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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 49, Number 1: Fall 2016

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.

Subscription Rates

Individual price – $40.00
Institutional price – $70.00
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

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
Coleman Hutchison, University of Texas at Austin
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

Maxine Allison Vande Vaarst

Table of Contents

Vol. XLIX, No. 1: Fall 2016

Editor’s Note: Holding Pattern
Sharon P. Holland

Re-Imagining Slavery in the Hip-Hop Imagination
Regina N. Bradley

Declining Misery: Rural Florida’s Hmong and Korean Farmers
Joo Ok Kim

Taste as Emotion: The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s
Jennifer Brandt

“I’d sing a song if I could sing”: Art and Artifice in Ellen Douglas’s Can’t Quit You, Baby
Jaydn DeWald

Not Real Good at Modern Life: Appalachian Pentecostals
Andrew Connolly

Fantasy and Haiti’s Erasure in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
Wanda Raiford

Laying Down the Rails
Leslie Wingard


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.