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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

Katrina + 5: An X-Code Exhibition

Introduction Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 10, 2005. Photograph by Brian Gauvin. Coded markings indicate the structural instability of this home in the Lower Ninth Ward, washed from...

Placeholder: Carolina Poems of Love and Labor

Readings Allison Hedge Coke reads her poem "The Change." Poem text. Allison Hedge Coke reads her poem "Off Season." Poem text. Allison Hedge Coke reads her poem "Packin' Four Corner Nabs." Poem text....

Jake Adam York Interviews Natasha Trethewey

Interview with Natasha Trethewey Part 2: Trethewey discusses “Signs, Oakvale, Missisippi, 1941” and “Flounder” as well as landscapes in Gulfport and New Orleans Part 3: Trethewey discusses “Monument,” “Elegy for the Native...

Retelling Virginia's Migration History

Review Photographer unknown, Unidentified miners from southwest Virginia, 1930s. Courtesy of the Library of Virginia. Amid the current wave of anti-immigrant sentiment, numerous US cities and states are reexamining their...

Blues in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley

Introduction The Lower Chattahoochee River Valley region has a rich tradition of blues music, but if it weren't for the efforts of field researcher George Mitchell from 1969 until the...

Timber, Equity, and Ethics

Video About the Author Susan Hamill is a Professor of Law at University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa and an analyst of tax law. She is the author...

The US South in Global Contexts

Video   Part 2: Dr. Marshall Eakin "Origins of the Old South" Part 3: Dr. Natalie Ring "Encountering the Problem South in the Late Nineteenth Century" Part 4: Dr. Tara McPherson...

Southwestern Humor: The Beginning of "Grit Lit"

Southwestern Humor Southwestern humor is perhaps the most intriguing of southern antebellum literary genres, for writers of this loose-knit "school," often contributors to sporting or gentlemen's magazines, abandoned the plantation...

Ten Dollars and a Bus Ticket

Ten Dollars and a Bus Ticket: Video and Essay Ten Dollars and a Bus Ticket. A short video by Ben Harmon and Catalina McCormick, 2009. Individuals' experiences in the criminal...