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Regionalism and the humanities

Author: Timothy R Mahoney; Wendy Jean Katz
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
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In the volume's inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of  Read more...
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Regionalism and the humanities.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008029369
(OCoLC)221147815
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy R Mahoney; Wendy Jean Katz
ISBN: 9780803220461 0803220464
OCLC Number: 311601476
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 343 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: Regionalism and the humanities : decline or revival? / Wendy J. Katz & Timothy R. Mahoney --
Sensing place : the authority of nature --
Dangerous ground : landscape in American fiction / Annie Proulx --
The ec(h)ological conscience : reflections on the nature of human presence in Great Plains environmental writing / William Slaymaker --
"I don't know, but I ain't lost" : defining the Southwest / Mark Busby --
A border runs through it : looking at regionalism through architecture in the Southwest / Maggie Valentine --
Constructing place : the possibility of local representation --
Willa Cather's case : region and reputation / Guy Reynolds --
Dwelling within the place worth seeking : the Midwest, regional identity, and internal histories / Ginette Aley --
Gendered Boosterism : the "doctor's wife" writes from the new Northwest / Barbara Handy-Marchello --
"With powder smoke and profanity" : genre conventions, regional identity, and the palisade gunfight hoax / Nicolas S. Witschi --
Place is a relationship : regionalism, nationalism, and transnationalism --
Regionalism and the realities of naming / Stephen C. Behrendt --
The Midwest as a colony : transnational regionalism / Edward Watts --
Transcending the urban-rural divide : Willa Cather's Thea Kronborg goes to Chicago / Mark A. Robison --
Preaching the Gospel of higher vaudeville : Vachel Lindsay's poetic journey from Springfield, Illinois, across America, and back / Larry W. Moore --
Place is political : creating regional cultures --
State pieces in the U.S. regions puzzle : Nevada and the problem of fit / Cheryll Glotfelty --
Imagining place : Nebraska territory, 1854-1867 / Kurt E. Kinbacher --
Architecture crosses region : building in the Grecian style / Patrick Lee Lucas --
Societies and soirees : musical life and regional character in the South Atlantic / Michael Saffle --
List of contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Timothy R. Mahoney and Wendy J. Katz.

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Explains that cultivating regionalism lies at the centre of the humanist endeavour. This work discusses the landscapes in American fiction, and offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons  Read more...

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