EN450 - Southern Literature

blackboySouthern Literature and Culture on the Internet  
Many of these sites contain links to others. Please send recommendations for primary additions to Rob McDonald, English & Fine Arts, VMI.

Bibliography

Selected Bibliography for the Study of Modern/Contemporary Southern Literature and Culture 

Includes anthologies, general bibliographies, and general critical works.

General Sites

THE SOUTHERN COMPENDIUM - An amazingly diverse links resource that aims to help you "to find out just about anything in the South that happens to be on the World Wide Web."

A DIGITIZED LIBRARY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE (Beginnings to 1920) 

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE -Official homepage of the organization devoted to the study of Southern literature and culture.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE - (University of Mississippi)

THE SOUTHERN REGISTER - (Newsletter of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi)

tobaccoCENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH  - (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

SOUTHERN FOLKLIFE COLLECTION - (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

DOCUMENTING THE AMERICAN SOUTH - (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) "A collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period thorugh the first decades of the 20th century."

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES - (Duke University)

APPALACHIAN CULTURAL MUSEUM - (Appalachian State University)

CENTER FOR APPALACHIAN STUDIES/ARCHIVES OF APPALACHIA - Two sites devoted to activities and research collections in Appalachian culture at East Tennessee State University: http://cass.etsu.edu/ and http://cass.etsu.edu/archives/index.htm

LANGUAGE OF THE LAND - "Using maps and photographs from the collections of the Library of Congress (LOC), this exhibition documents the connections between America's geography and its literature. The exhibit was inspired by LOC's collection of literary maps, and it begins with several of these accompanied by quotations, such as Gertrude Stein's observation, 'In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.' The remainder of the exhibition consists of four regional sections, Northeast, South, Midwest (featuring an opening quote from Jack Kerouac and a drawing that looks like Laura from Little House on the Prairie), and West." (Description by Martha Hopkins and Michael Buscher for The Scout Report)

WPA LIFE HISTORIES - Archive of life histories recorded by the WPA Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940.

THE SOUTHERN QUARTERLY - (A journal of arts in the South)

SOUTHERN LITERARY REVIEW 

GEORGIA REVIEW HOME PAGE 

streetcarSites for Individual Authors 

ERSKINE CALDWELL HOMEPAGE - The definitive resource page for those interested in Caldwell, including news items and bibliographies.

ERSKINE CALDWELL BIRTHPLACE AND MUSEUM 

HARRY CREWS HOME PAGE 

WELCOME TO YOKNAPATAWPHA: THE OLE MISS FAULKNER HOME PAGE 

FAUX FAULKNER - (Home page of the annual Faux Faulkner contest)

THE MISSISSIPPI WRITERS PAGE 

FLANNERY O'CONNOR CHILDHOOD HOME - (Savannah, GA)

THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR COLLECTION - (rich with links to other O'Connor sites)

THE WALKER PERCY PROJECT - (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

ALLEN TATE, "NARCISSUS AS NARCISSUS" (1938) - Text of an essay by Tate on his complex poem "Ode to the Confederate Dead."

ALICE WALKER HOME PAGE 

EUDORA WELTY NEWSLETTER - Link to an online newsletter devoted to the South's premier living novelist.

RICHARD WRIGHT - Part of the Mississippi Writers Page. Includes biography of Wright and a bibliography.

General Bibliographies and Humanities Databases

Citing Electronic Sources - A collection of links to websites with guidelines for citing material from the World Wide Web, CD-ROMs and other electronic sources.  The emphasis is on MLA format, but there is information for APA, Chicago, and Turabian, as well.