Editorial Mission

Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures is a refereed academic journal dedicated to publishing scholarship on the US South, broadly defined. Founded in 1948, Mississippi Quarterly publishes scholarly essays, interviews, and book reviews on literature, history, film, and other subjects. The journal showcases work by established and emerging scholars comprising a diverse selection of topics and critical perspectives. Each volume typically includes a special issue, often guest-edited. Topics featured in past special issues include The Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel, Southern Poetry, The South in Film, Expanding the Archive in Civil War Studies,  and individual authors (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Styron, and more). Outstanding scholarship published in Mississippi Quarterly has been recognized by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature and The Wilson Quarterly.

Mississippi Quarterly is published for the Mississippi State University College of Arts & Sciences by the Johns Hopkins University Press.