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Books for Fall–Winter 2014—2015

20 Alexander Payne: Interviews 28  Anywhere But Here 27  The Architecture of William Nichols 16 Asian Comics 4  Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest 17 Autobiographical Comics 20 Baz Luhrmann: Interviews Behold the Proverbs of a People 33  19  Black and Brown Planets 16  Boys Love Manga and Beyond 12  The Civil War in Mississippi 18 Clockwork Rhetoric The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev 32  22 Conversations with Jerome Charyn 6 Conversations with Steve Martin 30 Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory 15 Dave Sim: Conversations  eath, Disability, and the Superhero 18 D 9  Ed King’s Mississippi 23 Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna 23 Faulkner and Film 25 Free Jazz/Black Power 29  Gone to the Grave 30 The Grenada Revolution 21 Harmony Korine: Interviews He Stopped Loving Her Today 13  19  Hearths of Darkness 15 Howard Chaykin: Conversations 14  Insider Histories of Cartooning 17 Japanese Animation 13 Joan Blondell 10  The Lakes of Pontchartrain 24 Listen to This: Miles Davis and Bitches Brew 5 A Mickey Mouse Reader 2 Mississippi Eyes 12 Mississippi in the Civil War 26  The Mississippi Secession Convention 31  The Music of the Netherlands Antilles 24  Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music 11  Perilous Place, Powerful Storms 21 Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews 29  The Port Royal Experiment 6 Rolland Golden 1  The Search for Good Wine 28  Searching for the New Black Man 14 Seth: Conversations 4 Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker 27  Southern Ladies and Suffragists 26 The State of Health and Health Care in Mississippi 25  Time in Television Narrative To Write in the Light of Freedom 8  Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead 10  32 A Vulgar Art 5 Walt before Mickey 8  Wednesdays in Mississippi

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The Search for Good Wine
John Hailman

From the Founding Fathers to the Modern Table

The Search for Good Wine is a highly entertaining and informative book on all aspects of wine and its consumption by nationally syndicated wine columnist John Hailman, author of the critically acclaimed Thomas Jefferson on Wine. Hailman explores the wine-drinking experiences and tastes of famous wine lovers from jolly Ben Franklin and the surprisingly enthusiastic George Washington to Julius Caesar, Sherlock Holmes, and Ernest Hemingway among numerous other famous figures. Hailman also recounts in fascinating detail the exotic life of the founder of the California wine industry, Hungarian Agoston Haraszthy, who introduced Zinfindel to the United States. Hailman gives calm and reliable guidance on how to deal with snobby wine waiters and how to choose the best wine books and travel guides. He simplifies the ABCs of winegrape types from the delicate Pinot Noirs of Oregon to the robust Malbecs of Argentina and from the vibrant new whites of Spain to the great reds (old and new) of Italy. The entire book is dedicated to finding values in wine. As Hailman says, “Everyone always wants to know one basic thing: How can you get the best possible wine for the lowest possible price?” His new book is highly practical and effective in answering that eternal question and many more about wine. A judge at the top international wine competitions for over thirty years, Hailman examines those experiences and the value of “blind” tastings. He gives insightful tips on how to select a good wine store, how to decipher wine labels and wine lists, and even how to extract unruly Champagne corks without crippling yourself or others. Hailman simplifies wine jargon and effectively demystifies the culture of wine fascination, restoring the consumption of wine to the natural pleasure it really should be. John Hailman, Oxford, Mississippi, has worked as a wine consultant, a nationally syndicated weekly wine columnist, and a regular wine judge for over twenty years. He is also a retired federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Oxford, Mississippi. He is the author of Thomas Jefferson on Wine and From Midnight to Guntown, both from University Press of Mississippi.
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• T  ips for choosing the right wine for the right occasion • S  tories of famous wine lovers such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin • I  nformation on some of the most famous and lesser-known wines •  Suggestions on where to enjoy good wine • E  xplanation of wine terminology •  Tips for buying, serving, and storing good wine


