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Volume 46, Number 2, Spring 2014

Themed Issue: Locating African American Literature
Guest-Edited by Angela Naimou and Rhondda Robinson Thomas

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Angela Naimou Introduction: Locating African American Literature
Rhondda Robinson Thomas "Slaves of the State": Convict Labor and Clemson University Land and Legacy
Jenifer L. Barclay "The Greatest Degree of Perfection": Disability and the Construction of Race in American Slave Law
David Borman "What Happened In Between": Lawrence Hill and The Book of Negroes
Kelly Clasen The Geography of Mandy Oxendine and the Emergence of Chesnutt's Environmental Ethos
Shaila Mehra Recasting the Southern Turn: Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland
Michael Ra-Shon Hall Dramatizing the African American Experience of Travel in the Jim Crow South: The Negro Motorist Green Book in the African American Literary Imagination
Kenton Rambsy Geocoding Edward P. Jones's Black D.C. New Yorker Short Stories
Ashley Bourgeois Where Loyalties Lie: Ann Petry Constructs the Social Traitor in The Street
Maja Milatovic (Dis)placed Bodies: Revisiting Sites of Slavery in Octavia Butler's Kindred
Akel Ismail Kahera "God's Dominion": Omar Ibn Said's Arabic Literacy and Anti-Slavery Disposition
Susanna Ashton Jacob Stoyer and the Defense of Fort Sumter
Meredith McCarroll Locating Affrilachia: A Conversation with Kelly Norman Ellis
Tom Williams How Many Midnights?
Laura Good Do You Remember?
Lenard D. Moore Plain Truth
William Ramsey The Phoenix Riot, 1898
Kaneesha Brownlee Peace and Quiet
Julius Fleming "Three Songs About Lynching"
Anne Keefe "Kneeling in the Midst of Wonder": Ekphrasis and the Art of Jonathan Green
Joseph Millichap Vision and Power on a New Plane
Lucy Mensah The Rise to Respectability
Ondra Krouse Dismukes Reimaging Southern Geographies
Shadi Ghazimoradi Capital Punishment and Racial Infection: Transforming American Jurisprudence in the Civil Rights Era

Special Editor's Note

Following the present themed issue, The South Carolina Review returns to its regular venue with a broad assortment of creative and critical literature, much poetry (including a forum section on James Dickey with interpretations by poets laureate Laurence Lieberman and Sue Brannan Walker), reviews and review essays. In some cases, the prose will form a bridge between this spring's issue and the themed number (described below) scheduled for publication in spring 2015. Given the wealth of such writing, we plan to add an African American "Themed" page to the SCROLL website to join those extant on Irish literature, Virginia Woolf, and James Dickey. By analogy, the new site will offer selections from SCR whenever we publish something on African American topics in the humanities.

As mentioned above, we are planning a future issue on the related theme "Specters of Slavery," to be guest-edited by Kimberly Manganelli and Sarah Lauro. As we begin assembling the fall 2014 "regular" issue of SCR soon after New Year's Day, even so, we will begin setting the projected new body of work on the way the cultural memory of slavery haunts the United States (especially the American South) in the form of bogeymen such as vampires, zombies, and ghosts. Anticipated date of publication for that issue is February-March 2015. The editors have solicited and reviewed submissions and are negotiating revisions with their authors on the contents of that themed number.

The South Carolina Review Volume 48, Numbers 1 and 2 (two shy of our 50th Anniversary as a literary magazine) will again return to the broad range of topics to which our readers are accustomed. These interests are particularly pronounced in the body of work collected for web visitors in the "Themed" categories and monographic series developed with our partners at the university press over the past fourteen years.