LSU Press Southern Literary Series Continues History of Distinguished Editorship
Accomplished scholar Scott Romine to assume series editor position in fall 2012
BATON ROUGE – Beginning in fall 2012, Scott Romine, associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will take over editorship of the LSU Press Southern Literary Series.
“With his two strong books with LSU Press, and other strong work, Romine is one of the most accomplished scholars (under 45) in the field. He is the best person to carry on the series,” said Fred Hobson, who will step down as editor after a long and impressive run.
The series, founded in 1963 by the legendary Louis D. Rubin Jr., has published nearly every major scholar in the field. Hobson took the helm in 1993, and more than 100 books have appeared under his editorship, including Scott Romine’s “The Real South: Southern Narrative in the Age of Cultural Reproduction” and “The Narrative Forms of Southern Community.” LSU Press has published four of Hobson’s 15 books, including “But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative,” “Tell About the South: The Southern Rage to Explain” and “The Silencing of Emily Mullen and Other Essays.”
Hobson, the Lineberger Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, calls the series “the most significant series in Southern literary studies for the past 40 years.” Its titles have garnered numerous Hugh Holman Awards, given annually by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for the best book in Southern literary studies.