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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 and Brown PlanetsThe Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Black and Brown Planets, edited by Isiah Lavender, III, signifies a timely exploration of the Western obsession with color in its analysis of the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race ... More

Books of the DeadReading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Tim Lanzendörfer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much research has been done on the zombie, a critical figure of 21st century culture, but most of it has been devoted to visual media—especially films and TV. This book is the first monograph to ... More

Brother-SoulsJohn Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother-Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for ... 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

Civil Rights in the White Literary ImaginationInnocence by Association

Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More

Clockwork RhetoricThe Language and Style of Steampunk

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Barry Brummett (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The anthology asks: What social and political impact is created by the Steampunk dimension of film, television, fashion, and decoration? How does Steampunk both reflect and shape social attitudes and ... More

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Vanessa Joosen (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Media narratives in popular culture often ascribe interchangeable characteristics to childhood and old age. In the manner of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s Metaphors We Live By, the authors in this ... More

Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture

Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture

Kathlene McDonald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033018
eISBN:
9781617033025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033018.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book traces the development of a Left feminist consciousness as women became more actively involved in the American Left during and immediately following World War II. It argues that women ... More

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Ymitri Mathison (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction focuses on moving beyond stereotypes to examine how Asian American children and adolescents define their unique identities. For these kids, being or ... More

Larry BrownA Writer's Life

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown (1951–2004) is noted for his subjects—rural life, poverty, war, and the working class—and his spare, gritty style. His oeuvre spans several genres and includes acclaimed novels (Dirty ... 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

The Order and the OtherYoung Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction

Joseph W. Campbell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824721
eISBN:
9781496824776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Order and the Other is a call to reexamine the relationship between dystopian literature and science fiction by thinking about the work that each genre does on and for the reader. The author ... More

Perils of ProtectionShipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Susan Honeyman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496819895
eISBN:
9781496819932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819895.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When we generalize about children, we are often also implicitly generalizing about their care, from within a "middle-class" view of "nuclear" family. These as sumptions rely on anorm that few of us ... More

Posthumanism in Young Adult FictionFinding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Anita Tarr and Donna R. White (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, edited by Anita Tarr and Donna White, is a collection of twelve essays analyzing young adult science fiction and fantasy in ... More

Poverty PoliticsPoor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Sarah Robertson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824325
eISBN:
9781496824370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and at ... More

Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Derritt Mason

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496830982
eISBN:
9781496831033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book considers the recent surge in queer young adult literature publishing and argues that this explosion of queer representation has prompted new forms of longstanding cultural anxieties about ... More

Reading in the DarkHorror in Children's Literature and Culture

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Jessica R. McCort (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806444
eISBN:
9781496806482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children’s Literature and Culture is a collection of essays that seeks to consider gothic horror texts for children with the respect such texts deserve, weighing the ... 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

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