Publications: Jim Watkins
Editor, Southern Selves: A Collection of Autobiographical Writing, New York: Vintage 1998.
"Autobiography and Memoir, 1960-Present." The History of Southern Women's Literature. Ed. Carolyn Perry and Mary Louise Weeks. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002. 447-54.
"'The Use of I, Lovely and Terrifying Word': Autobiographical Authority and the Representation of 'Redneck' Masculinity in [Harry Crews'] A Childhood.' Perspectives on Harry Crews. Ed. Erik Bledsoe. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2001. 15-28.
“The Double-Weave of Self and Other: Ethnographic Acts and Autobiographical Occasions in Marilou Awiakta’s Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother’s Wisdom.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal” 30.1 (2006): 5-16.
“Sword Holes in the Sofa: Documenting the Autobiographical in Ross McElwee’s Sherman’s March.” North Carolina Literary Review 11 (2002): 99-111.
“Self-Location and the Racial Other: Reading Cross Creek as Southern Autobiography.” Journal of Florida Literature 11 (2002): 15-43.
“'The Use of I, Lovely and Terrifying Word': Autobiographical Authority and the Representation of 'Redneck' Masculinity in [Harry Crews'] A Childhood.” The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South 37.1 (Fall 1998): 15-26.
REFERENCE BOOK ENTRIES:
The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, Motifs. Ed. Joe E. Flora and Lucinda Mackethan. LSU Press, 2001.
“Federal Writers Project”
“Men's Diaries and Journals”
Review of Literary Savannah, Ed. Patrick Allen. Georgia Historical Quarterly 83.2 (Summer 1999).
Review of Act Like You Know: African American Autobiography and White Identity, by Crispin Sartwell. South Atlantic Review 64.2 (Winter 1999): 176-79.
Review of Being a Boy Again: Autobiography and the American Boy Book, by Marcia Jacobson. South Atlantic Review 61:1 (Winter 1996): 169-71.
“Autobiography.” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. U Presses of Mississippi . Ed. James Thomas. (forthcoming 2007)
"William Alexander Percy." Ed. Thomas.
"Drinking Poisoned Waters: Traumatized Masculinity and Southern Regional Identity in Contemporary Memoir." Ed. Trent Watts. Whiteness, Manhood, and Masculinity in the Recent South. Forthcoming, Louisiana State University Press, 2007.
Review Essay on Flannery O'Connor's Radical Reality, edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund and Karl-Heinz Westarp (University of South Carolina Press, 2006), and Madison Jones' Garden of Innocence,edited by Jan Nordby Gretlund, (University Press of Southern Denmark, 2005), for The Flannery O'Conner Review. Forthcoming in the 2007 volume.