CFP: History and Memory in the Literature of the U.S. South (12/15/07; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Davis
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For a special issue planned for Spring 2008, the editors of the Southern
Literary Journal invite essays with new approaches to the long-discussed
topics of history, cultural memory, and mourning in southern literature. We
are especially interested in essays that reread southern writers' emphasis
on the past in terms of other literatures and other pasts, address the
convergences of the burgeoning field of trauma studies with southern
studies, or reconsider the encounters of literary texts with specific
historical events. Other possible essays might work with questions of
aesthetics or genre, memory and memorializing, the impacts of critical race
studies and postcolonial studies on southern literary studies and vice
versa, and the role of the reader in interpreting southern history through
its literary permutations.

Address submissions to Managing Editor, Southern Literary Journal, CB# 3520
Greenlaw Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Please
indicate special issue submission in a cover letter.

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2007. For more information, visit Address queries to

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