Call for Papers
I am preparing a collection of essays on new theoretical approaches to
literature of the American South, and I am looking both for essays which speculate on the possible benefits of applying more recent theoretical
paradigms to Southern literature and readings of particular texts through the lens of a specific theoretical approach. Essays might
consider the ways in which a particular theoretical approach might help to reconfigure the sub-discipline of Southern literature, by helping to
reclaim a neglected author, by re-examining just who is and isn't considered Southern (and why), or by studying a canonical Southern
author or text with a recent theoretical paradigm. I am particularly
interested in essays from scholars who received their graduate training after the "theory boom" of the 1980s.