Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Southern Literary Studies)

By: Lowe, John Wharton

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A panorama of past and contemporary southern society are captured in Bridging Southern Cultures by some of the South's leading historians, anthropologists, literary critics, musicologists, and folklorists. Crossing the chasms of demographics, academic disciplines, art forms, and culture, this exciting collection reaches aspects of southern heritage that previous approaches have long obscured.
Virtually every dimension of southern identity receives attention here. William Andrews, Thadious Davis, Sue Bridwell Beckham, Richard Megraw, and Joyce Marie Jackson offer engaging reflections on art, age, race, and gender. Bertram Wyatt-Brown delivers a startling reading of Faulkner, revealing the tangled history of southern modernism. Daniel C. Littlefield, Henry Shapiro, and Charles Reagan Wilson provide important assessments of Africanisms in southern culture, Appalachian studies, and the blessing and burden of southern culture. John Shelton Reed probes the humorous and awkward aspects of the South's midlife crisis. John Lowe shows how the myth of the biracial southern family complicated plantation-school narratives for both white and black writers.
Showcasing the thought of preeminent southern intellectuals, Bridging Southern Cultures is a timely assessment of the state of contemporary southern studies.

Title: Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Southern Literary Studies)

Author Name: Lowe, John Wharton

Categories: Other,

Publisher: LSU Press: 2011-02-14

ISBN Number: 0807138673

ISBN Number 13: 9780807138670

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0807138673Z2