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Beyond the BlockbustersThemes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827135
eISBN:
9781496827180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While the critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, the texts selected for discussion in both classrooms and ... More

Black FeelingsRace and Affect in the Long Sixties

Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties

Lisa M. Corrigan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827944
eISBN:
9781496827999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827944.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In Black Feelings, Corrigan traces the surging optimism of the Kennedy administration through the Black Power era’s dynamic and powerful circulation of black pessimism to understand how black ... More

Children's Books on the Big Screen

Children's Books on the Big Screen

Meghann Meeusen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828644
eISBN:
9781496828699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Adaptation studies scholars suggest that no matter how interesting it may be to pick apart a film’s consistency with and departure from its source, these approaches can be limiting because books and ... More

Cooperatives in New OrleansCollective Action and Urban Development

Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development

Anne Gessler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827616
eISBN:
9781496827562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827616.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Cooperatives in New Orleans: Collective Action and Urban Development intervenes in southern labor, civil rights, and social movement histories to counter the misconception that cooperatives are ... More

Graphic IndigeneityComics in the Americas and Australasia

Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia

Frederick Luis Aldama (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828019
eISBN:
9781496828002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828019.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas and Australasia brings together scholarship that interrogates mainstream comic book traditions that have negatively stereotyped as well as positively ... More

JockomoThe Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Shane Lief and John McCusker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496825896
eISBN:
9781496825933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825896.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book represents the very first publication to explore how Native American traditions have influenced the history of New Orleans music over the past three centuries, specifically how this ... More

Monstrous Women in Comics

Monstrous Women in Comics

Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827623
eISBN:
9781496827678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Many studies of the monster and monstrosity have focused on women, and most do so (at least in part) in relation to some type of visual culture. However, few have examined the appearance of monstrous ... More

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and FreaksOutsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx and Latinx Young Adult Literature

Trevor Boffone and Cristina Herrera (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827456
eISBN:
9781496827500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature signals a much-needed approach to the study of Latinx young adult literature. This edited volume addresses themes ... More

Rediscovering Frank YerbyCritical Essays

Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

Matthew Teutsch (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827821
eISBN:
9781496827876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

During his career, Frank Yerby wrote 33 novels, numerous short stories, and poetry, making him one of the most prolific and financially successful African American authors of all time. However, while ... More

Reminiscences of an Active LifeThe Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

John Roy Lynch

John Hope Franklin (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781604731149
eISBN:
9781496833624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731149.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847–1939) became an adult during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career ... More

Table LandsFood in Children's Literature

Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature

Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828347
eISBN:
9781496828392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature surveys food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the socio-cultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency through examining texts that vary from ... More

Taking FlightCaribbean Women Writing from Abroad

Taking Flight: Caribbean Women Writing from Abroad

Jennifer Donahue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828637
eISBN:
9781496828743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Caribbean women have long utilized the medium of fiction to break the pervasive silence surrounding abuse and exploitation. Contemporary works by authors such as Tiphanie Yanique and Nicole ... More

Till Death Do Us PartAmerican Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed

Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed

Allan Amanik and Kami Fletcher (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827883
eISBN:
9781496827937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book questions the tendency among most Americans to separate their dead along lines of race, faith, ethnicity, or social standing. It asks what a deeper exploration of that phenomenon, so often ... More

Troubling MasculinitiesTerror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Troubling Masculinities: Terror, Gender, and Monstrous Others in American Film Post-9/11

Glen Donnar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828576
eISBN:
9781496828620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828576.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The association of the attacks of 9/11 with Hollywood science fiction and disaster spectacle was immediate and pervasive. Succeeding calls in media and politics for the reassuring return of ‘strong’ ... More

The War on Poverty in MississippiFrom Massive Resistance to New Conservatism

The War on Poverty in Mississippi: From Massive Resistance to New Conservatism

Emma J. Folwell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827395
eISBN:
9781496827425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827395.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When President Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty arrived in Mississippi in 1965, it was met with a ferocious response. The federally-funded war against poverty—the embodiment of 1960s ... More

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