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In Divergent Tongues and Dialects: Multilingual Interviews and Literary Experiments

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the interview project's multilingual dimension, emphasizing the significance of the interview languages as well as the shifts of languages within the interviews as “evidence of ... More


“The Look Back Home from a Long Distance”: Robert Penn Warren and the Limits of Historical Responsibility

Jonathan W. Gray

in Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the author Robert Penn Warren and how he defended the southern innocence, and, more specifically, segregation. Although Warren’s views on the South evolve dramatically from ... More


Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More


A Knock at Midnight: The Agrarian Plea for the South

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the response of southern writers, including John Crowe Ransom, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, and Donald Davidson, to public criticism of the South and negative associations ... More


John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his obsession with the founding principles of the United States to his cold-blooded killings in the battle over slavery's expansion, John Brown forced his countrymen to reckon with America's ... More


The Not so New Criticism: Reconfigured, Yet Unregenerate

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the second metamorphosis undertaken by the Agrarians in the wake of the criticism that befell their political efforts. Determined to continue their campaign for intellectual ... More


Fugitives Captured: The Wasteland of Southern Identity

Angie Maxwell

in The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611648
eISBN:
9781469614519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611648.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The public criticism of the South was not limited to religious fundamentalism, but spread to southern art and letters and culture in general. This chapter focuses on the Fugitive poets of Nashville, ... More


Dreaming Poured Cream Curtains in the Wide Net, and Other Stories

Stephen M. Fuller

in Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036736
eISBN:
9781621039143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036736.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Robert Penn Warren and his study, and defense, of Eudora Welty. Warren responds to accusations leveled at Welty’s excessive style and obscurity by advancing his thesis that ... More


Interrupted Intertextuality in Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker

Amy C. Tang

in Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190464387
eISBN:
9780190464400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 reads Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker as a meditation on the conditions for entering the multicultural public sphere. Uncovering Lee’s intertextual repetitions of two modernist classics, ... More


Conclusion: Now a New Day Is upon Us

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter closes the book, revisiting the book’s major arguments and themes by observing John Sengstacke at the height of his journalistic career as he looked out on the future of a weathered ... More


“The Sounds are Furious”

Thomas Merton

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the various criticisms leveled against William Faulkner. Thirty years ago, when Faulkner was at the height of his powers, the critics were doing their best to write him off as ... More


Revising Kansas John Steuart Curry and the Fanaticism of John Brown

R. Blakeslee Gilpin

in John Brown Still Lives!: America's Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835012
eISBN:
9781469602608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869277_gilpin.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how John Brown's memory produced an explosion of art in the 1930s that was unequaled since the 1860s. Just as Revisionist historians converged on an interpretation of Brown ... More


Introduction

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1800 and 1915, in the “middle border,” tensions between competing nationalist ideologies were magnified as Americans became politicized over the issue of slavery, were realized as antagonisms ... More


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