The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American South
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
This Companion maps the dynamic literary landscape of the American South. From pre- and post-Civil War literature to modernist and civil rights fictions and writing by immigrants in the 'global' South of the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these newly commissioned essays from leading scholars explore the region's established and emergent literary traditions. Touching on poetry and song, drama and screenwriting, key figures such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, and iconic texts such as Gone with the Wind, chapters investigate how issues of class, poverty, sexuality and regional identity have textured Southern writing across generations. The volume's rich contextual approach highlights patterns and connections between writers while offering insight into the development of Southern literary criticism, making this Companion a valuable guide for students and teachers of American literature, American studies and the history of storytelling in America.
ContentsIntroduction. mapping the figurative South / Sharon Monteith
Region, genre, and the nineteenth-century South / Kathryn B. McKee
Slave narratives and neo-slave narratives / Judie Newman
Literature and the Civil War / Will Kaufman
Literature and Reconstruction / Scott Romine
Southern verse in poetry and song / Ernest Suarez
Southern modernists and modernity / David A. Davis
Poverty and progress / Sarah Robertson
The Southern Renaissance and the Faulknerian South / John T. Matthews
Southern women writers and their influence / Pearl Amelia McHaney
Hollywood dreaming: southern writers and the movies / Sarah Gleeson-White
Civil rights fiction / Sharon Monteith
Southern drama / Gary Richards
Queering the region / Michael P. Bibler
Immigrant writers: transnational stories of a 'worlded' South / Nahem Yousaf.
|Series||Cambridge companions to literature.|
-- Southern States
-- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Southern States.
Southern States -- In literature.
Southern States -- Intellectual life.
|Publisher|| Cambridge :2013
|Other Titles|| Literature of the American South
xiii, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.