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

Abby Burnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The complicated process of preparing the dead for burial is now the province of funeral industry professionals, but this is a recent development. Until the end of World War II, especially in rural ... More


Matters of Life and Death: Teaching Welty in a Course on Death, Dying, and Funerals in Southern Literature

David A. Davis

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/9781496814531.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses teaching Eudora Welty’s novel The Optimist’s Daughter in a course on deathways in southern literature. Deathways are the social and cultural practices surrounding the human ... More


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