CFP: History, Memory, and Mourning in Southern Literature (12/15/07; journal issue)

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William Howes
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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.

Submit one copy of an article-length essay (twenty to thirty
double-spaced pages) accompanied by a cover letter indicating a wish to
be considered for this special issue. Address hard copy submissions to:
Managing Editor, Southern Literary Journal, CB#3520 Greenlaw Hall,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520. Please include
a copy of the essay in Microsoft Word format on a disk or CD.
Submissions will also be accepted via email to

Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2007.

Direct questions to: Kristina Bobo, Managing Editor (

Published biannually since 1968, the SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL has a
long-standing commitment to diverse scholarship on early writers as well
as on the most important contemporary authors, making it the premier
academic serial devoted to the fiction, poetry, drama, and
belles-lettres of the American South. Recent issues include essays on
Childress, Chopin, Everett, Faulkner, Twain, Gautreaux, Glasgow, Gordon,
Hurston, Jacobs, Komunyakaa, Mason, McCarthy, Percy, Poe, Simms, Tate,
Toomer, Walker, and Welty. The SOUTHERN LITERARY JOURNAL is available
online via PROJECT MUSE (

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