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CONTENTS 6 Anthony Minghella: Interviews 23 Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales 19 Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production 15 Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914–1970 19 Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945–1972 17 Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form 16 Comics and Narration 5 Coming Home to Mississippi 8 Conversations with Andre Dubus 8 Conversations with Paul Auster 9 Conversations with Percival Everett 16 Dave Sim: Conversations 21 Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature 23 Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances 10 d’Ohrs of Ohr: A Commemoration of the Opening of the Doors of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art 22 Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts 2 From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi 25 Haiti and the Americas 11 I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi with 40 of Its Exhibiting Members 18 Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives 9 Jujitsu for Christ 7 Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews 12  Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens: l’histoire racontée aux jeunes 20 A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes 22 Long, Long Tales from the Russian North 7 Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before 11 Mirrors of Clay: Reflections of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the Sam Olden Collection 1 Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 6 Neil Jordan: Interviews 26 New in paperback 18 Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books 13 Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family 21 Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature 24 Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers 4 Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train 20 Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women’s Bodies 13 Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita 3 Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement 24 Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches 4 The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built 14 Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States’ Governance in Louisiana’s Orleans Territory, 1803–1809 17 The Superhero Reader 5 Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940–1949 10 To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. 12 Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans’s Bywater 15 We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired 14 Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

CALENDAR OF PUBLICATION DATES Available: d’Ohrs of Ohr: A Commemoration of the Opening of the Doors of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art  I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi with 40 of Its Exhibiting Members  Mirrors of Clay: Reflections of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the Sam Olden Collection  To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. March: Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914–1970  Chronicle of a Camera: The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945–1972  Conversations with Paul Auster  Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances  Jujitsu for Christ  Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books  The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built  We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired April: Comics and Narration  Coming Home to Mississippi  Dave Sim: Conversations  From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi  Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens: l’histoire racontée aux jeunes  Long, Long Tales from the Russian North  Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement  Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States’ Governance in Louisiana’s Orleans Territory, 1803–1809 May: Haiti and the Americas  Neil Jordan: Interviews  Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family  The Superhero Reader  Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940–1949  Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement June: Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production  Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before  Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers  Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women’s Bodies  Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita  Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches  Une Belle Maison: The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans’s Bywater July: Anthony Minghella: Interviews  Conversations with Percival Everett  Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts  A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes  Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature  Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train August: Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales  Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form  Conversations with Andre Dubus  Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature  Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives  Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews  Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967

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George Mitchell These photographs document George Mitchell’s trip to Mississippi, where he searched for then unrecorded blues musicians including R. L. Burnside, Jessie Mae Hemphill, and Othar Turner. This journey yielded recordings of music now on cherished and touted albums and CDs. From Mitchell’s fieldwork many others discovered the region and its distinctive style of blues. Some of the musicians Mitchell recorded had their lives transformed following his visit. The historic photographs in Mitchell’s Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 capture a vibrant blues tradition at the moment of its discovery. Intimate, without posturing or pandering, these photographs provide a raw, authentic look at African American blues musicians, their families, and their stomping grounds in the Mississippi Hill Country at a time when blues music remained a lively, though waning, part of their community and blues musicians were viewed with respect and pride. Blues musicians brought pleasure and release to people wrestling with severe poverty and pervasive discrimination. Mitchell’s ability to connect with his subjects is evident in his arresting images. The musicians— and their families and friends—welcomed him in their homes and at rent parties and fife and drum picnics. They posed for portraits. They let him hang around with his camera while they cooked supper or danced up a storm. The book includes Mitchell’s interviews, conducted at the time he took the photos, with four of the musicians who talk about their music, their lives, and the times in which they live. Running throughout is the author’s recounting of his experience of the seminal musicological odyssey. George Mitchell, Fort Myers, Florida, conducted field research and recorded blues musicians from the

1960s into the 1980s in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He also produced blues concerts, festivals, and television programs. He has published seven books of photographs and edited interviews.

The photographic record of unprecedented musical discovery and the geniuses of Mississippi’s Hill Country blues

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From Midnight to Guntown True Crime Stories from a Federal prosecutor in Mississippi John Hailman “That Hailman fellow from Mississippi who tells those funny stories about bank robberies—he should write a book. Oh, he did? Well, that’s good.” — Willie Nelson, Grammy-winning country music star “Mississippi has always provided great fodder for novelists, and From Midnight to Guntown explains why in a straight, uncut version. John Hailman knows this world inside and out and delivers hilarious yarns as if told at the bar stool right next to you. Highly recommended for all fans of true crime stories. I’ll be keeping this one handy on my bookshelf to reference for future novels.” — Ace Atkins, best-selling crime novelist “From Midnight to Guntown is an exciting personal account of politics, power, and the law, exploring their intersection on the main streets and in the rural backwaters of modern America. This book should be required reading not only for aspiring trial lawyers—on both sides of the courtroom—but for all lovers of true crime stories, whether they love lawyers or loathe them.” — David Bowen, five-term United States Congressman

A former prosecutor’s hilarious tales of the ne’er-do-wells and knuckleheads he helped bring to justice

“From Midnight to Guntown is a beautifully written portrait of the complex and criminal underworlds of rural Mississippi. With humor and pathos, retired prosecutor John Hailman captures in a subtle way the individual lives of bank robbers, drug dealers, and racist killers, a cast of characters reminiscent of the best Faulkner novels. By the end of the book, the criminals, police, and judges have become so familiar to the reader, they are like an extended, if highly dysfunctional, family. Hailman knows this world intimately, and his book brings people vividly to life, touching the heart of the reader.” — William Ferris, former director of the National Endowment for the Humanities “Now that Hailman is retired and no longer appearing before the court I can say that no book I have ever read captures with greater writing skill the color and humor of our courtroom dramas.” — Judge E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals “A masterful portrait of our culture as viewed through the peculiar lens that is Mississippi. Hailman is a gifted raconteur and a writer of rare strength and talent. He has produced the most fascinating and informative book I’ve read in years.” — Parham Williams, Dean, University of Mississippi School of Law

As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown, he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers—generally the dumbest criminals—Hailman describes scam artists, hit men, protected witnesses, colorful informants, corrupt officials, bad guys with funny nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and those defendants who had a certain roguish charm. Several of his defendants and victims have since had whole books written about them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett Till, Chicago gang leader Jeff Fort, and Paddy Mitchell, leader of the most successful bank robbery gang of the twentieth century. But Hailman delivers the inside story no one else can. He also recounts his scary experiences after 9/11 when he prosecuted terrorism cases. John Hailman, Oxford, Mississippi, was a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Oxford for

thirty-three years, was an inaugural Overby Fellow in journalism, and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Thomas Jefferson on Wine from University Press of Mississippi.

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Shocking the Conscience


A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement Simeon Booker with Carol McCabe Booker “Simeon Booker has immersed himself in a history that many researchers have missed; he keeps opening up doors that other historians seem to have walked past. If history is a tapestry of stories, then the bright new thread running through accepted civil rights history and giving it new dimension is Simeon Booker’s fresh narrative.” — Hank Klibanoff, coauthor, Pulitzer Prize–winner, The Race Beat “He was so revered that when young black reporters came out of college in the 1950s, they looked him up. Like English department grads trekking off to Havana to find Hemingway.”  — “The Man from Jet,” by Wil Haygood, The Washington Post “. . . during his fifty-three years as Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Jet magazine, [Booker] earned the distinction of being called ‘the dean of Black journalists in the Nation’s Capital.’” — Jet, Feb. 12, 2007

Within a few years of its first issue in 1951, Jet, a pocket-size magazine, became the “bible” for news of the civil rights movement. It was said, only half-jokingly, “If it wasn’t in Jet, it didn’t happen.” Writing for the magazine and its glossy, big sister Ebony, for fifty-three years, longer than any other journalist, Washington bureau chief Simeon Booker was on the front lines of virtually every major event of the revolution that transformed America. Rather than tracking the freedom struggle from the usually cited ignition points, Shocking the Conscience begins with a massive voting rights rally in the Mississippi Delta town of Mound Bayou in 1955. It was the first rally since the Supreme Court’s Brown decision struck fear in the hearts of segregationists across the former Confederacy. It was also Booker’s first assignment in the Deep South, and before the next run of the weekly magazine, the killings would begin. Booker vowed that lynchings would no longer be ignored beyond the black press. Jet was reaching into households across America, and he was determined to cover the next murder like none before. He had only a few weeks to wait. A small item on the AP wire reported that a Chicago boy vacationing in Mississippi was missing. Booker was on it, and stayed on it, through one of the most infamous murder trials in U.S. history. His coverage of Emmett Till’s death lit a fire that would galvanize the movement, while a succession of U.S. presidents wished it would go away. This is the story of the century that changed everything about journalism, politics, and more in America, as only Simeon Booker, the dean of the black press, could tell it.

An unforgettable chronicle by the first full-time African American reporter for the Washington Post, and Jet magazine’s White House correspondent for a half-century

Simeon Booker, Washington, D.C., is an award-winning journalist. He

was the first black staff reporter for the Washington Post and served as Jet’s Washington bureau chief for fifty-one years, retiring in 2007 at the age of eighty-eight. In 2013 the National Association of Black Journalists inducted Booker into its hall of fame. Carol McCabe Booker, Washington, D.C., an attorney and former journalist, is his wife. april, 352 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 40 b&w photographs, bibliography, index Cloth $30.00T 978-1-61703-789-4 Ebook 978-1-61703-790-0 Photographs—In Gen. Westmoreland’s helicopter, U.S. Army Photo; Greyhound bus burning, Birmingham Alabama Public Library Archives; with President Reagan, White House Photo

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Scotty and Elvis

The Starday Story

aboard the mystery train

The House That Country Music Built

Scotty Moore with James L. Dickerson

Nathan D. Gibson with Don Pierce

When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips’s Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the trio recorded an old blues number called “That’s All Right, Mama.” It turned out to be Elvis’s first single and the defining record of his early style, with a trilling guitar hook that swirled country and The true life story blues together and minted a sound of Elvis’s original with unforgettable appeal. Its success launched a whirlwind of touring, radio guitarist, the appearances, and Elvis’s first break into masterful Scotty movies. Scotty was there every step of Moore the way as both guitarist and manager, until Elvis’s new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, pushed him out. Scotty and Elvis would not perform together again until the classic 1968 “comeback” television special. Scotty never saw Elvis after that. With both Bill Black and Elvis gone, Scotty Moore is the only one left to tell the story of how Elvis and Scotty transformed popular music and how Scotty created the sound that became a prototype for so many rock guitarists to follow. Thoroughly updated, this edition delivers guitarist Scotty Moore’s story as never before.

