Mississippi Quarterly

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Mississippi Quarterly  
Former names
Social Science Bulletin
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Miss. q.
Discipline Southern literature
Language English
Edited by Ted Atkinson
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0026-637X
LCCN 59040435
OCLC no. 01758368

The Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that mainly covers Southern history and literature. Originally entitled Social Sciences Bulletin, it was established in 1948 by John K. Bettersworth, who was associated with the journal until his death in 1991.[1] While it began with a very wide focus, initially covering a variety of topics that fell under the umbrella of the social sciences, starting in 1953 the Bulletin gradually narrowed its academic range.[1] Changing its title to its current state in that same year, the newly christened Quarterly soon began to focus almost solely on Southern literature. In 1968 it adopted its current subtitle, further cementing its reputation as a humanities journal.[1] In that year it also began its cooperation with the Society for the Study of Southern Literature through which was produced the "Annual Checklist of Scholarship in Southern Literature". Its editors have included Robert B. Holland, Scott C. Osborn, Peyton W. Williams, Jr., Robert L. Phillipps, Jr., and Noel Polk. Its current editor is Ted Atkinson and its Associate and Managing editors are Robert M. West and Laura West respectively.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Phillipps, Robert L., Jr. "Mississippi Quarterly" in Flora, Joseph M, Lucinda H. MacKethan, and Todd Taylor (eds.) (2002), The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs . Louisiana State University Press. pp. 507-08. ISBN 0-8071-2692-6. Google Books. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Mississippi Quarterly Home Page. Retrieved December 30, 2010.

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