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south: a scholarly journal

Edited by Sharon P. Holland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring and Fall

Latest Issue: Volume 50, Number 2: Spring 2018

Size: 6 x 9, approximately 150 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 2470-9506


The first issue of south: a scholarly journal was published in 2016 featuring global and hemispheric comparative scholarship linking the American South to other Souths. South grew out of the Southern Literary Journal, which moved its editorial home in 2015 and took on a more interdisciplinary focus. Issues feature essays, interviews, and other eclectic scholarly work. For more information visit the south website.

Sharon P. Holland is associate chair of the Department of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Holland is the author or editor of numerous books including Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity and The Erotic Life of Racism.

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Foreign Institutional price – $86.00
Foreign Individual price – $56.00

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Sharon P. Holland

Book Review Editor

James A. Crank

Digital Humanities Editor

Seth Kotch

Founding Editors

C. Hugh Holman and Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Editors Emeriti

Kimball King
Fred Hobson
Minrose Gwin
Florence Dore

Editorial Board

Michael P. Bibler, Louisiana State University
Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bryan Giemza, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sara E. Johnson, University of California San Diego
Robin D. G. Kelley, University of California Los Angeles
Ruth Salvaggio, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mab Segrest, Connecticut College
Melanie Benson Taylor, Dartmouth College
Sophie White, University of Notre Dame

Managing Editor

Kathleen Crosby

Table of Contents

Vol. 50, No. 2: Spring 2018
Special Issue: #southernsyllabus
Guest Edited by David A. Davis

#southernsyllabus: Teaching and Activism in Southern Studies
David A. Davis

An Experiment in Teaching OutKast and the Hip Hop South
Regina N. Bradley

Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Teaching Black Lives Matter in Louisiana
Joanna Davis-McElligat

Training Gendered Whiteness: Teaching Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman after Charlottesville
Megan Finch

Why and How I Teach Southern Literature: A Work in Progress
Courtney George

Until Kingdom Comes: Teaching Martin Luther King’s Legacy in Argumentative Writing
Jennifer L. Hayes

Feminist Teacher Plays Possum
Jennie Lightweis-Goff

Black Activist Geographies: Teaching Whiteness as Territoriality on Campus
Heather Menefee

From Deep South to Freedom Highway: Some Thoughts on Teaching Southern Race in the United Kingdom
Owen Robinson

Particularity without Peculiarity: Teaching Southern History in Australia
Joshua Specht

Excavating the Roots beneath Our Feet in the Early American Survey Course
Matthew Teutsch

“Where I Come From It’s Like This”: The African American Lens and the Critical Role of the Local South in Teaching Social Justice
Terrence T. Tucker

Environmental Pedagogy, Activism, and Literature in the U.S. South
Zachary Vernon

Appendix: Syllabi

Advertising Rates

South publishes two issues per year, in fall and spring. The rate is $125 for a full page ad and $175 for the back cover, if available. No cash discounts. A 15% agency commission is allowed for recognized agencies if payment is received within 30 days of invoice date.

Advertisements for the fall issue should be reserved by September 15, and copy should be presented by October 15. The fall issue ships in late December. Advertisements for the spring issue should be reserved by February 20, and copy should be presented by March 20. The spring issue ships in late May.

For more information about advertising or to place a reservation, contact the Managing Editor by email at, by phone at (919) 962-3017, by fax at (919) 962-3520, or by mail at CB# 3520 Greenlaw Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520.