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Southern Frontier HumorNew Approaches

Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Ed Piacentino (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive ... More

The Story-Time of the British EmpireColonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and ... More

The Superhero Reader

The Superhero Reader

Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This book includes chapters and book excerpts by major writers ... More

Superheroes On World Screens

Superheroes On World Screens

Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

There are now superheroes from every corner of the world, and they are becoming increasingly important within local and global cultures alike. This collection brings together a wide range of film, ... More

Toni MorrisonMemory and Meaning

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Adrienne Lanier Seward and Justine Tally (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning includes essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author’s literary production and including her very latest works—the theatrical production ... More

The Trickster Comes WestPan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Babacar M'Baye

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In the past, scholars have looked at narratives of the African diaspora only to discover how these memoirs, poems, and fictions related to the West. This book explores relationships among ... More

Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow TravelersCulture and Politics of the Early Cold War

Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War

Arthur Redding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730050
eISBN:
9781604733266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730050.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Cold War was unique in the way films, books, television shows, colleges and universities, and practices of everyday life were enlisted to create American political consensus. This coercion ... More

Twain's BrandHumor in Contemporary American Culture

Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Judith Yaross Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036439
eISBN:
9781621030577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Samuel L. Clemens lost the 1882 lawsuit declaring his exclusive right to use “Mark Twain” as a commercial trademark, but he succeeded in the marketplace, where synergy among his comic journalism, ... More

Unexpected PlacesRelocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Eric Gardner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732832
eISBN:
9781604732849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In January of 1861, on the eve of both the Civil War and the rebirth of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Christian Recorder, John Mifflin Brown wrote to the paper praising its editor Elisha ... More

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Carmen L. Phelps

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A disproportionate number of male writers, including such figures as Amiri Baraka, Larry Neal, Maulana Karenga, and Haki Madhubuti, continue to be credited for constructing the iconic and ideological ... More

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