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University of Mississippi Department of English

Works: 77 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 518 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Conference proceedings  Dissertations, Academic 
Classifications: PR5.M5, 820.9
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Studies in English by University of Mississippi( )
in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The University of Mississippi studies in English ( )
in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal x : Jx ( )
in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mississippi writers page the Internet guide to Mississippi writers ( )
in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents information about writers who were born or lived in Mississippi. Includes a compendium of births, deaths, publications, awards, and other events in Mississippi's literary history. Contains biographies of the writers, along with information about their books and publications and literary criticism. Provides a site search engine and allows the user to browse listings by author, title, place, year, and genre. Offers access to information about drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry writers, such as John Grisham, Jerry Clower, Tennessee Williams, Donna Tartt, Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote, and others. Links to literary resources and the home page of the English Department at the University of Mississippi
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1975 : selections ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clamor Malefica, protest, and the occult economy in early modern England by Charles Donald Mock( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thesis attempts to figure witchcraft practices within a larger economic context whereby cursing and maleficent acts in general might be read as a means of political protest against the political and economic destabilization of common rights. By reading cursing and prophecy as epistemological weaponry, the thesis establishes a theory of early modern terror that corresponds to the effects of these tactics on local and national levels. Readings of traditional witchcraft literature and Shakespeare's Macbeth will hopefully allow for an understanding of witchcraft that is heavily concerned over the nature of agency within the period, particularly with regard to the ways in which magic and prognostication stimulated local economies. These "occult economies," in turn, can be read as interactive systems whereby local agents can generate larger effects within a national discourse by utilizing feedback loops generated through local interactions between magic and markets
Gender matters : performativity and its discontents in women's science fiction by Kerry Bowers( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: What follows is a theoretical analysis of the performative gender aspects of a number of works of science fiction written by women in the Anglophone world during the twentieth century
Cliff's notes by Kevin Fitchett( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cliff's Notes is a book of poems in three parts. The first section, "Women and Children," introduces us to the humorous psyche of the speaker. "Ad for a Poem," the title poem of part two, is a long poem detailing a hypothetical, advertising and poetic brainstorm between ad men George Lois and Jack Koenig. The final section of the book, "New Static," takes us back to our speaker, who now finds himself moving through a world that brushes closer to death
Masculinity in comparative black literatures by LaToya Jefferson( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This project examines the ways in which Black men in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora define themselves as gendered beings in their fiction and drama beginning with Richard Wright's publication of Native Son in 1940 to Mariama Ba's So Long a Letter published 1980. Black men created a transnational dialectic concerning their masculinity which involved the creation and criticism of several types of masculinity. In Chapters 1 and 2, I discuss the theoretical and the historical framework for this project. In Chapter 3, I discuss the first type of Black masculinity which was based in opposition to Euro-American stereotypes about African men and Black men in the New World. In chapter 4, I examine how Black male writers recognized the diversity within Africa and the Diaspora and consequently created masculine characters who reflected their local cultures. In Chapter 5, I analyze texts by Black women that critiqued Black men for silencing Black women in their texts. In Chapter 6, I discuss texts that feature Black male protagonists who grasp toward a definition of masculinity which actually depends upon gender complementarity and community harmony rather than individualized notions of masculinity. The concluding chapter explores a vitriolic disagreement between James Baldwin and Eldridge Cleaver and summarizes previous chapters. I have included an Appendix with other texts and issues which concern Black masculinity for future studies
Cashing out by Neil P Conway( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Mama's on the warpath" : the badwoman tradition in feminist blues literature by Stephanie Ash Rodgers( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Rebel discords" George Meredith's metrical art dissertation by Jason W Johnson( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
