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All Stories Are TrueHistory, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Tracie Church Guzzio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book provides a full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Wideman engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and ... More

Asian Comics

Asian Comics

John A. Lent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461589
eISBN:
9781626740853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461589.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Asian Comics is the first book that covers the comics (comic books and magazines, humor/cartoon magazines, newspaper strips, graphic novels, and gag panels) of the continent − 16 countries in all. ... More

Autobiographical ComicsLife Writing in Pictures

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Elisabeth El Refaie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036132
eISBN:
9781621036180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036132.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. This book offers an assessment of the key ... More

Bending SteelModernity and the American Superhero

Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More

Between Distant ModernitiesPerforming Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Brittany P. Kennedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

For centuries, Spain and the South have existed on the margins of U.S. and European identities—as much for the Francoist and Jim Crow periods as for their “exotic” cultures and sunny beaches ... More

Beyond WindrushRethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More

Black and Brown PlanetsThe Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461237
eISBN:
9781626740686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461237.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Black and Brown Planets, edited by Isiah Lavender, III, signifies a timely exploration of the Western obsession with color in its analysis of the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race ... More

The Black Cultural FrontBlack Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Brian Dolinar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book describes how the social and political movements that grew out of the Depression facilitated the left turn of several African American artists and writers. The Communist-led John Reed Clubs ... More

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More

BluebeardA Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Casie E. Hermansson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial ... More

Boys Love Manga and BeyondHistory, Culture, and Community in Japan

Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female ... More

The British Superhero

The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there ... More

Brother-SoulsJohn Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother-Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for ... More

Campus TraditionsFolklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

From their beginnings, campuses emerged as hotbeds of traditions and folklore. American college students inhabit a culture with its own slang, stories, humor, beliefs, rituals, and pranks. This book ... More

Can Anything Beat White?A Black Family's Letters

Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Elisabeth Petry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Ann Petry (1908–1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with ... More

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Why was Captain Marvel—a little boy named Billy Batson whose magic word transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal—one of the most popular comic book characters in the United States in the ... More

The Caribbean Novel since 1945Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Michael Niblett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the ... More

Civil Rights in the White Literary ImaginationInnocence by Association

Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More

Clockwork RhetoricThe Language and Style of Steampunk

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Barry Brummett (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460919
eISBN:
9781626740532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The anthology asks: What social and political impact is created by the Steampunk dimension of film, television, fashion, and decoration? How does Steampunk both reflect and shape social attitudes and ... More

The Comic Book Film AdaptationExploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Liam Burke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed ... More

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