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Selected Bibliography of Global Southern Studies


Abrahams, Roger. The Man-of-Words in the West Indies: Performance and the Emergence of

Creole Culture.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. Print.

Adams, Rachel.  “The Worlding of American Studies.”  American Quarterly 53:4 (2001): 720-


---. “Hipsters and jipitecas: Literary Countercultures on Both Sides of the Border.”  American Literary History 16.1 (2004) 58-84.


---. "At the Borders of American Crime Fiction." Shades of the Planet: American

Literature as World Literature. Eds. Dimock,Wai Chee (ed.and introd.) and Lawrence Buell. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, vi, 2007. 249-273. CSA.

---. "'Going to Canada': The Politics and Poetics of Northern Exodus." Yale Journal of Criticism:

Interpretation in the Humanities 18.2 (2005): 409-33. MLA International Bibliography.

---. "The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism." Twentieth Century Literature: A

Scholarly and Critical Journal 53.3 (2007): 248-72. MLA International Bibliography.

---. "The Northern Borderlands and Latino Canadian Diaspora." Hemispheric American Studies.

Eds. Caroline F. (ed and introd ). Levander, Robert S. (ed and introd ). Levine, and Susan

(afterword) Gillman. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, vii, 2008. 313-327. CSA.

Aboul-Ela, Hosam. "Global South, Local South: The New Postmodernism in U. S. Southern

Studies." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 78.4 (2006): 847-58.

Anderson, Eric G. "Rethinking Indigenous Southern Communities." American Literature; a

Journal of Literary History, Criticism and Bibliography. 78.4 (2006): 730. Print.


Baker, Houston A. Turning South Again: Re-thinking Modernism/re-Reading Booker T. Durham:

Duke University Press, 2001. Print.

Baker, Houston and Dana Nelson, eds. “Violence, the Body and the South.”  American

Literature 73:2, June 2001.


Brown, Kimberly N. "Sniffing the "calypso Magnolia": Unearthing the Caribbean Presence in

the South (response)." South Central Review. 22.1 (2005): 81-86. Print http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/south_central_review/v022/22.1brown.html

--(Response to John Lowe .  Calls for incorporation of Caribbean and other ethnic influences within Southern aesthetic.)

Cobb, James C. and William Stueck, eds. Globalization and the American South. Athens: U of

Georgia Press, 2005.

Review Link: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=1&hid=17&sid=02282f932c0b-475694f9c0be51e0961e%40sessionmgr14&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=31970636#db=a9h&AN=31970636

Cobb, James C. Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity in the Modern South. Athens,

GA: University of Georgia Press, 1999. Print.

Cohn, Deborah. "U. S. Southern Studies and Latin American Studies: Windows Onto

Postcolonial Studies." American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and

Bibliography 78.4 (2006): 704-7.

---. History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish

American FictionNashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt UP, 1999.

Cohn, Deborah N. and Jon Smith, eds. Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies. 

Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2004.

Cummings, Denise, Anne Goodwyn Jones and Jeff Rice, eds.  “Souths: Global and Local.”  

Southern Quarterly 4, Fall 2003.

Dainotto, Roberto M.  Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities. Ithaca: Cornell UP,


Duck, Leigh A. The Nation's Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.s. Nationalism.

Athens, Ga: University of Georgia Press, 2006. Print.

Ford, Sarah Gilbreath. "Listening to the Ghosts: The 'New Southern Studies': A Response to

Michael Kreyling." South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association 22.1 (2005): 19-25.

Fossett, Judith J, Adam Gussow, and Riche Richardson. "A Symposium: New Souths - Houston

A. Baker, Jr.'s Critical Memory and Turning South Again." The Mississippi Quarterly.

55.4 (2002): 569. Print. (on default relationship between race and “South”)

Francisco, Edward, Robert C. Vaughan, and Linda Francisco. The South in Perspective: An

Anthology of Southern Literature. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall, 2001. Print.

Glissant, Édouard, and J M. Dash. Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays. CARAF books.

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1989. Print.

Gray, Richard. Southern Aberrations: Writers of the American South and the Problems of

Regionalism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2000. Print.

Greeson, Jennifer R. "The Figure of the South and the Nationalizing Imperatives of Early United

States Literature."Yale Journal of Criticism. 12.2 (1999): 209-248. Print.

Helg, Aline.  “The Problem of Race in Cuba and the United States.”  The South and the

Caribbean. Eds. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez and Charles ReaganWilson.  Jackson:

Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2001.

Henninger, Katherine Renee. "How New? what Place?: Southern Studies and the Rest of the

World." Contemporary Literature 45.1 (2004): 177-85.

Heilman, Robert B. “The Southern Temper.” South: Modern Southern Literature in Its Cultural

Setting. Eds. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. and Robert D. Jacobs. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961, 50.

Humphries, Jefferson, and John Lowe. The Future of Southern Letters. New York: Oxford

University Press, 1996. Print.

Hune, Shirley.  “Reflections on Linking Global South and Asian American Studies.”  Amerasia

Journal 35.5 (2009): (35-46).

Jones, Anne G, and Susan V. D. E. Donaldson. Haunted Bodies: Gender and Southern Texts.

The American South series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997. Print.

Jones, Suzanne W. and Sharon Monteith, eds. South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture.

Southern Literary Studies ser. Baton Rouge: Louisiana StateUniversity Press, 2002.