George Meredith is perhaps best known for his innovative contributions to the Victorian novel. Unfortunately, his formal experiments in poetry have gone unnoticed. This dissertation seeks to rectify this problem by examining Meredith's metrical art and the ways in which he departs from the metrical tradition. The first chapter of the study evaluates his early poetry, most of which is derivative and metrically conventional. Despite. Only two poems are considered prosodically innovative, "The Death of Winter" and "South-west Wind in the Woodlands." The second chapter discusses Meredith's experiments with the sonnet tradition, particularly as they relate to his most famous sequence, Modern Love. While most critics have referred to this poem as a sonnet sequence, a formal analysis reveals that the poem's formal provenance is indeterminate. The reason given for such indeterminacy is that the speaker of the piece is also responsible for composing the sequence. The poem's formal peculiarities serve as indicators of the speaker's damaged psyche. The third chapter outlines Meredith's use of meter to connect poems which have been seen as unrelated. Two sequences are discussed. The first sequence contains "The Woods of Westermain" and "The Day of the Daughter of Hades" and the second is comprised of "Phoebus and Admetus," "Melampus," and "Love in the Valley." It is argued that Meredith uses similar formal strategies to connect the poems in each sequence in order to reveal the ways in which these poems inform each other thematically. After both sequences are considered separately, they are read together in order to illustrate how they are related to one another. The dissertation concludes by suggesting potential courses of research still untouched by Meredith scholars
Annotations : the newsletter of the Department of English ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The cost of kinship southern literary families and the capitalist machine by Joshua Lundy( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the thematic role of families and the familial in the literature of the Southern Renaissance. Whereas a number of scholars have come at this matter from a strictly cultural perspective, this analysis utilizes an economic framework. Following the example set by Karl Marx, Freidrich Engels, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari, I attempt to formulate an understanding of the southern family not as an independent and singular social organism, but, rather, as a mechanism for the distribution of capital, firmly embedded within modern capitalism's expansive network of production, consumption, and exchange. My argument is that the ruptures and various points of tension that typify so many of the southern literary families encountered during this time period indicate not so much the degradation of an older social order, as has often been suggested, but, instead, the proper functioning of a fundamentally economic device. In order to make this case, I examine two of the key texts from the Southern Renaissance: William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Eudora Welty's Delta Wedding (1946). Both novels are preeminently concerned with the breakdown of families that appear to embody the "Old South" ideal. Moreover, both novels repeatedly frame these breakdowns within the context of contemporary economic concerns. Employing the work of historians such as Gavin Wright, Grace Elizabeth Hale, and C. Vann Woodward, I argue that this pattern of familial dissolution indicates the manner in which such families function as extensions of the operational logic that characterized the New South economy, engendering those repeating cycles of destruction upon which modern capitalism relies
With malice towards none Six stories and a novella by Burke Nixon( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A fiction collection consisting of six short stories followed by a novella. The pieces attempt to be comic, but also--with debatable success--to be more than just comic. As the title suggests, one of the collection's thematic concerns is mercy and its absence. Most of the pieces are set in Texas; characters in the collection include a female student in an absurdly incompetent public high school, a parking cop, the best friend of a stand-up comedian, an Abilene man whose life goal is to be struck by lightning, and an unselfconscious grandfather character, who bookends the beginning and end of the collection. "Fayette," the first story in the collection, appeared originally in the Austin Chronicle . All of the stories were submitted and revised in fiction workshops at Ole Miss, under the tutelage of Tom Franklin, Jack Pendarvis, John Brandon and the great and sorely missed Barry Hannah
Cold War pulp : gender and fiction in the age of liberation by James Lewis, Jr Hood( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The early decades of the twentieth century saw incredible changes in both literacy and general publishing. Once literature had been the domain of the elite, but now it was the daily pleasure of common people. The changes in American culture in the middle of the century, combined with this revolution in publishing and literacy, combined to produce texts frequently referred to as pulp-fiction, works easily and cheaply produced for a mass-market. This market actively catered to diverse interests, perhaps most significantly the sexually alienated. Works of gay and feminist pulp fiction served to show alienated gay men and women, as well as independent women working to escape the confines of patriarchal society, that they were not alone and that their desires were not morally profane. Two such works that represent the ethos of this body of fiction are Erica Jong's Fear of Flying and Jay Greene's Behind These Walls
