Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Southern Spaces: An Interdisciplinary E-Journal about the South

Just discovered Southern Spaces, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary electronic journal and forum (published since 2004) which has set out to be "about exploring the real and imagined places of the American South and their connections with the wider world."

Photography is a major part of Southern Spaces. The most recent issue, for example, includes an extensive account of the recent Prop Master exhibit by Susan Harbage Page and Juan Logan at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

Other examples of photography in Southern Spaces include Tom Zarilla's essay about the phenomenon of roadside memorials to persons who died in automobile accidents and an essay by Paul Johnson and Robin Conner entitled "Starlit Screens: Preserving Place and Public at Drive-In Theaters."

There is also an extensive archive of images of Southern places.

Tom Rankin, Director of Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, is a member of the editorial board. 

The editors welcome "submissions from scholars, photographers, and visual artists in such areas as geography, southern studies, regional studies, African American, Native, and American Studies, women's studies, LGBTQ studies, and public health."

For submission guidelines, go here.

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