The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built is the first book entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalog throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Starday was also known for its legendary rockabilly catalog, an extensive Texas honky-tonk outpouring, classic gospel and sacred recordings, and as a Nashville independent powerhouse studio and label. Written with label president and cofounder Don Pierce (1915–2005), this The full story of one book traces the label’s origins in 1953 of country music’s through the 1968 Starday-King merger. Interviews with artists and their families, most influential employees, and Pierce contribute to the recording studios stories behind famous hit songs, including “Y’all Come,” “A Satisfied Mind,” “Why Baby Why,” “Giddy-up Go,” “Alabam,” and many others. Gibson’s research and interviews also shed new light on the musical careers of George Jones, Arlie Duff, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, the Stanley Brothers, Cowboy Copas, Red Sovine, and countless other Starday artists. Conversations with the children of Pappy Daily and Jack Starns provide a unique perspective on the early days of Starday, and extensive interviews with Pierce offer an insider glance at the country music industry during its golden era. Weathering through the storm of rock and roll and, later, the Nashville Sound, Starday was a home to traditional country musicians and became one of the most successful independent labels in American history. Ultimately, The Starday Story is the definitive record of a country music label that played an integral role in preserving our nation’s musical heritage.

Scotty Moore, Nashville, Tennessee, is the sole survivor of the Sun Records sessions of July 1954 during which he, Elvis Presley, and Bill Black, with Sam Phillips at the engineering sound board, blended country and blues into a new art form that would shake up American culture for decades to come. James L. Dickerson, Jackson, Mississippi, is a freelance author and journalist who has published dozens of books.

JULY, 304 pages (approx.), 5½ x 8½ inches, 50 b&w photographs, discography, appendices, index Printed casebinding $55.00S 978-1-61703-791-7 Paper $25.00T 978-1-61703-818-1 Ebook 978-1-61703-815-0 American Made Music Series


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Nathan D. Gibson, Bloomington, Indiana, is a graduate student in the

department of folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University. In 2001, he formed Nate Gibson and the Gashouse Gang and has since been performing honky-tonk, rockabilly, and bluegrass music at fairs, festivals, clubs, and house parties wherever fine music is enjoyed.

MARCH, 284 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 60 b&w photographs, discography, bibliography, index Paper $30.00T 978-1-61703-740-5 Ebook 978-1-60473-831-5 American Made Music Series

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Coming Home to Mississippi

Tell about Night Flowers

Edited by Charline R. McCord and Judy H. Tucker

Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940–1949 Selected and edited by Julia Eichelberger

With essays by Kevin Bullard, Wyatt Cooper, Bob Allan Dunaway, William Dunlap, Morgan Freeman, Carolyn Haines, Barry Hannah, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Sam Haskell, Alice Jackson, William Jeanes, Russell Knight, Johnnie Mae Maberry, Charline R. McCord, Jo McDivitt, Mary Ann Mobley, Willie Morris, Ronnie Riggs, Maureen Ryan, David Sheffield, Michael Farris Smith, Marco St. John, Scott Stricklin, Keith Thibodeaux, J. Dale Thorn, Judy H. Tucker, Cynthia Walker, Tricia Walker, Jerry W. Ward, Jr., Jesmyn Ward, Sela Ward, Norma Watkins, Dolphus Weary, and Curtis Wilkie

Celebrations of

In this collection, essayists examine their lives, their memories of Mississippi, by prominent the reasons they left the state, and what Mississippians who drew them back. They talk about how life differs and wears on you in the far-flung made the return parts of our nation, and the qualities that journey make Mississippi unique. The writers from all corners of the state are as diverse as the regions from which they come. They are of different races, different life experiences, different talents, and different temperaments. Yet in acceding to the magical lure of Mississippi they are in many ways alike. Their roots are deep in the rich soil of this state, and they come from strong families that valued education and promoted an indomitable optimism. Successes stem from a passion, usually emerging early in life, that burns within them. But that passion is tempered, disciplined, encouraged, and influenced by the people around them, as well as the landscape and the history of their times. These essays give us a glimpse of the people and places that nurtured the young lives of the essayists and offered the values that directed them as they sought their dreams elsewhere. Often they found that opportunity was within their grasp in their home state and came back to realize their full potential. They came back, in some cases, to retire to a familiar place of pleasant memories, to family and to friends. They all have a love and respect for Mississippi and continue, back home, to use their talents to help make the state an even better place to live. homecoming

Charline R. McCord, Clinton, Mississippi, and Judy H. Tucker,

Jackson, Mississippi, have published numerous books together, including Christmas Stories from Mississippi, Growing Up in Mississippi, and Christmas Memories from Mississippi, all available from the University Press of Mississippi.

Tell about Night Flowers presents previously unpublished letters by Eudora Welty, selected and annotated by scholar Julia Eichelberger. Welty published many of her best-known works in the 1940s: A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding, and The Golden Apples. During this period, she also wrote hundreds of letters to two friends who shared her love of gardening. One friend, Diarmuid Russell, was her literary agent in New York; the other, John Robinson, was a high school classmate and an aspiring writer who served A collection in the Army in WWII, and long the focus of the garden of Welty’s affection. Welty’s lyrical, witty, and poignant correspondence of discussions of gardening and nature are a great American delightful in themselves; they are also writer and gardener figurative expressions of Welty’s views of her writing and her friendships. Taken together with thirty-five illustrations, they form a poetic narrative of their own, chronicling artistic and psychic developments that were underway before Welty was fully conscious of them. By 1949 her art, like her friendships, had evolved in ways that she would never have predicted in 1940. Tell about Night Flowers not only lets readers glimpse Welty in her garden; it also reveals a brilliant and generous mind responding to the public events, people, art, and natural landscapes Welty encountered at home and on her travels during the 1940s. This book enhances our understanding of the life, landscape, and art of a major American writer. Julia Eichelberger, Charleston, South Carolina, is a professor of English at the College of Charleston. She is the author of Prophets of Recognition: Ideology and Individual in Novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty and has published in the Eudora Welty Review, Mississippi Quarterly, and other publications.

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Anthony Minghella

Neil Jordan



Edited by Mario Falsetto

Edited by Carole Zucker

Anthony Minghella: Interviews is an illuminating anthology of in-depth conversations with this important contemporary film director and producer. The collection explores Minghella’s ideas on every aspect of the cinematic creative process including screenwriting, acting, editing, the use of music in film, and other topics concerning the role of the film director. Minghella (1954–2008) was a highly regarded British playwright (Made in Bangkok) and television writer (Inspector Morse) before turning to film directing with his quirky, highly regarded first film, “Ultimately I’d Truly, Madly, Deeply, in 1990. He went on to direct an extraordinary trilogy of rather watch an large-scale films, all adapted from sigactor against a nificant works of contemporary literature. wall opening up Minghella’s 1996 adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s poetic novel The English to the inner life, Patient was the director’s most critically than to look at any and commercially successful film and ravishing vista.” went on to win dozens of awards around the world, including nine Academy Awards. Minghella followed this film with his entertaining, elegant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, a film that enjoyed great critical and commercial success and featured some of the best acting of the 1990s by its talented cast of young, rising stars: Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Minghella’s ambitious adaptation of Charles Frazier’s American Civil War romance, Cold Mountain, was released in 2003 and firmly marked Minghella as a director of intimate, yet large-scale epic cinema worthy of David Lean. Although Minghella was a successful film director and producer, he was also an important part of the cultural life of the U.K. He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001 for his contributions to culture, and he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film institute from 2004 to 2007.

These interviews cover the career to date of Neil Jordan (b. 1950), easily the most renowned filmmaker working in contemporary Irish cinema. Jordan began as a fiction writer, winning the distinguished Guardian Fiction Prize for his very first book of short stories, Night in Tunisia, in 1976. His film debut was made during the peak of the Troubles in Ireland, and he addresses the sectarian violence head-on in his first outing, Angel (1982). This film also marked Jordan’s long-time association with the actor Stephen Rea who has appeared in “[My films are] all nine of the director’s films and is often basically about seen as Jordan’s doppelgänger. Angel was awarded the London Evening Stanthe clash between dard Most Promising Newcomer Award, the real world the first of many accolades. These and the world of include the London Critics Circle Award imagination and for Best Film and Best Director for The Company of Wolves (1984), Best Film at unreality.” the BAFTAs, as well as an Academy Award for Best Screenwriter for The Crying Game (1992), Best Film at the Venice Film Festival for Michael Collins (1996), Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival for The Butcher Boy (1997), and a BAFTA for Best Screenplay for The End of the Affair (1999). The director continued to publish works of fiction as well as writing the scripts for most of his feature films, and in 2011 he produced a highly regarded novel, Mistaken, set in Jordan’s home turf of Dublin and featuring characters who are duplicates of one another as well as mysterious arrivals and departures at the home of the Irish author of Dracula, Bram Stoker. The filmmaker has most recently produced, written, and directed the television series The Borgias (starring Jeremy Irons) and completed his fourteenth feature film, Byzantium, the story of a mother and daughter vampire duo, recalling his earlier work on Interview with the Vampire (1994).

Mario Falsetto, Charlotte, Vermont, is professor in film studies at

Concordia University. He is the author of The Making of Alternative Cinema, Vol. 1: Dialogues with Independent Filmmakers and Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis.

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Carole Zucker, Charlotte, Vermont, is professor of cinema at Concordia University in Montreal and an instructor of acting workshops at the Flynn Center for Education in Burlington, Vermont. Her previous books include The Cinema of Neil Jordan: Dark Carnival and In the Company of Actors: Reflections on the Craft of Acting.

