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From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedTHROUGHOUT THE FIRST THREE DECADES OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Americans became fascinated with places associated with their country's past. Spanish missions and fortresses in California and Florida; historic architecture...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedIN THE MILLER OF OLD CHURCH, PUBLISHED IN 1911 AND SET IN HER native Virginia where time all but stands still, Ellen Glasgow uses the voice of Abel Revercomb to verbalize what she sees as the southern malady and the...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedFAULKNER SCHOLARS HAVE LONG OBSERVED HIS FONDNESS FOR CHOOSING names, both given and surnames, that fit thematically into his works. He frequently gives his aristocratic families the Scots-Irish surnames that populated...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedTHE PURPOSE OF THIS NOTE IS TO IDENTIFY AND COMMENT ON A MOTION-picture-related joke in the second chapter of William Faulkner's Light in August. The joke, an allusion to the film comedian Joe E. Brown, occurs midway...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedTHE TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES TEACHES US daily about the countless injustices of black vulnerability and, since the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, the political power of that...
From:The Mississippi Quarterly (Vol. 73, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedIN THE EARLY 1960S, THE RACIALLY SEGREGATED WORLD OF MISSISSIPPI was undergoing groundbreaking changes. In 1962, James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi, a school that was...
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