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Civil War Humor

Cameron C. Nickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737479
eISBN:
9781621032106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737479.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the various forms of comedic popular artifacts produced in America from 1861 to 1865, and looks at how wartime humor was created, disseminated, and received by both sides of the ... More


Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Michael Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

On the Internet, seekers investigate anonymous manifestos that focus on the findings of brilliant scientists said to have discovered pathways into alternate realities. Gathering on web forums, ... More


Funerals and Decoration Day

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Funerals were often delayed for weeks, months or even years following a death, and were sometimes held during a cemetery’s annual Decoration Day. There are many similarities between the funeral ... More


Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers, and Protosuperheroes (1825–1935)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the tradition of periodical adventure stories that existed in Britain during the period 1825–1935, focusing on “story papers” and “penny bloods,” also known as “penny ... More


Sri Lanka

John A. Lent

in Asian Comics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Sri Lanka’s comics heyday (1970s-1980s) has all but disappeared as this chapter demonstrates. Blamed are the introduction of island-wide television and Internet services, reduced reading among ... More


Muddying Clear Waters: Carolyn Rodgers’s Black Art

Carmen L. Phelps

in Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Carolyn Rodgers’s poetic works in her poetry collections, including Paper Soul (1968) and Songs of a Black Bird (1969). It explains that Rodgers’ poetry showed that the concept ... More


. Accounts of Past Happenings and the Challenge to Investigate

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter focuses on the Incunabula Papers and the legend-tripping performance that arose from their online circulation. It examines the two documents that comprise the Incunabula Papers as well ... More


. Journey Into Uncanny Territory

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the legend-trip to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to investigate the numerous claims surrounding the Ong’s Hat ashram, as well as the emergence of web forums built around the ... More


. Contact with tThe Supernatural

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

A legend-trip culminates in contact with the supernatural. In the case of the Incunabula Papers, this contact occurs when participants perform the belief, or literally believe, that the documents ... More


. Intense Discussion and the Processing of Events

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The final stage of legend-tripping involves discursive attempts by participants to make sense of the entire ordeal. While this process might seem to signal the end of the ritual, it actually renews ... More


. Conclusion

Michael Kinsella

in Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739831
eISBN:
9781604739848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739831.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Majestic is a commercial alternate reality game (ARG) that incorporated real conspiracy-based websites in its gaming narrative. Launched on July 31, 2001, it was inspired by the “Majestic 12” ... More


Past Imperfect: “Building Stories” and the Art of Memory

Peter R. Sattler

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Cartoonists are aware of how comics can be easily forgotten, and thus have addressed “memory” as a central trope for discussing how their medium works, not only on the page but also in the minds of ... More


The Stress of Grades: Tests and Papers

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Once they enter college, students soon realize that tests and papers determine what grades they get. Despite the pronouncement of professors and official campus literature that accomplishment in a ... More


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