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Kathryn Bigelow

Mary Wickes


I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before

Edited by Peter Keough

Steve Taravella

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history in 2010 by becoming the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since then she has also filmed history with her latest movie, which is about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. She is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, but her roots go back four decades to the very non-Hollywood, avant-garde art world of New York City in the 1970s. Her first feature The Loveless (1982) reflected those academic origins, but subsequent films such as the vampire“Thrill-seeking Western Near Dark (1987), the female adrenaline addicts vigilante movie Blue Steel (1989), and the surfer crime thriller Point Break have always (1991) demonstrated her determination fascinated me. to apply her aesthetic sensibilities to The idea seems popular, genre filmmaking. to be that it’s not The first volume of Bigelow’s interviews ever published, Peter Keough’s until you risk your collection covers her early success with humanness that you Near Dark, the frustrations and disapfeel most human.” pointments she endured with films such as Strange Days (1995) and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), and her triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s and then expanded to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to renowned directors such as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

Moviegoers know her as the housekeeper in White Christmas, the nurse in Now, Voyager, and the crotchety choir director in Sister Act. This book, filled with never-published behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway and Hollywood, chronicles the life of a complicated woman who brought an assortment of unforgettable nurses, nuns, and housekeepers to life on screen and stage. Wickes was part of some of the most significant moments in film, television, theatre, and radio history. On that frightening night in 1938 when Orson Welles The full story of recorded his earth-shattering “War of the one of Hollywood’s Worlds” radio broadcast, Wickes was waiting on another soundstage for him most accomplished character actresses for a rehearsal of Danton’s Death, oblivious to the havoc taking place outside. When silent film star Gloria Swanson decided to host a live talk show on this new thing called television, Wickes was one of her first guests. When Lucille Ball made her first TV appearance anywhere, Wickes appeared with her—and became Lucy’s closest friend for more than thirty years. Wickes was the original Mary Poppins, long before an umbrella carried Julie Andrews across the rooftops of London. And when Disney began creating 101 Dalmatians, it asked Wickes to pose for animators trying to capture the evil of Cruella de Vil. The pinched-face actress who cracked wise by day became a confidante to some of the day’s biggest stars by night, including Bette Davis and Doris Day. Bolstered by interviews with almost three hundred people, and by private correspondence from Ball, Davis, Day, and others, Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before includes scores of never-before-shared anecdotes about Hollywood and Broadway. In the process, it introduces readers to a complex woman who sustained a remarkable career for sixty years.

Peter Keough, Boston, Massaschusetts, is film editor at the Boston

Phoenix. He is the editor of Flesh and Blood: The National Society of Film Critics on Sex, Violence, and Censorship and has published in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Sight & Sound.

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Steve Taravella, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Rome, Italy, is a longtime journalist and communications specialist. He has received eleven writing awards, including the Dag Hammarksjold Award for Human Rights Advocacy in Journalism and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award.

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Conversations with Andre Dubus

Conversations with Paul Auster

Edited by Olivia Carr Edenfield

Edited by James M. Hutchisson

“The writers who write about people all will tell you the same thing: a moment comes when the character takes over, and then the writer is led by the character, and that’s when the writer knows the story is going to move now.”

Over three decades, celebrated fiction writer Andre Dubus (1936–1999) published seven collections of short stories, two collections of essays, two collections of previously published stories, two novels, and a novella. While this is an impressive publishing record for any writer, for Dubus, who suffered a near-fatal accident mid-career, it is near miraculous. Just after midnight on July 23, 1986, after stopping to assist two stranded motorists, Dubus was struck by a car. His right leg was crushed and his left leg had to be amputated above the knee. After months of hospital stays and surgeries, he would suffer chronic pain for the rest of his life. However, when he gave his first interview after the accident, his deepest fear was that he would never write again. This collection of interviews traces his career beginning in 1967 with the publication of his novel The Lieutenant, to his final interview given right before his death on February 24, 1999. In between are conversations that focus on his shift to essay writing during his long recovery period as well as those that celebrate his return to fiction with the publication of “The Colonel’s Wife,” in 1993. Dubus would share as well stories surrounding his Louisiana childhood, his three marriages, the writers who influenced him, and his deep Catholic faith.

Olivia Carr Edenfield, Portal, Georgia, is an associate professor at

Georgia Southern University. Her work has been published in Hemingway Review, Southern Literary Journal, Resources for American Literary Studies, and Explicator.

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Paul Auster (b. 1947) is one of the most critically acclaimed and intensely studied authors in America today. His varied career as a novelist, poet, translator, and filmmaker has attracted scholarly scrutiny from a variety of critical perspectives. The steadily rising arc of his large readership has made him something of a popular culture figure with many appearances in print interviews, as well as on television, the radio, and the internet. Auster’s best known novel may be his first, City of Glass (1985), a grim and intellectually puzzling mystery that belies “[Writing is] not a its surface image as a “detective novel” method so much as and goes on to become a profound median act of faith: to tation on transience and mortality, the inadequacies of language, and isolation. present things as Fifteen more novels have followed since they really happen, then, including The Music of Chance, not as they’re Moon Palace, The Book of Illusions, supposed to happen and The Brooklyn Follies. He has, in the words of one critic, “given the phrase or as we’d like them ‘experimental fiction’ a good name” by to happen.” fashioning bona fide literary works with all the rigor and intellect demanded of the contemporary avant-garde. This volume, the first of its kind on Auster, will be useful to both scholars and students for the penetrating self-analysis and the wide range of biographical information and critical commentary it contains. Conversations with Paul Auster covers all of Auster’s oeuvre, from The New York Trilogy—of which City of Glass is a component—to Sunset Park (2010), along with his screenplays for Smoke (1995) and Blue in the Face (1996). Within, Auster nimbly discusses his poetry, memoir, nonfiction, translations, and film directing. James M. Hutchisson, Charleston, South Carolina, is professor of

English and director of graduate study in English at The Citadel. His books include Poe and DuBose Heyward: A Charleston Gentleman and the World of Porgy and Bess, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

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Conversations with Percival Everett

Jujitsu for Christ

Edited by Joe Weixlmann

Jack Butler With a new foreword by the author Afterword by Brannon Costello

For the first eighteen years of his career, Percival Everett (b. 1956) managed to fly under the radar of the literary establishment. He followed his artistic vision down a variety of unconventional paths, including his preference for releasing his books through independent publishers. But with the publication of his novel erasure in 2001, his literary talent could no longer be kept under wraps. The author of more than twenty-five books, Everett has established himself as one of America’s—and arguably the world’s—premier twenty-first-century fiction writers. Among “I don’t believe in his many honors since 2000 are Hurston/ any rules when it Wright Legacy Awards for erasure and I comes to fiction. In Am Not Sidney Poitier (2009) and three prominent awards for his 2005 novel fact, if I can make Wounded—the PEN Center USA Literary you believe it, then Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Lucioles it’s fair game. . . .” des Libraires, and Italy’s Premio Vallombrosa Gregor von Rezzori Prize. Interviews collected in this volume, several of which appear in print or in English translation for the first time, display Everett’s abundant wit as well as the independence of thought that has led to his work’s being described as “characteristically uncharacteristic.” At one moment he speaks with great sophistication about the fact that African American authors are forced to overcome constraining expectations about their subject matter that white writers are not. And in the next he talks about training mules or quips about “Jim Crow,” a pet bird Everett had on his ranch outside Los Angeles. Everett discusses race and gender, his ecological interests, the real and mythic American West, the eclectic nature of his work, the craft of writing, language and linguistic theory, and much more. Joe Weixlmann, Clayton, Missouri, is professor of English at Saint Louis University. He has written and edited several books, and his work has appeared in African American Review, MELUS, Modern Fiction Studies, Southern Quarterly, and other periodicals.

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Jack Butler’s Jujitsu for Christ, originally published in 1986, follows the adventures of Roger Wing, a white born-again Christian and karate instructor who opens a martial arts studio in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, during the tensest years of the civil rights era. Ambivalent about his religion and his region, he befriends the Gandys, an African American family— parents A.L. and Snower Mae, teenaged son T.J., daughter Eleanor Roosevelt, and youngest son Marcus—who has moved to Jackson from the Delta in hopes of greater opportunity for their children. A rowdy novel of a As the political heat rises, Roger and Jackson preacher the Gandys find their lives intersecting in unexpected ways. Their often-hilarious and martial arts instructor who finds interactions are told against the backdrop of Mississippi’s racial trauma—Governor himself in the heat Ross Barnett’s “I Love Mississippi” speech at the 1962 Ole Miss–Kentucky of Mississippi’s football game in Jackson; the riot at the nadir University of Mississippi over James Meredith’s admission; the fieldwork of Medgar Evers, the NAACP, and various activist organizations; and the lingering aura of Emmett Till’s lynching. Drawing not only on William Faulkner’s gothic-modernist Yoknapatawpha County but also on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s highadventure Martian pulps, Jujitsu for Christ powerfully illuminates vexed questions of racial identity and American history, revealing complexities and subtleties too often overlooked. It is a remarkable novel about the civil rights era, and how our memories of that era continue to shape our political landscape and to resonate in contemporary conversations about southern identity. But, mostly, it’s very funny, in a mode that’s experimental, playful, sexy, and disturbing all at once. Butler offers a new foreword to the novel. Brannon Costello, a scholar of contemporary southern literature and fan of Butler’s work, writes an afterword that situates the novel in its historical context and in the southern literary canon. Jack Butler, Eureka, California, is originally from Alligator, Mississippi, and is the author of West of Hollywood: Poems From a Hermitage, Hawk Gumbo and Other Stories, The Kid Who Wanted to Be a Spaceman, Nightshade, Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock, Dreamer: A Novel, and Jack’s Skillet: Plain Talk and Some Recipes From a Guy in the Kitchen.

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To Paint and Pray

d’Ohrs of Ohr

The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr.

A Commemoration of the Opening of the Doors of the

Edited by Robin C. Dietrick Essay by J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D. William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. (1910–1944) remains one of Mississippi’s most significant artists. To Paint and Pray explores Hollingsworth’s life, from his childhood in Jackson, through his studies at the University of Mississippi and the Art Institute of Chicago, to his adulthood in Jackson as an artist. Hollingsworth was prolific A consideration of one of in his work, capturing the landMississippi’s finest painters scapes and people of central Mississippi in watercolors and oil. In 1958 Eudora Welty stated of Hollingsworth “that the accuracy of his eye, turned on the home scene, is as marvelously reliable as that of another Mississippi William in another line of work.” To Paint and Pray contains a biographical essay by curator Robin C. Dietrick and a critical essay by scholar J. Richard Gruber, along with an extensive timeline of the artist’s life and career. The book includes more than 120 illustrations from Hollingsworth’s poetic paintings to notes jotted in his private sketchbooks and intimate family photographs. To Paint and Pray is the most extensive publication on William R. Hollingsworth, Jr., to date. During his lifetime, the artist received numerous national awards for his art and exhibited across the country, from San Diego to Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, and New York, among others. Working at the time of the great “regionalists” Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, Hollingsworth exhibited alongside those masters and was building a name for himself nationally at the time of his death. Recently, with renewed interest in southern art, Hollingsworth’s enduring artwork is again growing in popularity. Robin C. Dietrick, Jackson, Mississippi, is a curator, writer, exhibition designer, and editor of nine books for the Mississippi Museum of Art, including The Mississippi Story; Between God and Man: Angels in Italian Art; and A Painter’s Odyssey: The Art of Marshall Bouldin III.

