H-Southern-Lit promotes the study and discussion of U.S. southern literature by scholars, teachers, researchers, and other interested parties.
Call for Papers:
The Weird & the Southern Imaginary
General Eds.: Travis Rozier & Bob Hodges
Kathryn Stelmach Artuso. Transatlantic Renaissances: Literature of Ireland and the American South. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2013. xxi + 183 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61149-434-1; $39.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61149-435-8.
Reviewed by Harper Strom (Georgia State University)
Published on H-Southern-Lit (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Anthony Dyer Hoefer
More than fifty years after his death, William Faulkner still casts a long shadow over southern literary studies—along with other giants such as Flannery O’Connor, Zora Neale Hurston, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty. Yet the American South is also the locus and muse for contemporary literary production, as we forge into the twenty-first century with new ideas and possibilities, changing demographics, and modes of connection.