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Mississippi Eyes

The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project Matt Herron Foreword by John Dittmer
Mississippi Eyes is the chronicle of the events and the powerful witness of five young photographers in the Southern Documentary Project, working during the pivotal summer of 1964 in the segregated South. Together they captured the sometimes violent, sometimes miraculous process of social change as segregation resisted then gave way to a new beginning toward social justice. With 160 black-and-white photographs, this book begins in the winter mud of the Mississippi Delta and ends in Atlantic City’s convention hall as the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation challenged the official Mississippi delegates to the National Democratic Convention. The Southern Documentary Project was the brain child of Matt Herron, a budding photojournalist who had moved with his family to Mississippi in 1963 to work in civil rights and shoot picture stories for Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post. Drawing on advice from his friend, legendary documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, he pulled together a shoestring budget, recruited photographers with civil rights experience, and completed the summer with a file of unforgettable photographs. Along the way, Southern Documentary photographers suffered beatings and nearly died at the hands of a sheriff’s posse in Selma, Alabama. They documented elsewhere a moving service in a sharecropper’s church and captured inspirational encounters between Ivy League student teachers and black children in Freedom Schools. They followed the heartbreaking struggle of a young boy to confront the murder of his older brother by Klansmen. Mississippi Eyes is the only book to provide a firsthand account of what it was actually like to photograph the civil rights struggle in the Deep South. Matt Herron, San Rafael, California, has been a photographer, writer, and photojournalist for most of his life. He has been an ocean voyager, an environmental activist (with Greenpeace), a welder, and a labor organizer. Today he directs Take Stock, a stock photography agency specializing in historical civil rights and farm labor images.
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Left then clockwise: Matt Herron, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1965 © Bob Fitch; Edie Black with some of her students © Matt Herron; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party supporter on the Atlantic City Boardwalk © George Ballis; Reverend J. J. Russell giving the invocation © Matt Herron

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Song of My Life
Carolyn J. Brown

A Biography of Margaret Walker

Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest
Fifty Pieces from the Road Curtis Wilkie Foreword by Hank Klibanoff
Writing as a newspaper reporter for nearly forty years, Curtis Wilkie covered eight presidential campaigns, spent years in the Middle East, and traveled to a number of conflicts abroad. However, his memory kept turning home and many of his most treasured stories transpire in the Deep South. He called his native Mississippi “the gift that keeps on giving.” For Wilkie, it represented a trove of rogues and racists, colorful personalities and outlandish politicians who managed to thrive among people otherwise kind and generous. A COMPILATION FROM Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, THE INCOMPARABLE and Other Persons of Interest collects news dispatches and feature stories CAREER OF ONE OF from the author during a journalism THE ORIGINAL “BOYS career that began in 1963 and lasted ON THE BUS” until 2000. As a young reporter for the Clarksdale Press Register, he wrote many articles that dealt with the civil rights movement, which dominated the news in the Mississippi Delta during the 1960s. Wilkie spent twenty-six years as a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe. One of the original “Boys on the Bus” (the title of a best-selling book about journalists covering the 1972 presidential campaign), he later wrote extensively about the winning races of two southern presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Wilkie is known for stories reported deeply, rife with anecdotes, physical descriptions, and important background details. He writes about the notorious, such as the late Hunter S. Thompson, as well as more anonymous subjects whose stories, in his hands, have enduring interest. The anthology collects pieces about several notable southerners: Ross Barnett; Byron De La Beckwith and Sam Bowers; Billy Carter; Edwin Edwards and David Duke; Trent Lott; and Charles Evers. Wilkie brings a perceptive eye to people and events, and his eloquent storytelling represents some of the best journalistic writing. Curtis Wilkie, Oxford, Mississippi, spent most of his career as a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe. After his retirement, he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches journalism and serves as a fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. He is the author of three previous books, including The Fall of the House of Zeus.
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Margaret Walker (1915–1998) has been described as “the most famous person nobody knows.” This is a shocking oversight of an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, educator, and activist as well as friend and mentor to many prominent African American writers. Song of My Life reintroduces Margaret Walker to readers by telling her story—one that many can relate to as she overcame obstacles related to race, gender, and poverty. Walker was born in 1915 in Birmigham, Alabama, to parents who prized THE FIRST BIOGRAPHY education above all else. Obtaining that OF THE MUCH ADMIRED education was not easy for either her AUTHOR OF THE NOVEL parents or herself, but Walker went on to earn both her master’s and doctorJUBILEE AND THE POEM ate from the University of Iowa. Walk“FOR MY PEOPLE” er’s journey to become a nationally known writer and educator is an incredible story of hard work and perseverance. Her years as a public figure connected her to Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Alex Haley, and a host of other important literary and historical figures. Song of My Life opens with her family and those who inspired her—her parents, her grandmother, her most important teachers and mentors—all significant influences on her reading and writing life. Chapters trace her path over the course of the twentieth century as she travels to Chicago and becomes a member of the South Side Writers’ Group with Richard Wright. She was accepted into the newly created Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Iowa. Back in the South, she pursues and achieves her dream of becoming a writer and college educator as well as wife and mother. Walker struggles to support herself, her sister, and later her husband and children, but she overcomes financial hardships, prejudice, and gender bias and achieves great success. She penned the acclaimed novel Jubilee, received numerous lifetime achievement awards, and was a beloved faculty member for three decades at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Carolyn J. Brown, Jackson, Mississippi, is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. She is the author of A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty and has taught at Elon University, the University of North Carolina–Greensboro, and Millsaps College.
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A Mickey Mouse Reader
Edited by Garry Apgar
Contributions by Walter Benjamin, Lillian Disney, Walt Disney, E. M. Forster, Stephen Jay Gould, M. Thomas Inge, Jim Korkis, Anna Quindlen, Diego Rivera, Gilbert Seldes, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, Irving Wallace, Cholly Wood, and many others