The french chef and the cold war Julia Child and the mask of contained domesticity by Hillary Ann Hamblen( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Most scholarly studies and even general personal reflections about Julia Child portray her as a figure that changed the face of cooking, cookbooks, and cooking television for audiences of the late twentieth and twenty first centuries. While this is true, many of these studies and reflections do not acknowledge Child's ability to change mainstream ideas by conforming to some of them. While Child radicalized perceptions toward food and those who cook, she also represented a domestic woman and a wife. While Child's politics were indeed liberal, for the most part, her lifestyle was actually quite moderate. This project is an examination of how Julia Child straddled the lines between subversive and conforming, threatening and safe, and housewife and feminist, and in doing so, was able to create a new cooking methodology for Americans who, historically, have a disconnected relationship toward food in general. Using Child's reactions to Cold War mentalities, I demonstrate how Child was able to perform certain roles, specifically the "housewife," in order to penetrate the nuclear family bubble and implant new ideas about food, cooking, and femininity
Southern noir appropriations and alterations of a twentieth-century form by Bob Hodges( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Southern noir conjoins the two seemingly antithetical words in a telling fashion. The word noir conjures images of cheap films about detectives, criminals, and luckless men scurrying across a city at night with expressionistic shadows and light play, a foreboding sense of doom, and deadly seductive femmes fatales nipping at their heels. The understanding of noir as a symptom of urban modernity inextricably linked to cities and cinema stands in stark contrast to the traditional understanding of the south as rural, retrograde, and a repository for all the antiquated, "coercive forms of human society" in labor and social practices (Greeson 3). However, this study contends that certain works of twentieth century southern literature and film can best be understood as a part of the popular form of noir. Southern noir becomes an alternate way to conceptualize the darkness of much of southern literature and film. On the other hand, southern noir promises to better explain the origins of noir and its racialized, chiaroscuro style as springing for the colonial experiences of the plantation economy. This study examines William Faulkner's Sanctuary as an early fracturing of the noir narrative, the William Wyler film The Letter (1940) as a film noir operating in the global southern imaginary, and three stories from Richard Wright's Eight Men as parodic reappropriations of noir narratives for black protagonists. Southern noir provides an opportunity for the productive meeting of scholarship from both southern and noir studies as well as the beginnings of a reevaluation of two of the most distinctive narrative productions of twentieth century America: southern literature and film with romans noirs and films noirs
Uneven ground : figurations of the rural modern in the U.S. South, 1890-1945 by Benjamin S Child( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
New modernist studies has opened wide the discussion about what modernism means, when it begins, and, compellingly for the purposes of this project, where it occurs. Exploring intersections between modernization, modernism, labor, and segregation in the agricultural South, this dissertation demonstrates how the effects of nascent industrialization, emergent technologies, and "modern" thought are animated by figures and spaces associated with--or performing--versions of rurality. The project is divided into three major sections. In the first, I suggest that the contradictions of African American life in the post-Reconstruction world are parsed in the period's literature through the presence of a veiled georgic mode, a tendency I explore in the writing of W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Frances F. W. Harper. In the second section, I propose two categories of agrarians: "leisure agrarians" such as the Twelve Southerners and Helen and Scott Nearing, figures who stage their protests of industrialized capitalism in writing from positions of relative privilege, and "labor agrarians," who come from an agricultural underclass of sharecroppers and tenant farmers. These latter form a more diverse group--including women, people of color, and children--and their protests of the capitalist status quo take the form of uniquely embodied discourse. In the final section, I propose a category called "migratory modernism," and use it to theorize narratives of movement and migration in the early twentieth century. Throughout this section, I read work by Charlie Poole, Zora Neale Hurston, Rudolph Fisher, William Faulkner, and Ellen Glasgow in order to evaluate the migrant's role as a useful metaphor for the modernist condition of the self-divided-against-the-self
The rake hears more by Whitney Hubbard( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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