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Parishes & Prisons: Ernest Gaines's Louisiana & Its North Carolina Kin 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.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter deals with the twentieth-century writer Ernest Gaines's preoccupation with the racial and cultural memories of the past that remained constant but volatile. The chapter is divided into ... More


A Visitation of Narratives: Dialogue and Comics in Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits

Alison Mandaville

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In his 2007 book The Fire This Time, North Carolina author Randall Kenan associates comics with sex and sin. This relationship is evident in his postmodern prose novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989), ... More


The Footprints of Ghosts: Fictional Folklorists in the Work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead

Shelley Ingram

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at the fictional folklorists who appear in the work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead. An interesting pattern emerges when you consider the works of ... More


I Thought I Heard the Shuffle of Angels’ Feet

Randall Kenan (ed.)

in Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469646800
eISBN:
9781469646824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In I Thought I Heard the Shuffle of Angels' Feet, a short story by Randall Kenan, a gay architect mourning the death of his lover from AIDS unexpectedly finds a second chance at romantic happiness in ... More


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