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Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Architect Frank Gehry completed the design of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in 2003. Construction began in 2004. In early 2005, a group of board members and volunteers conceived of the d’Ohrs of Ohr Project: a public display of artwork created on actual doors primarily by local and regional artists to celebrate the opening of the museum as well as to raise funds through the eventual sale of the actual art doors and a commemorative book. On August 29, 2005, the nation’s worst natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, decimated the homes, businesses, governmental operations, and infrastructure of the three coastal Mississippi counties. The existing museum as well as the new An artistic Gehry-designed campus under concelebration by struction were both severely damaged. The d’Ohrs of Ohr Project was put on Gulf Coast artists hold. commemorating the By 2007, with the new museum legacy of George primed for reconstruction, a resurgence of energy propelled the project forward Ohr, the selfand the d’Ohrs Committee began anew. proclaimed “Mad The rules were simple: each unique Potter of Biloxi,” canvas must integrate the likeness or and the opening name of George Ohr. The artists’ efforts are showcased in this book. The d’Ohrs of the Ohr-O’Keefe Project completion coincided with the Museum opening of Phase I of the new museum. The book includes a brief history of George Ohr and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, color plates of each of the fifty art works, short biographies, and an artist statement by each participating artist. The mission of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is to promote and preserve the unique legacy of Biloxi potter George E. Ohr and the diverse cultural heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is also to exhibit works which exemplify the independent, innovative, and creative spirit of George Ohr, emancipated craftsman Pleasant Reed, and OhrO’Keefe Museum architect Frank Gehry. AVAILABLE, 116 pages, 7½ x 16 inches, 61 color illustrations Printed casebinding $40.00T 978-0-9800885-7-1 Distributed for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art


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I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40

Mirrors of Clay

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Craftsmen’s Guild

Reflections of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the

of Mississippi with 40 of Its Exhibiting Members

Sam Olden Collection

Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi Foreword by Patti Carr Black Photography by Roy Adkins Text by Robin C. Dietrick

Yumi Park Photographs by Eric Huntington Foreword by Betsy Bradley and Beth Batton Introduction by Sam Olden

“Craft work in Mississippi, like our music, our art, our literature, and our history, is as much a part of what makes Mississippi distinctive as our natural resources.” —Julia Daily, former Executive Director, Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi

Mississippi would be a different state culturally without the excellence of handcrafted products of Mississippi’s finest by the talented members of the creators and their work Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. For four decades, the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi has been a driving force in supporting local artisans and sculpting the craftsmen of tomorrow. Since 1973, the Guild itself has been exposing Mississippians to fine art crafted from our state’s own valuable, natural resources by the hands of our own talented citizens. This volume, with over 160 images, celebrates Mississippi’s finest craftsmen, forty of the Guild’s talented artisans on the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. The Guild’s craftsmen fostered change in the way people perceive craft and elevated craft to fine art. I Am a Craftsman: 40 at 40 shares their stories and remarkable talents. A spectacular showcase

Patti Carr Black, Jackson, Mississippi, is the author of over twenty

publications, including Art in Mississippi, 1720–1980; The Mississippi Story; Breathing Art; and Early Escapades. Roy Adkins, Jackson, Mississippi, is a photographer specializing in fine art and portraiture, with recent work appearing in Time magazine, Jackson Free Press, and Portico Jackson magazine. Robin C. Dietrick, Jackson, Mississippi, is a curator, writer, exhibition designer, and editor of nine books for the Mississippi Museum of Art, including The Mississippi Story; A Painter’s Odyssey: The Art of Marshall Bouldin III; and To Paint and Pray: The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr. AVAILABLE, 108 pages, 12 x 9 inches, 162 b&w and color photographs, foreword, appendices Cloth $40.00T 978-1-61703-763-4 Distributed for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi

Mirrors of Clay: Reflections of Ancient Andean Life in Ceramics from the Sam Olden Collection features photographs and descriptions of sixty ceramic vessels from ancient Andean American cultures, including the Cupisnique, Chavín, Vicús, Nazca, Moche, Tiwanaku, Lambayeque, and Chimú, which flourished between 1200 BCE and 1550 CE. These distinctive ceramic vessels, selected from the collection of Sam Olden, were given to the Mississippi Museum of Art and are included in a special exhibition presented The exhibit by the museum and Jackson State University. The pieces reveal each culture’s catalogue of an stylistic aesthetics, religious ideologies, extraordinary and political roles. ancient Andean The Pre-Columbian ceramic vessels presented in this catalogue are mainly treasure from the Andean region of South America, which includes the modern countries of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. By analyzing technologies, forms, and decorative designs, author Yumi Park reveals the unique aesthetics, social stratifications, religious ideologies, and political roles within each culture. Ancient Andean potters expressed their native individualities by depicting the forms of warriors, deities, architecture, flora, fauna, and daily life on their ceramic vessels. Collector Sam Olden lived in Peru during the 1960s. After visiting various archaeological sites and museums, including the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Peru, he became enamored with the ceramic vessels of the ancient Andes. Olden later settled in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and began to build an extensive collection of ancient Andean ceramics, eventually making a large donation to the Mississippi Museum of Art. Because of his passion for these artifacts, the people of Mississippi are now afforded a window on the ancient Andean world. The Sam Olden Collection gives us tangible and visible evidence of the social activities, political events, and ideological beliefs of ancient Andean cultures. Yumi Park, Ridgeland, Mississippi, is assistant professor of art at

Jackson State University. A scholar of Pre-Columbian and Native American art, she focuses especially on the Andean civilizations of South America.

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Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens

Une Belle Maison

l’histoire racontée aux jeunes

The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans’s Bywater

Shane K. Bernard Translated by Faustine Hillard

S. Frederick Starr Photography and illustrations by Robert S. Brantley

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader’s History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. In its original English, the book proved a perfect package, comprehensible to junior-high and high-school students, while appealing to and informing adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and their predecessors. It is now available for the first time translated into French. For young readers and The narrative follows the Caimmersion classes, a juns’ early ancestors, the Acadians, from seventeenth-century France to proven history of the Nova Scotia, where they flourished Cajun people, now in until British soldiers expelled them French in a tragic event called Le Grand Dérangement (The Great Upheaval)—an episode regarded by many historians as an instance of ethnic cleansing or genocide. Up to one-half of the Acadian population died from disease, starvation, exposure, or outright violence in the expulsion. Nearly three thousand survivors journeyed through the thirteen American colonies to Spanish-controlled Louisiana. There they resettled, intermarried with members of the local population, and evolved into the Cajun people, who today number over a halfmillion. Since their arrival in Louisiana, the Cajuns have developed an unmistakable identity and a strong sense of ethnic pride. In recent decades they have contributed their lively cuisine and accordion-and-fiddle dance music to American popular culture. Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens: l’histoire racontée aux jeunes includes numerous images and over a dozen sidebars on topics ranging from Cajun music and horse racing heroes to Mardi Gras. Shane K. Bernard’s welcomed and cherished history of the Cajun people is translated into French by Faustine Hillard. The book offers a long-sought immersion text, ideal for the young learner and adult alike.

This book brings together artist John James Audubon; architect of the U.S. capital, Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Lee Harvey Oswald; and Fats Domino in an engrossing story, linking these and other colorful figures to the history of a beautiful, historic home in New Orleans. The Lombard plantation house is a rare survivor. Built in the early nineteenth century as a West Indian– An extraordinary look style residence, it was the focal point of a large plantation that stretched at the life, decay, deep into the cypress swamps of and restoration of a what is now New Orleans’s Bywater plantation home nieghborhood. Featuring the best Norman trussing in North America, it was one of many plantation homes and grand residences that lined the Mississippi downriver from the French Quarter. A working farm until the 1800s, its lands were eventually absorbed into the expanding city. After years of prosperity, the entire area of the Ninth Ward, now known as Bywater, sank into poverty and neglect. This is the story of the rise, fall, and eventual resurrection of one of America’s finest extant examples of West Indian Creole architecture and of the entire neighborhood of which it is an anchor. Through meticulous study of archives and archeology, the author presents fascinating insights on how residents of this working plantation actually lived. Because pre–Civil War U.S. censuses never listed more than five enslaved persons, all of whom worked in the house, the plantation appears to have depended mainly on hired labor, both African American and Irish. Eventually these groups came to populate the new neighborhood, along with immigrants from Germany, and then new migrants from the countryside. Profusely illustrated with heretofore unidentified historic photographs and plans, and with color images by master architectural photographer Robert S. Brantley, this book will equally interest inquisitive tourists and long-term residents of the Gulf South, historic preservationists and urbanists in search of insights on successful redevelopment, architecture and history buffs, and enthusiasts of one of America’s most beloved and storied cities.

Shane K. Bernard, New Iberia, Louisiana, is historian and curator

of McIlhenny Company, producer of TABASCO® brand pepper sauce, and Avery Island, Inc. He is the author of Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues; The Cajuns: Americanization of a People; TABASCO®: An Illustrated History; and Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader’s History.

S. Frederick Starr, Washington, D.C., is chair of the Central AsiaCaucasus Institute at John Hopkins University. He is the author of numerous books on New Orleans, including New Orleans Unmasqued and Louis Moreau Gottschalk. He edited Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, published by University Press of Mississippi.

