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Following Faulkner - The Critical Response to Yoknapatawpha's Architect (Hardcover): Taylor Hagood Following Faulkner - The Critical Response to Yoknapatawpha's Architect (Hardcover)
Taylor Hagood
R1,794 Discovery Miles 17 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

William Faulkner seems to have sprung a full-blown genius from a remote part of the American South. Yet Faulkner spent much of his life striving to emulate and overshadow - both as a writer and as a person - his great-grandfatherand namesake, Colonel William Falkner, a dueling, railroad-building, soldiering figure who loomed not just as a legend in Faulkner's family and community but also as a literary forebear, a published novelist, travel writer, and poet. Looking back on his career, Faulkner would mention that early on he had ridden his great-grandfather's coattails, but by the mid-twentieth century it was clear that it was the great-grandson who was leading the literary world:readers, young writers of fiction, and literary critics were following him as one who had found extraordinary ways to capture and express the most challenging aspects of modern life. Taylor Hagood's book centers on the concept of following to examine how Faulkner's work has been analyzed, elucidated, and promoted by a massive body of scholarly work spanning over seven decades. It narrates the development of Faulkner criticism, taking as its premisethe idea that Faulkner forges a fiery path through modernism and into postmodernism that literary critics have been constantly rushing to follow. Taylor Hagood is Associate Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. His book Faulkner: Writer of Disability (LSU Press, 2014) won the C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Literary Studies in 2015.

Swamp Souths - Literary and Cultural Ecologies (Hardcover): Kirstin L Squint, Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Anthony Wilson Swamp Souths - Literary and Cultural Ecologies (Hardcover)
Kirstin L Squint, Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Anthony Wilson; Contributions by Scott Romine, …
R1,113 Discovery Miles 11 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies expands the geographical scope of scholarship about southern swamps. Although the physical environments that form its central subjects are scattered throughout the southeastern United States, the Atchafalaya, the Okefenokee, the Mississippi River delta, the Everglades, and the Great Dismal Swamp, this evocative collection challenges fixed notions of place and foregrounds the ways in which ecosystems shape cultures and creations on both local and global scales. Across seventeen scholarly essays, along with a critical introduction and afterword, Swamp Souths introduces new frameworks for thinking about swamps in the South and beyond, with an emphasis on subjects including Indigenous studies, ecocriticism, intersectional feminism, and the tropical sublime. The volume analyses canonical writers such as William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, but it also investigates contemporary literary works by Randall Kenan and Karen Russell, the films Beasts of the Southern Wild and My Louisiana Love, and music ranging from swamp rock and zydeco to Beyonce's visual album Lemonade. Navigating a complex assemblage of places and ecosystems, the contributors argue with passion and critical rigor for considering anew the literary and cultural work that swamps do. This dynamic collection of scholarship proves that swampy approaches to southern spaces possess increased relevance in an era of climate change and political crisis.

Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Paperback, 2nd Ed.): Taylor Hagood Secrecy, Magic, and the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Paperback, 2nd Ed.)
Taylor Hagood
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Faulkner, Writer of Disability (Hardcover): Taylor Hagood Faulkner, Writer of Disability (Hardcover)
Taylor Hagood
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the emerging field of disability studies, Taylor Hagood offers the first book-length consideration of impairment in William Faulkner's life and writing. Blending biography, textual analysis, and theory in an experimental style, Hagood explores in both form and content the constructs of normality and their power. Hagood brings to light little-known and rarely discussed ways in which Faulkner's personal and familial background were marked by disability and discusses the ways the writer incorporates disability into his fiction. He reevaluates Faulkner's so-called ""idiots""-Benjy Compson, Ike Snopes, and others-as characters whose narratives both satisfy and shock the reader. Hagood also examines the roles that impairment and abnormality play in texts such as the stories ""The Leg"" and ""The Kingdom of God"" and the novels A Fable and Flags in the Dust. Highly original readings result, including new understandings of: the centrality of the visually impaired Pap in Sanctuary; the disability-centric social order based on interdependence in Pylon; and the disabled speech of Linda Snopes Kohl in The Mansion. Hagood argues that Faulkner's poetics are deeply invested in disability, both in promoting a disability-inclusive fictional world and in exposing and subverting the devaluation of disabled bodies and minds. Hagood draws on firsthand knowledge of his native of Ripley, Mississippi, the ancestral home of the Faulkners, to offer readers otherwise inaccessible contextual information. Moreover, by framing each section of his study within a different kind of discourse-newspaper style, biography, email, and advertisement-he uses the very structure of the book to underscore the questions of normalcy prevalent in disability studies. This rich and unconventional study offers insight into a Faulkner haunted by experiences of disablement and compelled to narrate them in his own writing.