Joseph, Philip. American Literary Regionalism in a Global Age. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State

University Press, 2007. Print.

Kreyling, Edward. “Southern Literature: Consensus and Dissensus,” American Literature 60

(March 1988): 83–95

---. "Toward 'A New Southern Studies'." South Central Review: The Journal o

the South Central Modern Language Association 22.1 (2005): 4-18.

---. "Toward 'A New Southern Studies'." Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern

Cultures 54.3 (2001): 383-91.

Ladd, B. "Dismantling the Monolith: Southern Places - Past, Present, and Future." Critical

Survey. 12 (2000): 28-42. Print.

Lowe, John. ""Calypso Magnolia": the Caribbean Side of the South." South Central Review. 22.1

(2005): 54-80. Print.


---. "Reconstruction Revisited: Plantation School Writers, Postcolonial Theory, and

Confederates in Brazil."Mississippi Quarterly. 57.1 (2004): 5-26. Print.

Matthews, John T. "Recalling the West Indies: from Yoknapatawpha to Haiti and

Back." American Literary History. 16.2 (2004): 238-262. Print.

McPherson, Tara. "On Wal-Mart and Southern Studies." American Literature: A Journal of

Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 78.4 (2006): 695-8.

---. "Re-Imagining the Red States: New Directions for Southern Studies." Southern Spaces

(2004): (no pagination).

McHaney, Pearl and Thomas McHaney, eds.  “The Worldwide Face of Southern Literature.” 

South Atlantic Review 65, Autumn 2000.


McKee, Kathryn and Annette Trefzer, eds.  “Global Contexts, Local Literatures: The New  Southern Studies.” American Literature 78:4, December 2006.


McWhirter, David B. "Eudora Welty Goes to the Movies: Modernism, Regionalism, Global

Media." Mfs Modern Fiction Studies. 55.1 (2009): 68-91. Print.


McWhirter, David, ed.  “Rethinking Southern Literary Studies.”  South Central Review 22,

Spring 2005.

O'Brien, Michael. Placing the South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. Print.

Painter, Nell Irvin.  Southern History across the Color LineChapel Hill: Univ. of North

Carolina Press, 2002.

Peacock, James and Carrie Mathews, eds.  The American South in a Global World.  Chapel Hill:

UNC Press, 2005.

Peacock, James L. Grounded Globalism: How the U.S. South Embraces the World. Athens:

University of Georgia Press, 2007. Print.

Polet, Fracois, ed. The State of Resistance: Popular Struggles in the Global South. London: Zed

Books, 2007.

Rodriguez, Ana P. "Refugees of the South: Central Americans in the U.s. Latino

Imaginary." American Literature. 73.2 (2001): 387-412. Print.

Romine, Scott.  The Real South: Southern Narrative in the Age of Cultural ReproductionBaton

Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP, 2008.

--. “Where Is Southern Literature? The Practice of Place in a Postsouthern Age.”  Eds. Jones,

Suzanne W. (ed. and introd.); Monteith, Sharon (ed. and introd.); Gray, Richard

(foreword). 2002. South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture. (pp. 23-43). Baton

Rouge, LA: Louisiana State UP.

Rojo, Antonio Benitez.  The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and Postmodern Performance,

trans. James E. Maraniss.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.

Roach, Joseph R. Cities of the Dead: Circum-atlantic Performance. New York: Columbia

University Press, 1996. Print.

Saldivar, Jose. Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique and Literary History.

Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.

Saldivar, Ramon.  “Looking for a Master Plan: Faulkner, Paredes, and the Colonial and

Postcolonial Subject.” The Cambridge Companion to Faulkner, ed. Philip M. Weinstein.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995

Smith, Jon, Kathryn McKee and Scott Romine, eds. “Postcolonial Theory, the U.S. South and

New World Studies.” Mississippi Quarterly 56, Fall 2003.

Stecopoulos, Harry. Reconstructing the World: Southern Fictions and U.S. Imperialisms, 1898-

1976. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. Print.

Tindall, George Brown. Natives and Newcomers: Ethnic Southerners and Southern Ethnics.

Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1995.

Trefzer, Annette. "Possessing the Self: Caribbean Identities in Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My

Horse." African American Review. 34.2 (2000): 299-312. Print.

Wertheimer, Eric. Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature,

1771-1876. Cambridge studies in American literature and culture. Cambridge [England:

Cambridge University Press, 1999. Print.

Whisnant, David.  “The Next Phase of Cultural Work in the South, What We Have to Work

with,Where We Are Going.” Southern Folklore 49:3 (1992).

Winchell, Mark Royden. "Recent Southern Studies: From Romance to Ritual." Canadian Review

of American Studies/Revue Canadienne d'Etudes Americaines 16.1 (1985): 73-82.

Winders, Jamie L.  “(Re)working the U.S. South: Latino Migration and the Politics of Race and

Work in Nashville, Tennessee.” PhD diss., University of Kentucky, 2004.

Yaeger, Patricia. Dirt and Desire : Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930-1990.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Print.

Yousaf, Nahem and Sharon Monteith.  “Making an Impression: New Immigrant Fiction in the

Contemporary South.”  Rethinking the U.S.   South, a special issue of Modern Languages

Forum 40: 2 (2004): 214–24

Zinn, Howard. The Southern Mystique. New York: Knopf, 1964. Print