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Peculiar WhitenessRacial Anxiety and Poor Whites in Southern Literature, 1900-1965

Peculiar Whiteness: Racial Anxiety and Poor Whites in Southern Literature, 1900-1965

Justin Mellette

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832535
eISBN:
9781496832580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832535.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Peculiar Whiteness argues for deeper consideration of the complexities surrounding the disparate treatment of poor whites throughout southern literature and attests to how broad such experiences have ... More

Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Alison Arant and Jordan Cofer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831798
eISBN:
9781496831842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Flannery O’Connor’s work can be unsettling to read, inviting a wide range of responses because of her peculiar mixture of violence, grace, and humor. However, a few persistent readerly habits have ... More

The Green DepressionAmerican Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

Matthew M. Lambert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830401
eISBN:
9781496830456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that depression-era authors contributed to the development of modern environmental thought in three distinct ways. First, they began recognizing as never before the devastating and ... More

Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America

Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America

Jordan J. Dominy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826404
eISBN:
9781496826459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826404.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The formalized study of southern literature in the mid-twentieth century is an example of scholars formalizing the study of modernist aesthetics in order to suppress leftist politics and sentiments ... More

Faulkner and Money

Faulkner and Money

Jay Watson and James G., Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The matter of money touches the writer's life at every point:in the need to make ends meet, in daily dealings with agents, editors, and publishers, and in the choice of subject matter and the ... More

Faulkner and the Native South

Faulkner and the Native South

Jay Watson, Annette Trefzer, and James G., Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496818096
eISBN:
9781496818133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With the rise of new scholarly paradigms in the study of Native American histories and cultures, and the emergence of the Native South as a key concept in US southern studies, the time is more than ... More

Leaving the SouthBorder Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Mary Weaks-Baxter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Millions of Southerners left the South in the 20th Century in a mass migration that has had a lasting impact on the U.S. Leaving the South focuses on narratives by and about those who left and how ... More

Teaching the Works of Eudora WeltyTwenty-First-Century Approaches

Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Mae Miller Claxton and Julia Eichelberger (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While recent scholarship has amply demonstrated that Eudora Welty was a writer with cosmopolitan sensibilities and progressive politics, she continues to be categorized as a “regionalist” writer ... More

World War I and Southern Modernism

World War I and Southern Modernism

David A. Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815415
eISBN:
9781496815453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

When the United States entered World War I, parts of the country had developed industries, urban cultures, and democratic political systems, but the South lagged behind, remaining an impoverished, ... More

Faulkner and Print Culture

Faulkner and Print Culture

Jay Watson, Jaime Harker, and James G. Jr. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812308
eISBN:
9781496812346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner’s first ventures into print culture began far from the world of highbrow publishing with which he is typically associated—the world of New York publishing houses, little magazines, ... More

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