Welcome to How to Study the South Today : Methods in Southern Studies!

This small seminar is designed for a mixed audience of graduate students in the humanities, upper-division undergraduates, and undergraduates wishing to practice seminar skills. Further, we will experience what it is like to be the first researchers engaging newly acquired archival papers. How do we construct research in southern studies today? What methods do we adopt, modify, and innovate to write about the experiences of living in the past, present, or future of the US South? How can recent scholarship help us organize and analyze our own research projects? Whether we study the imagined souths of media and culture, global US souths of social and economic capital, ecological souths of field and city, or queer-raced- gendered souths in liminal spaces, we as writers about and students of this place must make decisions about how to proceed.