New Southern Studies
Series Editor

Riché Richardson
Africana Studies and Research Center
Cornell University
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Maurice Hobson
Africana Studies
Georgia State University
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To inquire about publishing
in the series, please contact:

Sarah Shermyen
Acquisitions Editor
University of Georgia Press
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Jon Smith
Department of English
Simon Fraser University


Derrick P. Alridge
University of Virginia

Houston A. Baker Jr.
Vanderbilt University

Regina N. Bradley
Kennesaw State University

Pearl Dowe
Emory University

Leigh Anne Duck
University of Mississippi

Jennifer Greeson
University of Virginia

John T. Matthews
Boston University

Tara McPherson
University of Southern California

New Southern Studies

After decades of being both celebrated and dismissed as the exception within American exceptionalism, the South has emerged as central to debates about America’s identity historically and culturally, in fields such as American studies, African American studies, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory. Engaged with these debates from the outset, this series analyzes and assesses the South afresh; its chief aim is a floor-to-ceiling rethinking of some of the central ideas of critical theory as it relates to the region and its various cultural identities: objecthood, identity, space, nation, region, abjection, the body, empire. The books in the series are interdisciplinary, methodologically rigorous, and iconoclastic.