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Look Away!: The U.S. South in New World Studies
     

Look Away!: The U.S. South in New World Studies

by Jon Smith, Deborah Cohn, Donald E. Pease, George B. Handley
 

ISBN-10: 0822333163

ISBN-13: 9780822333166

Pub. Date: 07/21/2004

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Examines what happens to our paradigms of the American south if we understand the "south" hemispherically, to include Latin America and the Caribbean.

Overview

Examines what happens to our paradigms of the American south if we understand the "south" hemispherically, to include Latin America and the Caribbean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822333166
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Series:
New Americanists
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Uncanny Hybridities / Jon Smith and Deborah Cohn
1

1. THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN

A New World Poetics of Oblivion / George B. Handley 25

Delta Desterrados: Antebellum New Orleans and New World Print Culture / Kirsten Silva Gruesz 25

Slave Resistance on the Southeastern Frontier: Fugitives, Maroons, and Banditti in the Age of Revolution / Jane Landers 80

Martinique/Mississippi: Edouard Glissant and Relational Insularity / J. Michael Dash 94

Crossing the Mason-Dixon Line in Drag: The Narrative of Loreta Janet Velazquez, Cuban Women and Confederate Soldier / Jesse Aleman 110

Citizenship and Identity in the Exile: Autobiographies of Gustavo Perez Firmat / Steven Hunsaker 130

Travel and Transference: V.S. Naipaul and the Plantation Past / Leigh Anne Duke 150

2. RETHINKING RACE AND REGION

Things Fall Apart: The Postcolonial Condition of Real Rock and The Leopard’s Spots / Scott Romine 175

This Race Which Is Not One: The “More Inextricable Compositeness” of William Faulkner’s South / John T. Matthews 201

Richard Wright: From the South to Africa—-and Beyond / Richard King 227

Forward into the Past: California and the Contemporary White Southern Imagination / Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. and Debra Rae Cohen 251

American Films/American Fantasies: Moviegoing and Regional Identity in Literature of the Americas / Lois Parkinson Zamora 268

3. WILLIAM FAULKNER AND LATIN AMERICA

Wonder and the Wounds of “Southern” Histories / Stephanie Merrim 311

Southern Economies of Excess: Narrative Expenditure in William Faulkner and Carlos Fuentes / Wendy B. Faris 333

Cant Matter/Must Matter: Setting up the Loom in Faulknerian and Postcolonial Fiction / Philip Weinstein 355

"Wherein the South Differs from the North”: Tracing the Noncosmopolitan Aesthetic in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude / Dane Johnson 383

William Faulkner and the Cold War: The Politics of Cultural Marketing / Helen Oakley 405

William Faulkner, James Agee, and Brazil: The American South in Latin American Literature’s “Other” Tradition / Earl Fitz 419

4. FROM PLANTATION TO HACIENDA: GREATER MEXICO AND THE U.S. SOUTH

Embodying Greater Mexico: Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and the Reconstruction of the Mexican Question / John-Michael Rivera 451

Remembering the Hacienda: History and Memory in Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh’s Caballero: A Historical Novel / Vincent Perez 471

POSDATA

Beyond Translation: Jorge Luis Borges Revamps William Faulkner / Ilan Stavans 495

Contributors 505

Index 511

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