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Second Line Rescue

Out of the Shadow of Leprosy

Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family

Edited by Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl

Claire Manes Foreword by Marcia Gaudet

Contributions from François Ancelet, Josef Brown, Charles A. Darensbourg, Mike Davis, Jocelyn H. Donlon, Jon G. Donlon, Nicole Eugene, Anthony Fontenot, Ernest J. Gaines, Glenda Harris, Sidney Harris, Chantell Jones, Robert LeBlanc, Glen Miguez, Shari L. Smothers, Dave Spizale, Angela Trahan, and Vincent Trotter

Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath How beleaguered of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens created citizens joined in with whatever resourctheir own salvation es they had. Unlike many of the official responders, vernacular rescuers found when their ways around the paralysis. They were institutions failed able to dispel unfounded fears produced by erroneous or questionable reporting. The essays, personal narratives, media reports, and field studies presented here all have to do with effective and often ingenious answers that emerged from the people themselves. The first part of the collection deals with Gulf Coast rescuers from outside stricken communities: those who, safe in their own homes and neighborhoods, marshaled their resources to help their fellow citizens. The second part features the words of hurricane survivors displaced from New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities to Houston, Texas. In many cases, the “victims” themselves were the first responders, rescuing family, friends, and strangers. All of the stories, whether from the “outside” or “inside” responders, reveal a shared history of close-knit community bonds, survival skills sharpened by hard times, and what went right in the aftermath of Katrina and Rita—in spite of all that went so wrong. Barry Jean Ancelet, Scott, Louisiana, holds the Willis Granger and

Tom Debaillon/BORSF Professorship in Francophone Studies and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the author of numerous books including Cajun and Creole Music Makers and Cajun Country (University Press of Mississippi). Marcia Gaudet, Duson, Louisiana, is professor emerita in English at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and author of Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America (University Press of Mississippi). Carl Lindahl, Houston, Texas, is a professor of English and folklore at the University of Houston and author of Cajun Mardi Gras Masks and Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana (University Press of Mississippi).

In 1924 when thirty-two-year-old Edmond Landry kissed his family good-bye and left for the leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, leprosy, now referred to as Hansen’s Disease, stigmatized and disfigured but did not kill. Those with leprosy were incarcerated in the federal hospital and isolated from family and community. Phones were unavailable, transportation was precarious, and fear was rampant. Edmond entered the hospital (as did his four other siblings), but he did not surrender to his fate. He fought with his pen and A first-hand account his limited energy to stay connected to his family and to improve living conditions of the trauma for himself and other patients. and impact on Claire Manes, Edmond’s granddaughter, lived much of her life gripped one family facing by the silence surrounding her grandfaleprosy ther. When his letters were discovered, she became inspired to tell his story through her scholarship and his writing. Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family presents her grandfather’s letters and her own studies of narrative and Carville during much of the twentieth century. The book becomes a testament to Edmond’s determination to maintain autonomy and dignity. Letters and stories of the other four siblings further enhance the picture of life in Carville from 1919 to 1977. Claire Manes, Lafayette, Louisiana, is retired from Remington Col-

lege, where she taught English and speech for fourteen years. Her work has appeared in Louisiana History, Journal of American Folklore, and Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.

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Strangers on Their Native Soil

Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Opposition to United States’ Governance in Louisiana’s Orleans Territory, 1803–1809 Julien Vernet After the United States purchased Louisiana, many inhabitants of the new American territory believed that Louisiana would quickly be incorporated into the Union and that they would soon enjoy rights as citizens. In March of 1804, however, Congress passed the Act for the Organization of Orleans Territory, which divided Louisiana into two sections: Orleans Territory, which lay southwest of the Mississippi Territory, and the Louisiana District. Under this act, President Jefferson possessed the power to appoint the government The story of of Orleans Territory and its thirteenAmerica’s early man legislative council. The act also prohibited importation of most slaves. political division Anxieties about their livelihoods and of Louisiana and an unrepresentative government drove the test posed to some Louisiana merchants and planters to organize protests. At first this group the new republic’s used petitions and newspaper editorials revolutionary to demand revisions; later they pressed principles for reforms as a political faction within and westward the territorial government. Outside of Louisiana, the conflict expansion became a harbinger for the obstacles to westward expansion and clashes ahead. American politicians became alarmed about the future of American governance, territorial expansion, and the growth of slavery, all issues raised by the Orleans protesters. John Quincy Adams, for example, worried that the government established for Louisianans violated the principles of the American Revolution. Federalist Fisher Ames believed that Jefferson’s power over Louisiana would allow him to establish a western Republican empire ensuring the national demise of the Federalist Party. Slaveholders and supporters of slavery in the Congress attacked the restrictions on importation of slaves, using arguments in debates with opponents of slavery that were repeated until the outbreak of the Civil War. Because they caused politicians in the Congress to reconsider how people in areas acquired by the United States should be governed and because they reinvigorated the national discussion about the future of slavery in the United States, the Orleans protesters played a significant role in influencing the shape of American territorial expansion. Julien Vernet, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is assistant

professor at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. His work has appeared in Louisiana History, French Colonial History, and the American Review of Canadian Studies. APRIL, 240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, bibliography, index Printed casebinding $60.00S 978-1-61703-753-5 Ebook 978-1-61703-754-2 14

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Peggy Frankland with Susan Tucker Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement provides a window into the passion and significance of thirty-eight committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. The book is comprised of oral history narratives in which women activists share their motivation, struggles, accomplishments, and hardwon wisdom. Additionally interviews with eight men, all leaders who worked with or against the women, provide more insight into this rich—and also gendered—history. Compelling The book sheds light on Louisiana accounts from and America’s social and political early champions of history, as well as the national environLouisiana’s struggle mental movement in which women often emerged to speak for human rights, to save natural decent health care, and environmental resources protection. By illuminating a crucial period in Louisiana history, the women tell how “environmentalism” emerged within a state already struggling with the dual challenges of adjusting to the civil rights movement and the growing oil boom. Peggy Frankland, an environmental activist herself since 1982, worked with a team of interviewers, especially those trained at Louisiana State University’s T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Together they interviewed forty women pioneers of the state environmental movement. Frankland’s work was aided by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In this compilation, she allows the women’s voices to provide a clear picture of how their smallest actions impacted their communities, their families, and their way of life. Some experiences were frightening, some were demeaning, and many women were deeply affected by the individual persecution, ridicule, and scorn their activities brought. But their shared victories reveal the positive influence their activism had on the lives of loved ones and fellow citizens. Peggy Frankland, Sulphur, Louisiana, has served environmental-

ism in many capacities, notably as president of Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) in Lake Charles. Susan Tucker, New Orleans, Louisiana, is curator of books and records at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University. She is the author of Telling Memories among Southern Women. MAY, 288 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 35 b&w photographs, 2 maps, index Printed casebinding $40.00R 978-1-61703-772-6 Ebook 978-1-61703-773-3 More Louisiana titles on page 32 and

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Borders of Equality

We Shall Not Be Moved

The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914–1970

The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired

Lee Sartain

M. J. O’Brien Foreword by Julian Bond

As a border city Baltimore made an ideal arena to push for change during the civil rights movement. It was a city in which all forms of segregation and racism appeared vulnerable to attack by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s methods. If successful in Baltimore, the rest of the nation might follow with progressive and integrationist reforms. The Baltimore branch of the NAACP was one of the first chapters in the nation and was the largest branch in the nation by 1946. The branch undertook various forms of A study of the civil rights activity from 1914 through the Baltimore NAACP, 1940s that later were mainstays of the its vanguard efforts, 1960s movement. Nonviolent protest, youth activism, economic boycotts, and its longtime marches on state capitols, campaigns president, Lillie M. for voter registration, and pursuit of antiJackson lynching cases all had test runs. Remarkably, Baltimore’s NAACP had the same branch president for thirty-five years starting in 1935, Lillie M. Jackson. Her work highlights gender issues and the social and political transitions among the changing civil rights groups. In Borders of Equality, Lee Sartain evaluates her leadership amid challenges from radicalized youth groups and the Black Power Movement. Baltimore was an urban industrial center that shared many characteristics with the North, and African Americans could vote there. The city absorbed a large number of black economic migrants from the South, and it exhibited racial patterns that made it more familiar to Southerners. It was one of the first places to begin desegregating its schools in September 1954 after the Brown decision, and one of the first to indicate to the nation that race was not simply a problem for the Deep South. Baltimore’s history and geography make it a perfect case study to examine the NAACP and various phases of the civil rights struggle in the twentieth century. Lee Sartain, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom, is a senior lecturer in American studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is the coeditor of Long Is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the author of Invisible Activists: Women in the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915–1945.

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Once in a great while, a photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people—one black and two white—demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters’ heads and down their backs. The image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. The photograph, which plays a central role in the book’s perspectives from frontline participants, caught a An up-close study of moment when the raw virulence of racism crashed against the defiance of a pinnacle moment visionaries. It now shows up regularly in in the struggle and books, magazines, videos, and museof those who fought ums that endeavor to explain America’s largely nonviolent civil rights battles of for change the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet for all of the photograph’s celebrated qualities, the people in it and the events they inspired have only been sketched in civil rights histories. It is not well known, for instance, that it was this event that sparked to life the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963. Sadly, this same sit-in and the protest events it inspired led to the assassination of Medgar Evers, who was leading the charge in Jackson for the NAACP. We Shall Not Be Moved puts the Jackson Woolworth’s sit-in into historical context. Part multifaceted biography, part wellresearched history, this gripping narrative explores the hearts and minds of those participating in this harrowing sit-in experience. It was a demonstration without precedent in Mississippi—one that set the stage for much that would follow in the changing dynamics of the state’s racial politics, particularly in its capital city. M. J. O’Brien, Vienna, Virginia, is a writer and researcher who served for twenty-five years as the chief communications and public relations officer for a national not-for-profit cooperative.

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Comics and Narration

Dave Sim

Thierry Groensteen Translated by Ann Miller This book is the follow-up to Thierry Groensteen’s ground-breaking The System of Comics, in which the leading French-language comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential links woven through the comic book as a whole. He now develops that analysis further, using examples from a very wide range of comics, including the work of American How all the artists such as Chris Ware and Robert elements in the Crumb. He tests out his theoretical grammar of comics framework by bringing it up against cases that challenge it—such as abstract merge to create a comics, digital comics, and shōjo manstoryline ga—and offers insightful reflections on these innovations. In addition, he includes lengthy chapters on three areas not covered in the first book. First, he explores the role of the narrator, both verbal and visual, and the particular issues that arise out of narration in autobiographical comics. Second, Groensteen tackles the question of rhythm in comics, and the skill demonstrated by virtuoso artists in intertwining different rhythms over and above the basic beat provided by the discontinuity of the panels. Third, he resets the relationship of comics to contemporary art, conditioned by cultural history and aesthetic traditions but evolving recently as comics artists move onto avant-garde terrain. Thierry Groensteen, Brussels, Belgium, is a comics scholar and translator. He is the author of The System of Comics, published in English by University Press of Mississippi, among other books. Ann Miller, Oxford, United Kingdom, is a University Fellow in French at University of Leicester in Leicester, England. She has published widely on French-language comics.