Faulkner's Imperialism - Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth (Hardcover): Taylor Hagood Faulkner's Imperialism - Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth (Hardcover)
Taylor Hagood
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Faulkner's Imperialism, Taylor Hagood explores two staples of Faulkner's world: myth and place. Using an interdisciplinary approach to examine the economic, sociological, and political factors in Faulkner's writing, he applies postcolonial theory, cultural materialism, and the work of the New Southernists to analyze the ways myth and place come together to encode narratives of imperialism -- and anti-imperialism -- in the worlds in which Faulkner lived and the one that he created. The resulting discussion highlights the deeply embedded imperial impulses underpinning not just Yoknapatawpha and Mississippi, but the Midwest, the Caribbean, France, and a host of often-overlooked corners of the Faulknerian map.

Faulkner defines space in his fiction by creating places through culturally compelling narratives. Although these narrative spaces often have imperial roots, Hagood reveals how the oppressed can subvert these "mythic places" by turning the myths against their oppressors. The Greco-Roman myths long recognized as part of Faulkner's fictional world, for example, define racially hybrid spaces ostensibly designed to articulate white patriarchal narratives of imperial control but which actually carry within their very dreams of Arcady an anti-imperial narrative. In Faulkner's Mississippi Delta, which he modeled after the Nile Delta, plantation owners evoke the imperial power of ancient Egypt to confirm their own cultural ascendancy even while African Americans use biblical narratives of the Israelites enslaved in Egypt to speak against the power that controls them. Faulkner also used places he personally experienced -- such as New Orleans, a city that he recognized as containing multiple layers of imperial design -- to dramatize the constant struggle between the oppressor and the oppressed.

Rather than reading the roles of myth and place according to conventional myth criticism or typical place models used by other Faulkner scholars, Hagood examines the intertextuality within Faulkner's writing, as well as the relationship of his writing to others' work, in an attempt to understand how the texts fit together and speak to one another. One of the few books that examine Faulkner's work as a whole, Faulkner's Imperialism moves beyond South-versus-North paradigms to encompass all the spaces within Faulkner's created cosmos, considering their interrelationships in a precise, holistic way.

Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Paperback): Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Paperback)
Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde; Contributions by Pete Falconer, Howard Steve Goodson, Taylor Hagood, …
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America's most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation's religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" to Waylon Jennings's "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line." Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what "country" means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers's redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle's reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists' accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what "country" means in country music.

Undead Souths - The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (Hardcover): Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Daniel... Undead Souths - The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Daniel Cross Turner
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Depictions of the undead in the American South are not limited to our modern versions, such as the vampires in True Blood and the zombies in The Walking Dead. As Undead Souths reveals, physical emanations of southern undeadness are legion, but undeadness also appears in symbolic, psychological, and cultural forms, including the social death endured by enslaved people, the Cult of the Lost Cause that resurrected the fallen heroes of the Confederacy as secular saints, and mourning rites revived by Native Americans forcibly removed from the American Southeast. To capture the manifold forms of southern haunting and horror, Undead Souths explores a variety of media and historical periods, establishes cultural crossings between the South and other regions within and outside of the U.S., and employs diverse theoretical and critical approaches. The result is an engaging and inclusive collection that chronicles the enduring connection between southern culture and the refusal of the dead to stay dead.

Redrawing the Historical Past - History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels (Hardcover): Martha J Cutter, Cathy J.... Redrawing the Historical Past - History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels (Hardcover)
Martha J Cutter, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials; Contributions by Frederick Luis Aldama, Julie Buckner Armstrong, Katharine Capshaw, …
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Redrawing the Historical Past examines how multiethnic graphic novels portray and revise U.S. history. This is the first collection to focus exclusively on the interplay of history and memory in multiethnic graphic novels. Such interplay enables a new understanding of the past. The twelve essays explore Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, Gene Luen Yang's Boxers and Saints, GB Tran's Vietnamerica, Cristy C. Road's Spit and Passion, Scott McCloud's The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln, Art Spiegelman's post-Maus work, and G. Neri and Randy DuBurke's Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, among many others. The collection represents an original body of criticism about recently published works that have received scant scholarly attention. The chapters confront issues of history and memory in contemporary multiethnic graphic novels, employing diverse methodologies and approaches while adhering to three main guidelines. First, using a global lens, contributors reconsider the concept of history and how it is manifest in their chosen texts. Second, contributors consider the ways in which graphic novels, as a distinct genre, can formally renovate or intervene in notions of the historical past. Third, contributors take seriously the possibilities and limitations of these historical revisions with regard to envisioning new, different, or even more positive versions of both the present and future. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that graphic novelists use the open and flexible space of the graphic narrative page-in which readers can move not only forward but also backward, upward, downward, and in several other directions-to present history as an open realm of struggle that is continually being revised.

