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Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 26, 2020

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Emma Calabrese

Associate Editor

Katharine Henry

Media & Production

Ashley Melzer

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Summer 2020: Art & Vision

Guest Editor: Teka Selman

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris


Seeing in the Dark
by Teka Selman

Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies
by Michelle Lanier

Photo Essay

Road Through Midnight
photographs by Jessica Ingram

Snapshot: A South in Every North
Diego Camposeco’s Utopian Vision
photograph by Diego Camposeco
introduced by Jeff Whetstone

Photo Essay

Return to Sender
photographs by Tommy Kha
introduced by Courtney Yoshimura

Snapshot: Passport
photographs by Susan Harbage Page
introduced by Deborah Willis

Photo Essay

Cancer Alley: Istrouma to the Gulf of Mexico
photographs by Monique Michelle Verdin

The Once and Future Moundbuilders
by Christina Snyder

Photo Essay

Plans, Propositions, and Realizations
photographs by Mel Chin

Southern Voices

“Now we can deal with the nuances of who we are”
Amy Sherald and Deborah Roberts in conversation with Teka Selman

Not Forgotten

“That Which We Are Still Learning to Name”: Two Photographs of Black Queer Intimacy
by Jessica Lynne

Mason–Dixon Lines

I Wanted to Ask the Trees
poetry by Jaki Shelton Green

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