Mockingbird Passing: Closeted Traditions and Sexual Curiosities in Harper Lee's Novel

Mockingbird Passing: Closeted Traditions and Sexual Curiosities in Harper Lee's Novel

by Holly Blackford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621903208
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Edition description: Revised edition, with a new Preface
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Holly Blackford, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden, has published extensively in the fields of American literature and children’s literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: Miss Jean Louise, Your Novel's about Passin' 1

1 Mockingbird and Nineteenth-Century Philosophy: A Test Case for the American Scholar 45

2 Mockingbird and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Testimony to the Mythic Power of Uncle Tom Melodrama 89

3 Mockingbird and Modernist Method: Child Consciousness, or How Scout Knew 131

4 Mockingbird and Modernist Polyphony: How Scout Tells, How Lee Laughs 171

5 Mockingbird and Post-World War II Southern Writing: Dill, Capote, and the Dragging Out of Boo Radley 207

6 Mockingbird and Modern Women's Regional Writing: Awakening, Passing, and Passing Out 261

Works Cited 315

Index 331

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