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Mike Compton

Harry Bolick, Tony Russell, T. DeWayne Moore, Joyce A. Cauthen, and David Evans

in Fiddle Tunes from Mississippi: Commercial and Informal Recordings, 1920-2018

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835796
eISBN:
9781496835833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835796.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

Mike Compton (1956- ), bluegrass mandolinist extraordinaire, was born in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1956. While he was growing up, he was the only musician in his family; however, on his paternal ... More


Genealogy, History, and the Work Of Fiction

Jason K. Winfree

in Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy after the Death of God

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225002
eISBN:
9780823237081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225002.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Modern philosophy is increasingly concerned with the so-called genealogy of philosophical thought. This phenomenon begs the question of the genealogy of philosophy's ... More


Alice Walker Matters: The Fruits of Gendered Space

Thadious M. Davis

in Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835210
eISBN:
9781469602554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869321_davis.9
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This final chapter deals with the vast body of Alice Walker's literary and political work. All her novels, especially The Color Purple, Meridian, and The Third Life of Grand Copeman are discussed in ... More


Epilogue: “Desperate Conversation”—Poetic Finitude in Paul Celan and After

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This epilogue examines Paul Celan's speech Der Meridian (The Meridian) to show how his poetry addressed the problems of finite subjectivity. The Meridian is a complex interweaving of references and ... More


Poetry and Enlightenment: (Kant on Orientation, Whitman on the Brooklyn Ferry, Celan on the Meridian)

Allen Grossman

in True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309736
eISBN:
9780226309750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309750.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses “enlightenment” as something that happens, that in fact has often happened. It argues that the traumatic enlightenment of the postwar world compelled recognition of the loss of ... More


Civil Rights and the Southern Folk Aesthetic

Stephen Schryer

in Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the persistence of community action as an ideal in post-1960s black feminist fiction, focusing on Alice Walker’s Meridian and Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters. Both writers ... More


“Not Another ‘Poetess’”: Feminist Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Poetry, and the Racialization of Suicide

Tricia Lootens

in The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines struggles to define relations between “Victorian femininity” and racialized Poetess reception, focusing in particular on early, explicitly racialized meditations on the loss of ... More


Paul Celan

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Paul Celan's explicitly antidialogical speeches and how they foreground the flaws and agonies of engaging in what Martin Buber terms a “genuine dialogue.” It reads Celan's 1960 ... More


Paradox resolved

I.S. Glass

in Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist: South African Astronomical Observatory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199668403
eISBN:
9780191749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668403.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Various scientists including Paolo Frisi, Henry Cavendish and William Mudge suspected that La Caille's geodetic result had been affected by local gravitational anomalies. George Everest, after whom ... More


Behind the Lines

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

During the winter months of 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman sought to improve the Union position in Mississippi by tearing up the network of railroads centering on Meridian. This would disrupt ... More


Mandelshtam’s Meridian: On Paul Celan’s Aesthetic-Historical Materialism

Henry W. Pickford

in The Sense of Semblance: Philosophical Analyses of Holocaust Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245406
eISBN:
9780823250776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the influence of the Russian poet Osip Mandelshtam’s writings on the poetry and programmatic prose of Paul Celan against the background of two philosophers who read the ... More


Unveiling the Jewelers’ Clock

Alexis McCrossen

in Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226014869
eISBN:
9780226015057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015057.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the history of timekeepers, focusing to their manufacturing, marketing, and acquisition, in order to chart certain points along the trajectory of modern time discipline. Before ... More


Reading Resistance: The Guerilla in Literature

Rychetta Watkins

in Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter applies the different facets of guerilla subjectivity—resistant, anticolonial, self-defined, self-determined, ideologically grounded, revolutionary agent—to a reading of Sam Greenlee’s ... More


Evolution and Theodicy in Blood Meridian

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reviews Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Its opening pages introduce the character of Judge Holden at an evangelical tent revival meeting held in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1849. The ... More


Pendant: Celan, Büchner, and the Terrible Voice of the Meridian

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on the title Celan gave to his 1960 speech delivered on the occasion of his reception of the Büchner Prize for Literature. While critics tend to understand the title word ... More


“We Must Return to the Dream”: Meridian, 1965–68

Araminta Stone Johnston

in And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738285
eISBN:
9781604738292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events in Gray’s life from 1965 to 1968. These include the Grays’ move to Meridian, Mississippi; his new position as rector of St Paul’s; and Klan violence around Meridian.


Meridian Campaign: An Evolution and a Portent

Michael B. Ballard

in The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Sherman’s Meridian campaign. Sherman is credited for raising the level of hard war, beginning with the Meridian campaign. He chose to bring the war home to noncombatants, ... More


Evening in America

Dan Sinykin

in American Literature and the Long Downturn: Neoliberal Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852704
eISBN:
9780191887062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852704.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

James Baldwin’s observation that “American investments cannot be considered safe wherever the population cannot be considered tractable” could serve as a précis for Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. ... More


Living Punctuations: Cixous and Celan

David Wills

in Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

How does breathing relate to the punctuation, or absence of punctuation of writing, and in particular of poetry? That question is examined through the work of Hélène Cixous and in Paul Celan’s ... More


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