The concept of memory is as elusive as the thing remembered. In this issue, our contributors find myriad ways to capture and lend meaning to memories. When traveling abroad, how do we interpret the lessons learned from finding ourselves immersed in foreign culture and how do they inform American identity? At home in the South, what does the fading glory of historic architecture tell us? How do we find beauty in representations of difficult days gone by through art? Can reflecting on tragedy bring healing, or at least understanding? Join us as we explore memory through art, literature, research, experience, and memoir in the Fall 2013 issue of South Writ Large.