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

Beasts of the Southern Wild and Dirty Ecology

...sends her liquor-addicted dead father in his gasoline-addicted-repurposed-Chevy truck-made-into-a-boat off into another world. Still from Beasts of the Southern Wild, Twentieth Century Fox, 2012. Hushpuppy's cry keeps echoing: "Momma ....

The Podcast and the Police: S‑Town and the Narrative Form of Southern Queerness

...Vice, April 13, 2017, https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/aemwqg/s-town-and-the-loneliness-of-being-gay-in-the-rural-south; Michael A. Lindenberger, "S-Town Humanizes the Haunting Isolation of Gays in Rural America," Dallas Morning News, May 3, 2017, https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/05/03/john-bs-loneliness-tells-us-homosexual-life-rural-america. ) Olin Long tells of...

Wanted eLove: Queer Square Spaces and the Revolution in Digital Intimacy

..."Grindr: a New Sexual Revolution?," The Guardian, July 3, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jul/04/grindr-the-new-sexual-revolution/print. Some have described this reconfigured landscape as one of networked intimacy and liquid love, extending Zygmunt Bauman's ruminations into digital...

Religion and the US South

...myriad of denominational forms, evangelical Protestantism has served as an unofficially established religious tradition, powerful in worldly resources, institutional reach, moral authority, and cultural hegemony. Demographics was as fundamental as...

Genres of Southern Literature

...Heilman's essay, entitled "The Southern Temper," a seminal exercise in genre making (it was first published in 1952 in Louis Rubin and Robert Jacobs, Southern Renascence, and was reprinted in 1961 in Rubin...