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Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

Jack V. Haney (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037306
eISBN:
9781621039235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their ... More

Louisiana Creole LiteratureA Historical Study

Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Catharine Savage Brosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Employing the language of standard literary criticism, this study treats two hundred years of distinctive writing connected to Louisiana in both French (nineteenth century chiefly) and English, from ... More

Lynda BarryGirlhood through the Looking Glass

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

Susan E. Kirtley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032356
eISBN:
9781617032363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry has ... More

NewsloreContemporary Folklore on the Internet

Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Russell Frank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Newslore is folklore that comments on and hinges on knowledge of current events. These expressions come in many forms: jokes, urban legends, digitally altered photographs, mock news stories, press ... More

Of Comics and MenA Cultural History of American Comic Books

Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books

Jean-Paul Gabilliet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732672
eISBN:
9781621039860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. It intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of ... More

The Origins of ComicsFrom William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Thierry Smolderen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617031496
eISBN:
9781621039921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031496.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this book, the author presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the ... More

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Susan Prothro Wright and Ernestine Pickens Glass (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is a book that reevaluates Charles W. Chesnutt’s deft manipulation of the “passing” theme to expand understanding of the author’s fiction and nonfiction. Nine chapters apply a variety of ... More

Patrick ChamoiseauA Critical Introduction

Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Wendy Knepper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the career, oeuvre, and literary theories of one of the most important Caribbean writers living today. Patrick Chamoiseau’s work sheds light on the dynamic processes of ... More

Perspectives on Percival Everett

Perspectives on Percival Everett

Keith B. Mitchell and Robin G. Vander (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Percival Everett writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays, and is one of the most prolific, acclaimed, yet under-examined African-American writers working today. Although to date, Everett has ... More

Plotting ApocalypseReading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Jennie Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have been instrumental in disseminating and popularizing ‘rapture theology’ in the contemporary period, selling some 65 million copies ... More

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