Reading and Writing Souths
Developed for teachers, students, and researchers, educational resources gather Southern Spaces publications into several important fields of knowledge. Featuring well-crafted articles, videos, reviews, interviews, and digital projects, these continuously updated collections of open access materials offer valuable resources for creating study guides and course syllabi, and for advancing research projects. To learn more about our educational resources and how you can incorporate them into your research, teaching, and learning, see our Southern Spaces blog post.
The multimedia articles, interviews, photo essays, and reviews featured in this educational resource complicate and contest the category of "Southern Literature" through scrutiny of a variety of written forms. The authors in this guide reframe an array of written expression, ranging from works by traditionally "southern" authors such as Flannery O'Connor, Natasha Trethewey, and William Faulkner to the contemporary graphic novelist Robert Gipe, and from the earliest examples of southwestern humor and "Grit Lit" to farmers' bulletins and the hit-and-run genre of "Flit Lit." Video interviews and readings with poets in the places they write about accentuate the influence of real and imagined geographies. Features about digital literary projects demonstrate that spatial narratives reside in artistic expressions, available for analysis with innovative digital tools and visualizations.