Redrawing the Historical Past - History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels (Paperback): Martha J Cutter, Cathy J.... Redrawing the Historical Past - History, Memory, and Multiethnic Graphic Novels (Paperback)
Martha J Cutter, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials; Contributions by Frederick Luis Aldama, Julie Buckner Armstrong, Katharine Capshaw, …
R967 R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Save R194 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Redrawing the Historical Past examines how multiethnic graphic novels portray and revise U.S. history. This is the first collection to focus exclusively on the interplay of history and memory in multiethnic graphic novels. Such interplay enables a new understanding of the past. The twelve essays explore Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece's Incognegro, Gene Luen Yang's Boxers and Saints, GB Tran's Vietnamerica, Cristy C. Road's Spit and Passion, Scott McCloud's The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln, Art Spiegelman's post-Maus work, and G. Neri and Randy DuBurke's Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, among many others. The collection represents an original body of criticism about recently published works that have received scant scholarly attention. The chapters confront issues of history and memory in contemporary multiethnic graphic novels, employing diverse methodologies and approaches while adhering to three main guidelines. First, using a global lens, contributors reconsider the concept of history and how it is manifest in their chosen texts. Second, contributors consider the ways in which graphic novels, as a distinct genre, can formally renovate or intervene in notions of the historical past. Third, contributors take seriously the possibilities and limitations of these historical revisions with regard to envisioning new, different, or even more positive versions of both the present and future. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that graphic novelists use the open and flexible space of the graphic narrative page-in which readers can move not only forward but also backward, upward, downward, and in several other directions-to present history as an open realm of struggle that is continually being revised.

Faulkner's Imperialism - Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth (Paperback): Taylor Hagood Faulkner's Imperialism - Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth (Paperback)
Taylor Hagood
R759 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R125 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Faulkner's Imperialism, Taylor Hagood explores two staples of Faulkner's world: myth and place. Using an interdisciplinary approach to examine economic, sociological, and political factors in Faulkner's writing, he applies postcolonial theory, cultural materialism, and the work of the New Southernists to analyse how these themes intersect to encode narratives of imperialism and anti-imperialism. The resulting discussion highlights the deeply embedded imperial impulses underpinning not just Yoknapatawpha and Mississippi, but the Midwest, the Caribbean, France, and a host of often-overlooked corners of the Faulknerian map. One of the few books that considers the broad geographic canvas evoked in the famed writer's work, Faulkner's Imperialism moves beyond South-versus-North paradigms to encompass all the spaces within Faulkner's created cosmos, addressing their interrelationships in a precise, holistic way.

Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Hardcover): Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Hardcover)
Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde; Contributions by Pete Falconer, Howard Steve Goodson, Taylor Hagood, …
R2,537 Discovery Miles 25 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America's most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation's religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" to Waylon Jennings's "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line." Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what "country" means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers's redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle's reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists' accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what "country" means in country music.

The Sound and the Fury (Hardcover): Taylor Hagood The Sound and the Fury (Hardcover)
Taylor Hagood
R2,603 R2,360 Discovery Miles 23 600 Save R243 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When William Faulkner wrote The Sound and the Fury in 1929 he presented the world with one of the greatest novels of all time and a foremost example of Modernist art. Even as it explores life in the United States South, this novel delves deeply into individual psychology via literary techniques that strain representation to its very limits. This volume in the Critical Insights series is edited by Taylor Hagood, author of Faulkner's Imperialism: Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth and the forthcoming volume Faulkner, Writer of Disability. The collection features an array of readings that range from philosophical approaches to the perspectives offered by the emerging and contested field of fat studies. Topics include constructs of masculinity, war, and industrialism in The Sound and the Fury along with fascinating explorations of time, the instability of meaning, and readings of the novel in relation to other texts by Faulkner and African American writers. Among the contributors are such established and celebrated scholars as James Carothers, Cheryl Lester, Theresa Towner, and Joseph R. Urgo as well as an international cast of important emerging critics such as Georgiana Banita, Peter Froehlich, John B. Padgett, Sarah Robertson, and Frederique Spill.

Secrecy, Magic, & the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Taylor Hagood Secrecy, Magic, & the One-Act Plays of Harlem Renaissance Women Writers (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Taylor Hagood
R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Out of stock
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