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The New World Presses: Joyce and American Popular Culture

Brian Fox

in James Joyce's America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198814023
eISBN:
9780191869822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814023.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 examines allusions to American popular culture in Joyce’s work. A potentially voluminous subject given the sheer range of references, the chapter narrows it down to areas which show a ... More


Epilogue: Democracy’s Plunges

Gregory Laski

in Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress After Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190642792
eISBN:
9780190642815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642792.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, African-American Literature

The Epilogue places Spike Lee’s Bamboozled into dialogue with the thought of Ralph Ellison, whose Invisible Man constitutes the silent source for Lee’s film. At the center of both works is the image ... More


“Powerhouse” and the Challenge of African American Representation: Teaching Eudora Welty and Race in an American Literature Survey

Jacob Agner

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay discusses how Welty’s 1941 short story “Powerhouse” can be taught in a literary survey as a case study on how a white writer self-consciously engages legacies of racial representation in ... More


The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Stephen M. Best

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This study of literature and law before and since the Civil War shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected. It uncovers a poetics ... More


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