Off whiteness : place, blood, and tradition in post-reconstruction Southern literature (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Off whiteness : place, blood, and tradition in post-reconstruction Southern literature

Author: Izabela Hopkins
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the concept of whiteness as imagined by four Southern writers of the post-Reconstruction period: Thomas Nelson Page, Ellen Glasgow, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Izabela Hopkins argues that the unique narrative positions of these writers, offering their perspectives from both sides of the color line, allow for an objective scrutiny of the role of place and heritage in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hopkins, Izabela.
Off whiteness.
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, 2020
(DLC) 2020023686
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Izabela Hopkins
ISBN: 9781621905813 1621905810
OCLC Number: 1140778393
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In the wilderness, or encounters with whiteness --
Passing place-imagined or real --
Through a stranger's eyes: nature, place, and whiteness in Thomas Nelson Page --
Ellen Glasgow and the plight of retrospection --
The inevitability of passing in Charles Waddell Chesnutt and Alice Dunbar-Nelson --
A touch of the tar brush, or the ambivalence of whiteness --
Living with specters in Thomas Nelson Page --
Ellen Glasgow and the ambivalence of ideals --
Debunking the ideal in Charles Waddell Chesnutt --
Monster Mash, or a paler shade of white --
Thomas Nelson Page and the burden of heritage --
Ellen Glasgow's fictions of Verisimilitude --
"There ain't no going back": the work of Charles Waddell Chesnutt --
Southern heroes and symbols.
Responsibility: Izabela Hopkins.

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Explores the remaking of whiteness in the Post-Reconstruction South as represented in literary fiction. To focus her study, Izabela Hopkins discusses the writings of four prominent figures who  Read more...

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