The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South by Fred HobsonThe Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South by Fred Hobson

The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South

EditorFred Hobson, Barbara Ladd

Hardcover | February 18, 2016

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The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South brings together contemporary views of the literature of the region in a series of chapters employing critical tools not traditionally used in approaching Southern literature. It assumes ideas of the South - global, multicultural, plural:more Souths than South - that would not have been embraced two or three decades ago, and it similarly expands the idea of literature itself. Representative of the current range of activity in the field of Southern literary studies, it challenges earlier views of antebellum Southern literature, aswell as, in its discussions of twentieth-century writing, questions the assumption that the Southern Renaissance of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s was the supreme epoch of Southern expression, that writing to which all that had come before had led and by which all that came afterward was judged. As well as canonical Southern writers, it examines Native American literature, Latina/o literature, Asian American as well as African American literatures, Caribbean studies, sexuality studies, the relationship of literature to film, and a number of other topics which are relatively new to thefield.
Fred Hobson is Professor of English and Lineberger Professor of the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of, among other works, Tell About the South: The Southern Rage to Explain, Mencken: A Life, But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative, and The Silencing of Emily Mullen ...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. SouthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:584 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:February 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContributorsIntroductionPART I: CONTACT TO THE CIVIL WAR1. Eric Gary Anderson: Literary and Textual Histories of the Native South2. Ruth Hill: Before Hypodescent: Whitening Equations in South America and the American South3. Thomas Ruys Smith: The Dying Confession of Joseph Hare (1818): Transatlantic Highwaymen and Southern Outlaws in the Antebellum Sout4. Keith Cartwright: Jackson's Villes, Squares, and Frontiers of Democracy5. Lloyd Pratt: Locality and the Serial South6. W. Fitzhugh Brundage: The Long Shadow of Torture in the American South7. Michael P. Bibler: Masculine Sentiment, Racial Fetishism, and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum Southern LiteraturePART II: THE CIVIL WAR AND BEYOND8. Scott Romine: Southern Affects: Field and Feeling in a Skeptical Age9. John W. Lowe: Not So Still Waters: Travelers to Florida and the Tropical Sublime10. Harilaos Stecopoulos: Indian Knives and Color Lines: Mark Twain from Hannibal to the Jim Crow Raj11. Anthony Wilson: Narrative and Counternarrative in The Leopard's Spots and The Marrow of Tradition12. Stephen Knadler: The Bright Side: African American Women and the Affective Archive of Southern Racial UpliftPART III: SOUTHERN MODERNISMS13. Owen Robinson: "Proffered for your perusal in ring by concentric ring": The South and the World in William Faulkner's Fictio14. Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.: Richard Weaver, Lillian Smith, the South, and the World15. Leigh Anne Duck: Arts of Abjection in James Agee, Walker Evans, and Luis Bunuel16. Gary Richards: Tennessee Williams and the Burden of Southern Sexuality Studies17. James W. Coleman: Reimagining the South of Richard Wright: The Anti-Protest Writing of Albert Murray, Raymond Andrews, and Ernest Gaines18. Will Brantley: Letter-Writing, Authorship, and Southern Women ModernistsPART IV: AFTER SOUTHERN MODERNISMS: WRITING IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH19. John Lang: Nature and Spirituality in Contemporary Appalachian Poetry20. Katherine Henninger: Southern Religion's Sexual Charge and the National Imagination21. Suzanne W. Jones: Their Confederate Kinfolk: African Americans' Interracial Family Histories22. Michael Kreyling: Mourning, Mockery, and the Post-South: Lars von Trier's Manderlay and Geraldine Brooks's March23. Daniel Cross Turner: Made Things: Structuring Modernity in Southern Poetry24. Maria DeGuzman: Four Contemporary Latina/o Writers Ghost the U.S. South25. Martyn Bone: You Don't Have to Be Born There: Immigration and Contemporary Fiction of the U. S. South26. Leslie Bow: Asian Americans, Racial Latency, Southern Traces27. Minrose Gwin: The Woundedness of Southern Literature, Looking Away