Pop South is the continuation of a blog I began at UNC Press in anticipation of the publication of my book Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, which focuses on the period from the late nineteenth century through World War II. Writing that blog has challenged me to think about contemporary representations of the South in the popular media. Pop South is a space for discussing these representations and trying to understand their meaning for the region today. It is my intention to have guest bloggers and to encourage a broader discussion. I’m not sure how long this experiment will last, but I wanted to give it a try.