefzer,



--Dr. Annette TrefzerDepartment of EnglishUniversity of MississippiUniversity, MS 38677(662) ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon May 16 2005 - 11:44:22 EDT