A Checklist of Scholarship on Southern Literature for 1991
This checklist, the twenty-third published by The Society for the Study of Southern Literature, was prepared by the Society's Committee on Bibliography: George C. Longest, Chairman (Virginia Commonwealth University), Rebecca Butler (Dalton College), J. Lasley Dameron (Memphis State University), Thomas E. Dasher (Valdosta State College), Ruel E. Foster (West Virginia University), Linda M. Garner (David Lipscomb University), W. Bert Hitchcock (Auburn University), Susan Peters (Emory University), Verbie L. Prevost (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Milton Rickels (University of Southwestern Louisiana), Anne E. Rowe (Florida State University), Welford D. Taylor (University of Richmond), Charles S. Watson (University of Alabama), Mary Louise Weaks (Rockford College), Jerry T. Williams (Mississippi State University), and Annette Woodlief (Virginia Commonwealth University), Waldemar Zacharasiewicz (Institut fur Anglisiik und Amerikanistik der Universitat Wien).
Special thanks to Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV (University of Mississippi) and to M. Thomas Inge (Randolph-Macon College) for furnishing needed publications.
The checklists for 1968-1987 appeared in the spring issues of the Quarterly for the following years. Beginning with the list of 1988 publications, the checklist has appeared in a supplementary issue of the Quarterly. The first eight are conflated and supplemented in Southern Literature 1968-1975: A Checklist of Scholarship, ed. Jerry T. Williams (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978). Scholarship published prior to 1968 may be found in A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Southern Literature, ed. Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1969). Items which carry the 1991 date but appeared too late for this list will appear in next year's.
The symbols and abbreviations used are those of the MLA International Bibliography. (A key to abbreviations not included there appears at the end of this checklist.) Cross-references for authors not in the main list appear at the end, and an Index of Authors of works listed in the checklist, keyed by entry numbers, appears at the very end.
Items for the checklist should be sent to the chairman of the committee: George C. Longest, Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA 23284, who would like to thank all who have contributed during the past year.--G. C. L. Checklist editor: Jerry T. Williams Computer Programmer and Consultant: W. Edwin Ellis
I. COLONIAL (1607-1800)
1. [BARTRAM, WILLIAM] Stringher, Bonalda. "The South as a Garden: The Travels of William Bartram," in The United States South: Regionalism and Identity, ed. Valeria Gennaro Lerda and Tjebbe Westendorp. Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1991, pp. 107-121.
Bartram's Travels was the account of a traveler who "had not studied nature" but "experienced it," became "immersed in it," a "deeply feeling|I'." In this work, Bartram "builds a garden of words." In thinking back over his travels as he wrote his book, Bartram "acts upon reality" but puts everything "into a perspective where evil could find no place."
See also 1053.
2. [DRAYTON, WILLIAM HENRY] Snapp, J. Russell. "William Henry Drayton: The Making of a Conservative Revolutionary." JSH, 77 (November 1991), 637-658.
Believing that only an aristocratic government "could prevent tyrannical, arbitrary rule by either a majority or a minority," Drayton turned against British rule in America only after he concluded that Britain was seeking "to deny the colonies the aristocratic, balanced government that the Glorious Revolution had produced." He expressed his views in A Letter from Freeman.
See also 21.
3. [HAMILTON, DR. ALEXANDER] Kukla, Jon. "The Tuesday Club." SLJ, 24 (Fall 1991), 115-118.
An essay-review of Robert Micklus's 1991 edition of The History of the Ancient and Honorable Tuesday Club. This "is great fun to read. …