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Conversations Edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

“Cerebus was always intended as a fixed work . . . a large work. I wanted to address complicated issues and to look at the novels I like, the classic nineteenthcentury novels, and to say ‘How many pages of comics does it take to do those?’” focused discussions on ing and revealing.

In 1977, Dave Sim (b. 1956) began to self-publish Cerebus, one of the earliest and most significant independent comics, which ran for 300 issues and ended, as Sim had planned from early on, in 2004. Over the run of the comic, Sim used it as a springboard to explore not only the potential of the comics medium but also many of the core assumptions of Western society. Through it he analyzed politics, the dynamics of love, religion, and, most controversially, the influence of feminism—which Sim believes has had a negative impact on society. Moreover, Sim inserted himself squarely into the comic as Cerebus’s creator, thereby inviting criticism not only of the creation, but also of the creator. What few interviews Sim gave often pushed the limits of what an interview might be in much the same way that Cerebus pushed the limits of what a comic might be. In interviews Sim is generous, expansive, provocative, and sometimes even antagonistic. Regardless of mood, he is always insightful and fascinating. His discursive style is not conducive to the sound bite or to easy summary. Many of these interviews have been out of print for years. The interviews range from very general, career-spanning explorations of his complex work and ideas, to tightly specific details of Cerebus. All are engag-

Eric Hoffman, Vernon, Connecticut, is an independent scholar and the editor of Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah: Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard. Dominick Grace, London, Ontario, Canada, is an associate professor at Brescia University College. His work has been published in Atenea, Canadian Literature, Canadian Notes and Queries, Early Theatre, English Studies in Canada, Extrapolation, and Science-Fiction Studies.

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The Superhero Reader

Comics and Language

Edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester Contributions from Will Brooker, Jeffrey Brown, Scott Bukatman, John G. Cawelti, Peter Coogan, Jules Feiffer, Henry Jenkins, Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence, Gerald Jones, Geoff Klock, Karin Kukkonen, Andy Medhurst, Adilifu Nama, Walter Ong, Lorrie Palmer, Richard Reynolds, Trina Robbins, Lillian Robinson, Roger B. Rollin, Gloria Steinem, Jennifer Stuller, Fredric Wertham, and Philip Wylie

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking A full exploration of collection brings together essays and the history, politics, book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. and aesthetics of While superhero comics are a disthe superhero genre tinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For the past half-century they have also been the one overwhelmingly dominant market genre. The sheer volume of superhero comics that have been published over the years is staggering. Major superhero universes constitute one of the most expansive storytelling canvases ever fashioned. Moreover, characters inhabiting these fictional universes are immensely influential, having achieved iconic recognition around the globe. Their images and adventures have shaped many other media, such as film, videogames, and even prose fiction. The primary aim of this reader is twofold: first, to collect in a single volume a sampling of the most sophisticated commentary on superheroes, and second, to bring into sharper focus the ways in which superheroes connect with larger social, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and historical themes that are of interest to a great many readers both in the academy and beyond. Charles Hatfield is an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge, and is the author of Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature and Hand of Fire: The Comic Art of Jack Kirby, both published by University Press of Mississippi. Jeet Heer, a columnist for the National Post (Canada), has been published in Slate, the Boston Globe, the Guardian, the Comics Journal, and many other venues. Kent Worcester teaches political theory at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the author of C. L. R. James: A Political Biography and coeditor (with Jeet Heer) of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium and A Comics Studies Reader, both published by University Press of Mississippi.

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Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form Hannah Miodrag It has become an axiom in comic studies that “comics is a language, not a genre.” But what exactly does that mean, and how is discourse on the form both aided and hindered by thinking of it in linguistic terms? In Comics and Language, Hannah Miodrag challenges many of the key assumptions about the “grammar” and formal characteristics of comics, and offers a more nuanced, theoretical framework that she argues will better serve the field by offering a consistent means for communicating critical theory in the scholarship. A new theoretical Through engaging close readings and framework that an accessible use of theory, this book critiques many of exposes the problems embedded in the ways critics have used ideas of the assumptions of language, literature, structuralism, and comics studies semiotics, and sets out a new and more theoretically sound way of understanding how comics communicate. Comics and Language argues against the critical tendency to flatten the distinctions between language and images and to discuss literature purely in terms of story content. It closely examines the original critical theories that such arguments purport to draw on and shows how they in fact point away from the conclusions they are commonly used to prove. The book improves on the field’s use of existing scholarly disciplines and furthers the ongoing sophistication of the field. It provides animated and insightful analyses of a range of different texts and takes an interdisciplinary approach. Comics and Language will appeal to the general comics reader and will prove crucial for specialized scholars in the fields of comics, literature, cultural studies, art history, and visual studies. It also provides a valuable summary of the current state of formalist criticism within comics studies and so presents the ideal text for those interested in exploring this growing area of research. Hannah Miodrag, Leicester, United Kingdom, is a postdoctoral fellow

of English at the University of Leicester. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Comic Art, Studies in Comics, and PEER English: The Journal of New Critical Thinking.

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Of Comics and Men


Japanese Animation

A Cultural History of American Comic Books

East Asian Perspectives

Jean-Paul Gabilliet Translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen

Edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

Originally published in France and long sought in English translation, Jean-Paul Gabilliet’s Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comic Books documents the rise and development of the American comic book industry from the 1930s to the present. The book intertwines aesthetic issues and critical biographies with the concerns of production, distribution, and audience reception, making it one of the few interdisciplinary studies of the art form. A thorough introduction by translators and comics scholars Bart A meditation on the Beaty and Nick Nguyen brings the book up to date with explorations of the latest production, content, innovations, particularly the graphic novel. and techniques of The book is organized into three the American comic sections: a concise history of the evolution of the comic book form in America; an book overview of the distribution and consumption of American comic books, detailing specific controversies such as the creation of the Comics Code in the mid-1950s; and the problematic legitimization of the form that has occurred recently within the academy and in popular discourse. Viewing comic books from a variety of theoretical lenses, Gabilliet shows how seemingly disparate issues—creation, production, and reception—are in fact connected in ways that are not necessarily true of other art forms. Analyzing examples from a variety of genres, this book, now in paperback and in English, provides a thorough landmark overview of American comic books that shed new light on this versatile art form. Jean-Paul Gabilliet, Bordeaux, France, is professor of American studies at the University of Bordeaux, France. Bart Beaty, Calgary,

Canada, is associate professor of communication and culture at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s. Nick Nguyen, Ottawa, Canada, is an archivist at Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Contributions by Kenny K. N. Chow, Sheuo Hui Gan, Hiroshi Ikeda, Sonoko Ishida, Tokumitsu Kifune, Joon Yang Kim, DongYeon Koh, Masashi Koide, Akiko Sano, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Nobuyuki Tsugata, Yasushi Watanabe, and Makiko Yamanashi

Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives makes available for the first time to English readership a selection of viewpoints from media practitioners, designers, educators, and scholars working in the East Asian Pacific. This collection not only engages a multiNever before disciplinary approach in understanding available in English, Japanese animation but also shows ways to research, teach, and more fully East Asian critiques explore this multidimensional world. and discussion of a Presented in six sections, the translated essays cross-reference each powerful Japanese other. The collection adopts a wide export and popular range of critical, historical, practical, and art form experimental approaches. This variety provides a creative and fascinating edge for both specialist and nonspecialist readers. Contributors’ works share a common relevance, interest, and involvement despite their regional considerations and the different modes of analysis demonstrated. They form a composite of teaching and research ideas on Japanese animation. Masao Yokota, Tokyo, Japan, is professor of psychology at Nihon

University and former chair of the Japan Society for Animation Studies.

Tze-yue G. Hu, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is an independent scholar

and author of Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building.

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Chronicle of a Camera

Beyond the Chinese Connection

The Arriflex 35 in North America, 1945–1972

contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Norris Pope

Crystal S. Anderson

This volume provides a history of the most consequential 35mm motion picture camera introduced in North America in the quarter century following the Second World War: the Arriflex 35. It traces the North American history of this camera from 1945 through 1972—when the first lightweight, self-blimped 35mm cameras became available. Chronicle of a Camera emphasizes theatrical film production, documenting the Arriflex’s increasingly important role in expanding the range of production choices, styles, and even content of A history of American motion pictures in this period. the lightweight The book’s exploration culminates most workhorse camera strikingly in examples found in feature films dating from the 1960s and early that transformed 1970s, including a number of films assopostwar ciated with what came to be known as cinematography the “Hollywood New Wave.” The author shows that the Arriflex prompted important innovation in three key areas: it greatly facilitated and encouraged location shooting; it gave cinematographers new options for intensifying visual style and content; and it stimulated low-budget and independent production. Films in which the Arriflex played an absolutely central role include Bullitt, The French Connection, and, most significantly, Easy Rider. Using an Arriflex for car-mounted shots, hand-held shots, and zoom-lens shots led to greater cinematic realism and personal expression.

In this study, Crystal S. Anderson explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, Anderson examines such cultural productions as novels (Frank Chin’s Gunga Din Highway [1999], Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring [1992], and Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle [1996]); films (Rush Hour 2 [2001], Unleashed [2005], and The Matrix trilogy [1999–2003]); and Japanese animation (Samurai Champloo From Bruce Lee to [2004]), all of which feature cross-cultural conversations. In exploring the ways in Samurai Champloo, which writers and artists use this transhow Asian fictions ferral, Anderson traces and tests the limfuse with African its of how Afro-Asian cultural production interrogates conceptions of race, ethnic American creative identity, politics, and transnational exsensibilities change. Ultimately, this book reads contemporary black/Asian cultural fusions through the recurrent themes established by the films of Bruce Lee, which were among the first— and certainly most popular—works to use this exchange explicitly. As a result of such films as Enter the Dragon (1973), The Chinese Connection (1972), and The Big Boss (1971), Lee emerges as both a cross-cultural hero and global cultural icon who resonates with the experiences of African American, Asian American, and Asian youth in the 1970s. Lee’s films and iconic imagery prefigure themes that reflect cross-cultural negotiations with global culture in post-1990 Afro-Asian cultural production.

