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Metress, Christopher

Works: 8 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 2,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: F350.N4, 305.800975
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Most widely held works by Christopher Metress
The lynching of Emmett Till : a documentary narrative( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted from his great-uncle's cabin in Money, Mississippi, and killed. With a collection of more than 100 documents, Metress retells Till's story in a unique and daring way--juxtaposing news accounts and investigative journalism with memoirs, poetry, and fiction
Emmett Till in literary memory and imagination( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrific 1955 slaying of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till marks a significant turning point in the history of American race relations. An African American boy from Chicago, Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was accused of "wolf-whistling" at a young white woman. His murderers abducted him from his great-uncle's home, beat him, then shot him in the head. Three days later, searchers discovered his body in the Tallahatchie River. The two white men charged with his murder received a swift acquittal from an all-white jury. The eleven essays in Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination examine how the narrative of the Till lynching continues to haunt racial consciousness and to resonate in our collective imagination. The trial and acquittal of Till's murderers became, in the words of one historian, "the first great media event of the civil rights movement," and since then, the lynching has assumed a central place in literary memory. The international group of contributors to this volume explores how the Emmett Till story has been fashioned and refashioned in fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiography by writers as diverse as William Bradford Huie, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Anne Moody, Nicol's Guill?n, Aim? C?saire, Bebe Moore Campbell, and Lewis Nordan. They suggest the presence of an "Emmett Till narrative" deeply embedded in post-1955 literature, an overarching recurrent plot that builds on recognizable elements and is as legible as the "lynching narrative" or the "passing narrative." Writers have fashioned Till's story in many ways: an the annotated bibliography that ends the volume discusses more than 130 works that memorialize the lynching, calling attention to the full extent of Till's presence in literary memory. Breaking new ground in civil rights studies and the discussion of race in America, Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination eloquently attests to the special power and artistic resonance of one young man's murder
The critical response to Dashiell Hammett( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory, invention, and delivery : transmitting and transforming knowledge and culture in liberal arts education for the future. Selected proceedings from the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Memphis, Tennessee, April 17-19, 2009 by Association for Core Texts and Courses( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a time when liberal arts education is increasingly under attack, this volume reminds readers that dedicated teachers at colleges and universities are passing on the heritage of liberal education as well as constructing its future. Future citizens, businesswomen and men, scientists, artists and those working in educational or social programs will all benefit from the insights of this volume into historical, ethical, literary and philosophical perspectives provided by core text liberal arts education."--Provided by publisher
Teaching Augustine( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2014, more than fifty scholars gathered at Samford University for Augustine Across the Curriculum, a conference designed to help non-specialists teach Augustine more effectively in undergraduate core and general education courses. This volume includes keynote addresses by Peter Iver Kaufman and Kristen Deede Johnson, as well as a selection of top papers from the conference
Peter Taylor and the negotiation of absence by Christopher Metress( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From flow to paradox : the meaning of time in The Good Soldier by Christopher Metress( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The lynching of Emmett Till : a documentary narrative
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Emmett Till in literary memory and imaginationThe critical response to Dashiell Hammett