Kelly Vines

Kelly Vines

PhD Student

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Humanities & Social Sciences


Area of Interest

American, U.S. Southern, and Postcolonial Literatures; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies



Kelly Vines is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at LSU. She completed her M.A. in English at Georgia State University. Her current project examines post-plantation cultural artifacts in literature, film, television, and photography, analyzing how objects mediate relationships between individuals and shape perceptions of history, geography, economics, and culture. Her research has been published in North Carolina Literary Review, and is forthcoming in the Mississippi Quarterly. She has presented her work at several conferences including the International Comic Arts Forum, the Society for the Study of Southern Literature Biennial Conference, and the Southern American Studies Association Conference. She currently serves as the President of the Emerging Scholars Association, an affiliate of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature and the Communications Chairperson of the English Graduate Student Association at LSU. She also co-produces About South Podcast, now in its second season. Her essay, “A Drama of Race and Class: Southern Progressivism in Paul Green’s The House of Connelly” won the 2016 Gale Carrithers Outstanding Critical Essay Award at LSU.



B.A. in English and B.S. in Economics from Georgia State University

M.A. in English from Georgia State University