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publishing at Stanford University Press. The author of Dickens and Charity, he has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He owns—and often uses—an Arriflex 35. MARCH, 176 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 40 b&w illustrations, appendix, index Printed casebinding $55.00S 978-1-61703-741-2 Ebook 978-1-61703-742-9

Crystal S. Anderson, Elon, North Carolina, is an associate professor of English at Elon University. Her work has been published in African American Review, MELUS, Extrapolation, and Ethnic Studies Review.

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Searching for the New Black Man

A Locker Room of Her Own

Black Masculinity and Women’s Bodies

Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Edited by David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen Foreword by Roberta J. Newman Afterword by Jack Lule

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, Ronda C. Henry Anthony examines how women’s bodies are used in African American literature to fund the production of black masculine ideality and power. In tracing representations of ideal black masculinities and femininities, the author shows how black men’s struggles for gendered agency are inextricably entwined with their complicated relation to white men and normative masculinity. The role of The historical context in which this study women’s bodies couches these struggles highlights the in the productions extent to which shifting socioeconomic circumstances dictate the ideological, of ideal and cultural, and emotional terms upon progressive black which black men conceptualize identity. masculinities in Yet, Henry Anthony quickly moves to texts that challenge traditional conAfrican American structions of black masculinity. In these literature texts she traces how the emergence of collaboratively gendered discourses, or a blending of black female/male feminist consciousnesses, are reshaping black masculinities, femininities, and intraracial relations for a new century. Ronda C. Henry Anthony, Indianapolis, Indiana, is associate

professor of English and Africana studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically maledominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender bear special Profiles of superstar exploration in how they impact an athwomen athletes and lete’s story. Central to this volume is the contention that women in their role as the obstacles they inherent outsiders are placed in a unique face position even more complicated than the usual experiences of inequality and discord associated with race and sports. The contributors explore and critique the notion that in order to be considered among the pantheon of athletic heroes one cannot deviate from the traditional demographic profile, that of the white male. These essays look specifically and critically at the nature of gender and sexuality within the contested nexus of race, reputation, and sport. The collection explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering sports figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their unique and often problematic legacies. Women athletes discussed in this volume include Babe Didrikson Zaharias; the women of the AAGPBL; Billie Jean King; Venus and Serena Williams; Marion Jones; Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova; Sheryl Swoopes; Florence Griffith Joyner; Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer; and Danica Patrick. David C. Ogden, Pacific Junction, Iowa, is associate professor in the department of communications at University of Nebraska at Omaha. Joel Nathan Rosen, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Moravian College. They are coeditors of Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations and Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace, both published by the University Press of Mississippi.

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Reading Like a Girl

Desegregating Desire

Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American

Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

Young Adult Literature Sara K. Day By examining the novels of critically and commercially successful authors such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight series), and Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak), Reading Like a Girl explores the use of narrative intimacy as a means of reflecting and reinforcing larger, often contradictory, cultural expectations regarding adolescent women, interpersonal relationships, and intimacy. Reading Like a Girl explains the construction of narratorreader relationships in recent American novels written about and marketed to How novels targeted adolescent women. at teens engage Sara K. Day explains, though, that such levels of imagined friendship lead narrator and reader to contradictory cultural expectations for in intimate dramas the young women so deeply obsessed of friendship, with reading these novels. Day coins the term “narrative intimacy” to refer to the love, identity, and implicit relationship between narrator sexuality and reader that depends on an imaginary disclosure and trust between the story’s narrator and the reader. Through critical examination, the inherent contradictions between this enclosed, imagined relationship and the real expectations for adolescent women’s relations prove to be problematic. In many novels for young women, adolescent female narrators construct conceptions of the adolescent woman reader, constructions that allow the narrator to understand the reader as a confidante, a safe and appropriate location for disclosure. At the same time, such novels offer frequent warnings against the sort of unfettered confession the narrators perform. Friendships are marked as potential sites of betrayal and rejection. Romantic relationships are presented as inherently threatening to physical and emotional health. And so, the narrator turns to the reader for an ally who cannot judge. The reader, in turn, may come to depend upon narrative intimacy in order to vicariously explore her own understanding of human expression and bonds. Sara K. Day, Magnolia, Arkansas, is assistant professor of English at

Southern Arkansas University. Her work has appeared in Studies of the Novel and North Carolina Literary Review.

Tyler T. Schmidt A study of race and sexuality and their interdependencies in American literature from 1945 to 1955, Desegregating Desire examines the varied strategies used by eight American poets and novelists to integrate sexuality into their respective depictions of desegregated places and emergent identities in the aftermath of World War II. Focusing on both progressive and conventional forms of cross-race writing and interracial intimacy, the book is organized around four pairs of writers. Chapter one examines reimagined domestic places, An exploration and the ambivalent desires that define of writers who them, in the southern writing of Elizaexamine integration beth Bishop and Zora Neale Hurston. through the charged The second chapter, focused on poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Edwin Denby, lens of sexuality analyzes their representations of the postwar American city, representations that often transpose private desires into a public imaginary. Chapter three explores how insular racial communities in the novels of Ann Petry and William Demby were related to non-normative sexualities emerging in the early Cold War. The final chapter, focused on damaged desires, considers the ways that novelists Jo Sinclair and Carl Offord relocate the public traumas of desegregation with the private spheres of homes and psyches. Aligning close textual readings with the segregated histories and interracial artistic circles that informed these Cold War writers, this project defines desegregation as both a racial and sexual phenomenon, one both public and private. In analyzing more intimate spaces of desegregation shaped by regional, familial, and psychological upheavals after World War II, Tyler T. Schmidt argues that “queer” desire—understood as same-sex and interracial desire— redirected American writing and helped shape the Cold War era’s integrationist politics. Tyler T. Schmidt, New York, New York, is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College. His work has been published in African American Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Radical Teacher.

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Folklore Recycled

Long, Long Tales from the Russian North

OlD Traditions in New Contexts

Translated and edited by Jack V. Haney

Frank de Caro Folklore Recycled starts from the proposition that folklore—usually thought of in its historical social context as “oral tradition”—is easily appropriated and recycled into other contexts. That is, writers may use folklore in their fiction or poetry, taking plots, as an example, from a folktale. Visual artists may concentrate on depicting folk figures or events, like a ritual or a ceremony. Tourism officials may promote a place through advertising its traditional ways. Folklore may play a role in intellectual conceptualizations, as when nationalHow the study ists use folklore to promote symbolic of folklore has unity. moved beyond oral Folklore Recycled discusses the larger issue of folklore being recycled traditions and into into non-folk contexts and proceeds creative realm to look at a number of instances of where folklore is repurposing. Colson Whitehead’s novel John Henry Days is a literary text that repurposed and recycles folklore but does so in a mantransformed ner that examines a number of other uses of the American folk figure John Henry. The nineteenth-century members of the Louisiana Branch of the American Folklore Society and the author Lyle Saxon in the twentieth century used African American folklore to establish personal connections to the world of the Southern plantation and buttress their own social status. The writer Lafcadio Hearn wrote about folklore to strengthen his insider credentials wherever he lived. Photographers in Louisiana leaned on folklife to solidify local identity and to promote government programs and industry. Promoters of “unorthodox” theories about history have used folklore as historical document. Americans in Mexico took an interest in folklore for acculturation, for tourism promotion, for interior decoration, and for political ends. All of the examples throughout the book demonstrate the durability and continued relevance of folklore in every context it appears. Frank de Caro, New Orleans, Louisiana, is professor emeritus of

This volume of folktales from the Far North of European Russia features seventeen works by five narrators of the Russian tale, all recorded in the twentieth century. The tales, distinguished by their extraordinary length and by the manner in which they were commonly told, appear to have flourished only in the twentieth century and only in Russian Karelia. Although the tales are easily recognized as wondertales, or fairy tales, their treatment of the traditional matter is anything but usual. In these tales A collection of one encounters such topics as regicide, remarkable folk matricide, patricide, fratricide, premarital relations between the sexes, and more, narratives notable all related in the typical manner of the for their depth and Russian folktale. complexity The narrators were not educated beyond a rudimentary level. All were middle-aged or older, and all were men. Crew members of a fishing or hunting vessel plying the White Sea or lumberjacks or trappers in the vast northern forests, they frequently began the narration of a tale in an evening, then broke off at an appropriate moment and continued at a subsequent gathering. Such tales were thus told serially. Given their length, their thematic and narrative complexity, and their stylistic proficiency, one might even refer to them as orally delivered Russian short stories or novellas. Jack V. Haney, Seattle, Washington, is a retired professor of Slavic languages and literatures, University of Washington.

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Baba Yaga

Desi Divas

The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales

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Introduction and translations by Sibelan Forrester With contributions by Helena Goscilo and Martin Skoro Foreword by Jack Zipes

Christine L. Garlough

Baba Yaga is an ambiguous and fascinating figure. She appears in traditional Russian folktales as a monstrous and hungry cannibal or as a canny inquisitor of the adolescent hero or heroine of the tale. In new translations by Sibelan Forrester, Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales is a selection of tales that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas’ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of A beautifully Ivan Khudiakov. This new collection illustrated collection includes beloved classics such as of fairy tales about the “Vasilisa the Beautiful” and “The most iconic and active Frog Princess,” as well as a version of the tale that is the basis for the of Russian magical ballet The Firebird. characters The foreword and introduction place these tales in their traditional context with reference to Baba Yaga’s continuing presence in today’s culture—the witch appears iconically on tennis shoes, tee shirts, even tattoos. The stories are enriched with many wonderful illustrations of Baba Yaga, some old (traditional “lubok” woodcuts), some classical (the marvelous images from Victor Vasnetsov and Ivan Bilibin), and some quite recent or solicited specifically for this collection. Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, is a professor of

Russian at Swarthmore College and coeditor of Engendering Slavic Literatures. Helena Goscilo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a professor in Slavic languages and literature at University of Pittsburgh and coeditor of Politicizing Magic: An Anthology of Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales. Martin Skoro, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a graphic designer and illustrator at MartinRoss Design.

