The Future of Southern Letters / Edition 1

The Future of Southern Letters / Edition 1

by Jefferson Humphries
     
 

Jefferson Humphries and John Lowe have assembled a remarkable team of scholars and writers to address topics such as the past, humor, black autobiography, ethnicity, and female oral traditions in an attempt to define Southern culture today and ask who will be writing Southern literature tomorrow.See more details below

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Jefferson Humphries and John Lowe have assembled a remarkable team of scholars and writers to address topics such as the past, humor, black autobiography, ethnicity, and female oral traditions in an attempt to define Southern culture today and ask who will be writing Southern literature tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195097825
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
1Southern Writing and the Problem of the Father20
2Still Southern after All These Years33
3Writing on the Cusp: Double Alterity and Minority Discourse in Appalachia41
4The Shape of Appalachian Literature to Come: An Interview with Wil Hickson54
5Porch-Sitting and Southern Poetry61
6Of Canons and Cultural Wars: Southern Literature and Literary Scholarship after Midcentury72
7.... And Ladies of the Club87
8An Interview with Brenda Marie Osbey93
9The Discourse of Southernness: Or How We Can Know There Will Be Such a Thing as the South and Southern Literary Culture in the Twenty-First Century119
10Autobiographical Traditions Black and White134
11Speculations on a Southern Snipe143
12Robert Olen Butler: A Pulitzer Profile155
13The Rhetoric of Southern Humor170
Index187

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