Urgo, Joseph R.
Most widely held works by Joseph R Urgo
Novel frames : literature as guide to race, sex, and history in American culture by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Willa Cather and the myth of American migration by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
In a land where there is constant migration, can there be a "homeland"? In the United States, migration is initially experienced as immigration, but the process never achieves closure. Migration continues as transience - restless, unsettled movement across social and economic classes, states, and national borders. In this nuanced study grounded in literature, history, and popular culture, Joseph Urgo demonstrates that American culture and our sense of national identity are permeated by unrelenting, incessant, and psychic mobility across spatial, historical, and imaginative planes of existence. There is no better example of a writer reflecting on this migratory consciousness than Willa Cather. At home in numerous locations - Nebraska, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Canada - Cather infused her novels with the cultural vitality that is a consequence of transience. By locating transience at the center of his conception of our national culture, Urgo redefines the mythos of American national identity and global empire. He concludes with an analysis of a potential "New World Order" in which migration replaces homeland as the foundation of world power.
Willa Cather and the American Southwest ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
This volume focuses on how the landscape of the American Southwest served Willa Cather creatively and the ways it shaped her research and productivity. No single scholarly methodology prevails in the essays gathered here, giving the volume depth and complexity.
Faulkner and his contemporaries by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
"Although he spent the bulk of his life in Oxford, Mississippi - far removed from the intellectual centers of modernism and the writers who created it - William Faulkner (1897-1962) proved to be one of the American novelists who most comprehensively grasped modernism. In his fiction he tested its tenets in the most startling and insightful ways." "What, then, did such contemporaries as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, and Walker Evans think of his work? How did his times affect and accept what he wrote?" "Faulkner and His Contemporaries explores the relationship between the Nobel laureate, ensconced in his "postage stamp of native soil," and the world of letters within which he created his masterpieces." "In this anthology, essays focus on such topics as how Faulkner's literary antecedents (in particular, Willa Cather and Joseph Conrad) influenced his writing, his literary/aesthetic feud with rival Ernest Hemingway, and the common themes he shares with fellow southerners Welty and Evans."--Jacket.
Faulkner's Apocrypha : a Fable, Snopes, and the spirit of human rebellion by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Reading Faulkner. Absalom, Absalom! glossary and commentary by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
"Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book narrates the tragedy that befalls the entire Sutpen family and that tragedy's legacy that continues well into the twentieth century and beyond. The novel's intricate, demanding prose style, and its haunting dramatization of the South's intricate, demanding history make it a masterpiece of twentieth-century American literature." "Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! offers a close examination and interpretation of the novel. Here difficult words and cultural terms that might prove to be a problem for general readers are explained and keyed to page numbers in the definitive Faulkner text (Library of America and Vintage editions). The authors place Faulkner's novel in its historical context, while also connecting it to his other works."--Jacket.
Faulkner and the ecology of the South : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2003 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Faulkner in America by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
In the age of distraction by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"The information age bombards us with data from so many souces and media outlets that we find it difficult to maintain control over what we want or what we need to think about." "Urgo alerts us to the contours of such technological imprisonment. He argues against allowing ourselves to be controlled by the tools we have created, and, with thought-provoking analysis, urges that we assume positions of power over those things that demand our attention."--BOOK JACKET.
Faulkner and material culture : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Faulkner's inheritance : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2005 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Faulkner and the ecology of the South by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
In 1952, Faulkner noted the exceptional nature of the South when he characterized it as "the only really authentic region in the United States, because a deep indestructible bond still exists between man and his environment.". The essays collected in Faulkner and the Ecology of the South explore Faulkner's environmental imagination, seeking what Ann Fisher-Wirth calls the "ecological counter-melody" of his texts. "Ecology" was not a term in common use outside the sciences in Faulkner's time. However, the word "environment" seems to have held deep meaning.
Faulkner and material culture Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Essays by Charles S. Aiken, Katherine R. Henninger, T.J. Jackson Lears, Miles Orvell, Kevin Railey, D. Matthew Ramsey, Joseph R. Urgo, Jay Watson, and Patricia Yaeger. Photographs, lumber, airplanes, hand-hewn coffins--in every William Faulkner novel and short story worldly material abounds. The essays in Faulkner and Material Culture provide a fresh understanding of the things Faulkner brought from the world around him to the one he created. Charles S. Aiken surveys Faulkner's representation of terrain and concludes, contrary to established criticism, that to Faulkner, Yoknapatawpha was not.
Faulkner's inheritance Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2005 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith, and Priscilla Wald. William Faulkner once said that the writer "collects his material all his life from everything he reads, from everything he listens to, everything he sees, and he stores that away in sort of a filing cabinet ... in my case it's not anything near as neat as a filing case; it's more like a junk box." Faulkner tended to be quite casual about his influences. For example, he referred to the South as "not very important to me. I just happ.
Violence, the arts, and Willa Cather by Willa Cather International Seminar ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
My Antonia by Willa Cather ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Reading Faulkner Absalom, Absalom by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book narrates the tragedy that befalls the entire Sutpen family and that tragedy's legacy that continues well into the twentieth century and beyond. The novel's intricate, demandin.
Faulkner and material culture : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004 ; [the Twenty-First Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ... took place July 25-29, 2004 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Faulkner and the passing of the old agrarian culture / Charles S. Aiken -- The philosophy of furniture, or, Light in August and the material unconscious / Jay Watson -- Dematerializing culture : Faulkner's trash aesthetic / Patricia Yaeger -- Flags in the dust and the material culture of class / Kevin Railey -- "Touch me while you look at her" : stars, fashion, and authorship in today we live / D. Matthew Ramsey -- Order and rebellion : Faulkner's small town and the place of memory / Miles Orvell -- Faulkner, photography, and a regional ethics of form / Katherine R. Henninger -- True and false things : Faulkner and the world of goods / T. J. Jackson Lears.
Faulkner in America : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1998 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
William Faulkner : a literature of the life experience by Joseph R Urgo ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Absalom, Absalom! (Faulkner, William) American fiction Art Arts Attention Cather, Willa,--1873-1947 Conference proceedings Contemporaries Criticism, interpretation, etc. Czech Americans Fable (Faulkner, William) Families Farmers' spouses Farm life Faulkner, William,--1897-1962 Fiction Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. History Human ecology Landscapes Language and languages Literature Literature and anthropology Literature and history Literature and society Married women Material culture Migration, Internal--Historiography Mississippi Modernism (Literature) Myth Natural history Nature Nebraska Nuclear nonproliferation Plantation life Political and social views Popular culture Race Radicalism Sex Snopes family (Fictitious characters) Southern States United States United States--Southwestern States Violence Women and literature Women immigrants Women pioneers Yoknapatawpha County (Imaginary place)