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Desi Divas: Political Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the feminist dance collective Post Natyam, and the grassroots feminist political organization South Asian Sisters. Christine L. Garlough explores how traditional cultural forms may be critically appropriated by marginalized groups and used as rhetorical tools How South Asian to promote deliberation and debate, American women spur understanding and connection, broaden political engagement, and have found advance particular social identities. To expression and consider how this might happen in diapower in festival sporic performance contexts, Garlough dances and theater weaves together two lines of thinking. One grows from feminist theory and draws upon a core literature concerning the ethics of care. The other comes from rhetoric, philosophy, and political science literature on recognition and acknowledgment. This dual approach is used to reflect upon South Asian American women’s performances that address pressing social problems related to gender inequality, immigration rights, ethnic stereotyping, hate crimes, and religious violence. Case study chapters address the relatively unknown history of South Asian American rhetorical performances from the early 1800s to the present. Avant-garde feminist performances by the Post Natyam dance collective appropriate women’s folk practices and Hindu goddess figures to make rhetorical claims about hate crimes against South Asian Americans after 9/11. In Yoni ki Bat (a South Asian American version of The Vagina Monologues) a progressive performer transforms aspects of the Mahabharata narrative to address issues of sexual violence. Throughout the volume, Garlough argues that these performers rely on calls for acknowledgment that intertwine calls for justice and care. That is, they embed their testimony in traditional cultural forms to invite interest, reflection, and connection. Christine L. Garlough, Middleton, Wisconsin, is assistant profes-

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Studies of the Irish presence in America have tended to look to the main corridors of emigration and hence outside the American South. Yet the Irish constituted a significant minority in the region. Indeed, the Irish fascination expresses itself in Southern context in powerful, but disparate, registers: music, literature, A fresh look at and often, a sense of shared heritage. Rethinking the Irish in the American a multifaceted South aims to create a readable, thorminority culture ough introduction to the subject, establishing new ground for areas of inquiry. These essays offer a revisionist critique of the Irish in the South, calling into question widely held understandings of how Irish culture was transmitted. The discussion ranges from Appalachian ballads, to Gone With the Wind, to the Irish rock band U2, to Atlanticspanning literary friendships. Rather than seeing the Irish presence as “natural” or something completed in the past, these essays posit a shifting, evolving, and unstable influence. Taken collectively, they offer a new framework for interpreting the Irish in the region. The implications extend to the interpretation of migration patterns, to the understanding of Irish diaspora, and the assimilation of immigrants and their ideas. Bryan Albin Giemza, Mechanicsville, Virginia, is an associate professor of American literature at Randolph-Macon College and author, with Donald Beagle, of Poet of the Lost Cause: A Life of Father Ryan.

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Since its inception in the early 1830s, southern frontier humor (also known as the humor of the Old Southwest) has had enduring appeal. The onset of the new millennium precipitated an impressive rejuvenation of scholarly interest. Beyond Southern Frontier Humor represents the next step in this revival, New approaches and providing a series of essays with fresh perspectives and contexts. new considerations First, the book shows the imporof authors beyond tance of Henry Junius Nott, a virtually Mark Twain and into unknown and forgotten writer who mined many of the principal subjects, themes, the present day tropes, and character types associated with southern frontier humor, followed by an essay addressing how this humor genre and its ideological impact helped to stimulate a national cultural revolution. Several essays focus on the genre’s legacy to the post–Civil War era, exploring intersections between southern frontier humor and southern local color writers—Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Sherwood Bonner. Mark Twain’s African American dialect piece “A True Story,” though employing some of the conventions of southern frontier humor, is reexamined as a transitional text, showing his shift to broader concerns, particularly in race portraiture. Essays also examine the evolution of the trickster from the Jack Tales to Hooper’s Simon Suggs to similar mountebanks in novels of John Kennedy Toole, Mark Childress, and Clyde Edgerton and transnational contexts, the latter exploring parallels between southern frontier humor and the Jamaican Anansi tales. Finally, the genre is situated contextually, using contemporary critical discourses, which are applied to G. W. Harris’s Sut Lovingood and to various frontier hunting stories. Ed Piacentino, High Point, North Carolina, is professor emeritus of English at High Point University. He is the author or editor of several books on humor, including The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor; Southern Frontier Humor: An Anthology (edited with M. Thomas Inge); and The Humor of the Old South (edited with M. Thomas Inge).

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Haiti has long played an important role in global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about Haiti often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as site of the world’s only successful slave revolution? A bastion of devilish practices or a devoutly religious island? Does its status as the second independent nation Perspectives that in the hemisphere give it special lessons shatter the stereoto teach about postcolonialism, or is its types and expand main lesson one of failure? Haiti and the Americas brings tounderstanding of gether an interdisciplinary group of esa complex island says to examine the influence of Haiti nation throughout the hemisphere, to contextualize the ways that Haiti has been represented over time, and to look at Haiti’s own cultural expressions in order to think about alternative ways of imagining its culture and history. Thinking about Haiti requires breaking through a thick layer of stereotypes. Haiti is often represented as the region’s nadir of poverty, of political dysfunction, and of savagery. Contemporary media coverage fits very easily into the narrative of Haiti as a dependent nation, unable to govern or even fend for itself, a site of lawlessness that is in need of more powerful neighbors to take control. Essayists in Haiti and the Americas present a fuller picture, developing approaches that can account for the complexity of Haitian history and culture. Carla Calargé, Boca Raton, Florida, is assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at Florida Atlantic University. Her work has appeared in French Forum, French Review, and Présence Francophone, among others. Raphael Dalleo, Delray Beach, Florida, is associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. He is author of Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial and coauthor of The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literature. Luis Duno-Gottberg, Houston, Texas, is associate professor of Caribbean studies and film at Rice University. He is the author of Solventar las diferencias: La ideología del mestizaje en Cuba and Albert Camus, Naturaleza: Patria y Exilio. Clevis Headley, Delray Beach, Florida, is associate professor of philosophy at Florida Atlantic University. He is the coeditor of Shifting the Geography of Reason: Gender, Science and Religion.

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Abraham Polonsky Interviews Edited by Andrew Dickos

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Aerosol Kingdom Subway Painters of New York City Ivor Miller Foreword by Robert Farris Thompson

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Campus Traditions Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University Simon J. Bronner

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Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination Innocence by Association Jonathan W. Gray

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Conversations with Tim O’Brien

Eric Rohmer Interviews

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Edited by Fiona Handyside

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Creole Trombone

Eudora Welty and Surrealism

Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz John McCusker

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Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

Stephen M. Fuller

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How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature Philip Nel

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The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity Kenneth Schweitzer

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Autobiographical Comics Life Writing in Pictures Elisabeth El Refaie

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Builders of a New South Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865–1914 Aaron D. Anderson

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Fire in the Morning Elizabeth Spencer

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Clint Eastwood Interviews, Revised and Updated

Hollywood Enigma

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Conversations with Greil Marcus Edited by Joe Bonomo

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Conversations with Tim Gautreaux Edited by L. Lamar Nisly

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Death in the Delta

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Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Hollywood Unknowns

Molly Walling

A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins

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Dennis Hopper Interviews Edited by Nick Dawson

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Anthony Slide

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James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot A Soldier’s Story Henry T. Gallagher Foreword by Gene Roberts

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Juke Joint Photographs Birney Imes Introductory essay by Richard Ford

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The Jumbies’ Playing Ground Old World Influences on AfroCreole Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean Robert Wyndham Nicholls Foreword by John Wallace Nunley

Of Times and Race Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek Edited by Michael B. Ballard and Mark R. Cheathem

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On the Gulf Elizabeth Spencer

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Perspectives on Percival Everett

Lew Ayres

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Hollywood’s Conscientious Objector Lesley L. Coffin Foreword by Marya E. Gates

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The Rock Cried Out Ellen Douglas

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Saved by Song A History of Gospel and Christian Music Don Cusic

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Scoop The Evolution of a Southern Reporter Jack Nelson Edited by Barbara Matusow Introduction by Hank Klibanoff Epilogue by Richard T. Cooper

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Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter Chronicles of a Modern Woman Edited by Darlene Harbour Unrue

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The Snare The Properties of Violence A Lifetime Burning Ellen Douglas

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Lonesome Melodies The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers David W. Johnson

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Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching Sandy Alexandre

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Ragged but Right Black Traveling Shows, “Coon Songs,” and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

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Elizabeth Spencer Introduction by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw

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To Do This, You Must Know How

Tupelo Man The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher Robert Blade

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Twain’s Brand Humor in Contemporary American Culture Judith Yaross Lee

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A Unique Slant of Light The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana Edited by Michael Sartisky and J. Richard Gruber Associate Editor, John R. Kemp

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Visionary Women Writers of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement Carmen L. Phelps

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We End in Joy Memoirs of a First Daughter Angela Fordice Jordan Foreword by Marshall Ramsey

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Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

Where the Dreams Cross

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

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The Garden District of New Orleans Angola to Zydeco Louisiana Lives R. Reese Fuller

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Cajun and Creole Folktales

Dictionary of Louisiana French As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities Printed case with jacket $40.00S 978-1-60473-403-4 Ebook 978-1-60473-404-1

Collected and annotated by Barry Jean Ancelet

Down on the Batture

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

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Sacred Light Holy Places in Louisiana A.J. Meek Essay by Marchita B. Mauck

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Senior editor Albert Valdman Associate editor Kevin J. Rottet

the french oral tradition of south Louisiana Paper $25.00R 978-0-87805-709-2

Text by Jim Fraiser Photographs by West Freeman

Oliver A. Houck

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Carl Lindahl and Carolyn Ware

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The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak A New Orleans Family Memoir Randy Fertel

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Inventing New Orleans Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

Eyes of an Eagle The Cajuns Americanization of a People Shane K. Bernard

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Jean-Pierre Cenac, Patriarch: An Illustrated History of Early Houma-Terrebonne

TABASCO® An Illustrated History Shane K. Bernard Foreword by Paul C. P. McIlhenny

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Lafcadio Hearn Edited and with an introduction by S. Frederick Starr

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Christopher Everette Cenac, Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S., With Claire Domangue Joller Foreword by Carl A. Brasseaux

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A Unique Slant of Light The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana

Louisiana Rambles Creole Trombone Kid Ory and the Early years of Jazz John McCusker

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The French Quarter of New Orleans Text by Jim Fraiser Photographs by West Freeman

Exploring America’s Cajun and Creole Heartland

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Ian McNulty

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David Foster Wallace

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Dorothy Allison

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Greil Marcus

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Russell Banks

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Kurt Vonnegut

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Sherman Alexie

Toni Morrison

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Tim Gautreaux

Walter Mosley

Larry Brown

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Michael Crichton Printed casebinding $50.00S 978-1-60473-419-5 Paper $25.00T 978-1-60473-420-1

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Ian McEwan

Toni Cade Bambara

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Tim O’Brien

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William Maxwell

Octavia Butler James Ellroy

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Tom Robbins

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Paule Marshall

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