Publisher’s Description: The Southern Humanities Review was founded in 1967 as the official organ of the Southern Humanities Council, with which it remains affiliated. National and international in scope, SHR publishes fiction, poetry, personal and critical essays, and book reviews on the arts, literature, philosophy, religion, cultural studies, and history. Translations in all genres have also appeared in the journal. Our pages feature both established veterans and promising new writers. Our aim is to rediscover and revisit our cultural heritage and to participate in charting the future course of the humanities by bringing that heritage sharply into question. Contributors have included Elfriede Jelinek, Vincent Descombes, Christopher Norris, Sheryl St. Germain, Lee Zacharias, Kent Nelson, Donald Hall, R. T. Smith, Bin Ramke, Andrew Hudgins, Nanci Kincaid, Walt McDonald, and David Citino. Selections from SHR have been anthologized or have received honorable mention in New Stories from the South and Best American Essays, and have been reprinted in numerous critical editions.
The Southern Humanities Review is published quarterly in association with the Auburn University English Department. The Editors’ Comment of each Winter issue announces the recipients of the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Awards for the best essay, story, and poem published in the previous year.