University of Mississippi

Leigh Anne Duck


UntitledLeigh Anne Duck edits the journal The Global South. Her published work concentrates on literary and visual representations of the U.S. South as well as comparative approaches to “Jim Crow” segregation and South African apartheid. Her current book project is tentatively titled Hollywood South: Starring as Itself.


  • Ph.D., English & American Languages and Literature, University of Chicago (2000)
  • M.A., Creative Writing, Southern Methodist University (1993)
  • B.A., English, magna cum laude, Rice University (1989)

Selected Publications The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism (Athens:University of Georgia Press, 2006)

  • Undead Genres/Living Locales: Gothic Legacies in The True Meaning of Pictures and Winter’s Bone,” Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond, eds. Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner, forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press.
  • “Arts of Abjection in James Agee, Walker Evans, and Luis Buñuel,” Oxford Handbook to the Literature of the U.S. South, eds. Fred Hobson and Barbara Ladd, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
  • “Racial Segregation,” Critical Terms for Southern Studies, eds. Scott Romine and Jennifer Greeson, forthcoming from University of Georgia Press.
  • “The Textual Atlantic: Race, Time, and Representation in the Writings of AME Bishop Levi Jenkins Coppin,” The American South and the Atlantic World, edited by Brian Ward, Martyn Bone, and William A. Link (Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2013), 170-194.
  • “What Was the New Southern Studies?” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter 47.1 (April 2013): web.
  • “Plantation Cartographies and Chronologies” (review essay), American Literary History 24.4 (Winter 2012): 842-52.
  • “Woodward’s Southerner: History, Literature, and the Question of Identity,” The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First Century South, edited by Angie Maxwell, Todd Shields, and Jeannie Whayne (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012), 31-61.
  • “‘Finding the Hook that Works’:  A Conversation with Alice Randall on Race, Music, and Literature in the American South,” with Barbara Ching and Ladrica Menson-Furr, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 13.3-4 (2012): 357-371.
  • “Bodies and Expectations: Chain Gang Discipline,” American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary, eds. Deborah Barker and Kathryn B. McKee (Athens:University of Georgia Press, 2010), 79-103.
  • “Plantation/Empire,” New Centennial Review 10.1 (2010): 77-87.


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