Walt before Mickey

Disney’s Early Years, 1919–1928 Timothy S. Susanin Foreword by Diane Disney Miller
For ten years before the creation of Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney struggled with, failed at, and eventually mastered the art and business of animation. Most biographies of his career begin in 1928, when Steamboat Willie was released. That first Disney Studio cartoon with synchronized sound made its main character—Mickey Mouse—an icon for generations. But Steamboat Willie was neither Disney’s first cartoon nor Mickey Mouse’s first appearance. Prior to this groundbreaking achievement, Walt THE UNTOLD STORY Disney worked in a variety of venues OF TEN CRITICAL, and studios, refining what would become known as the Disney style. In FORMATIVE YEARS IN Walt before Mickey, 1919–1928, TimTHE GREAT othy Susanin creates a portrait of the PRODUCER’S LIFE artist from age seventeen to the cusp of his international renown. After serving in the Red Cross in France after World War I, Walt Disney worked for advertising and commercial art in Kansas City. Disney used these experiences to create four studios—Kaycee Studios, Laugh-O-gram Films, Disney Brothers Studio, and Walt Disney Studio. Using company documents, private correspondence between Disney and his brother Roy, contemporary newspaper accounts, and new interviews with Disney’s associates, Susanin traces Disney’s path. The author shows Disney to be a complicated, resourceful man, especially during his early career. Walt before Mickey, a critical biography of a man at a crucial juncture, provides the “missing decade” that started Walt Disney’s career and gave him the skills to become a name known worldwide. Timothy S. Susanin, Villanova, Pennsylvania, is the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company, and a former federal prosecutor, Navy JAG, and television legal commentator. His work in animation history and criticism has been published in Didier Ghez’s Walt’s People volumes and on
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Ranging from the playful to the factfilled and the thoughtful, this collection tracks the fortunes of Walt Disney’s flagship character. From the first fullfledged review of his screen debut in November 1928 to the present day, Mickey Mouse has won millions of fans THE FIRST ANTHOLOGY and charmed even the harshest of critTO CHART THE DISNEY ics. Almost half of the eighty-one texts in A Mickey Mouse Reader document CHARACTER’S ASCENT the Mouse’s rise to glory from that first TO THE RANK OF cartoon, Steamboat Willie, through GLOBAL ICON his seventh year when his first color animation, The Band Concert, was released. They include two important early critiques, one by the American culture critic Gilbert Seldes and one by the famed English novelist E. M. Forster. Articles and essays chronicle the continued rise of Mickey Mouse to the rank of true icon. He remains arguably the most vivid graphic expression to date of key traits of the American character—pluck, cheerfulness, innocence, energy, and fidelity to family and friends. Among press reports in the book is one from June 1944 that puts to rest the urban legend that “Mickey Mouse” was a password or code word on D-Day. It was, however, the password for a major pre-invasion briefing. Other items illuminate the origins of “Mickey Mouse” as a term for things deemed petty or unsophisticated. One piece explains how Walt and brother Roy Disney, almost single-handedly, invented the strategy of corporate synergy by tagging sales of Mickey Mouse toys and goods to the release of Mickey’s latest cartoon shorts. In two especially interesting essays, Maurice Sendak and John Updike look back over the years and give their personal reflections on the character they loved as boys growing up in the 1930s. Garry Apgar, Bridgeport, Connecticut, is an art historian and former cartoonist and journalist. He is the author of Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit and coauthor of The Newspaper in Art.
OCTOBER, 336 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 12 b&w illustrations, introduction, appendices, bibliography, index Cloth $35.00T 978-1-62846-103-9 Ebook available

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Conversations with Steve Martin
Edited by Robert E. Kapsis
Conversations with Steve Martin presents a collection of interviews and profiles that focus on Martin as a writer, artist, and original thinker over the course of more than four decades in show business. While those less familiar with his full body of work may think of Martin as primarily the “wild and crazy guy” with an arrow through his head, this book makes the case that he is in fact one of our nation’s most accomplished and varied artists. It shows the full range of Martin’s creative work, tracing the source of his comic imagina“WRITER’S BLOCK IS A tion from his early standup days, starting FANCY TERM MADE UP in the mid to late 1960s through the films he has written and starred in, and BY WHINERS SO THEY emphasizing his more recent creative CAN HAVE AN EXCUSE outpourings as playwright, essayist, novelist, memoirist, songwriter, comTO DRINK ALCOHOL.” poser, musician, and art critic. “Standup is the hardest material in the world to write for someone else; it’s like trying to condense ten years of experience into twenty minutes of new material,” Martin says. But commenting on his fiction writing, he says, “I think you have to be able to find as a writer that state where you don’t know what you’re going to say or what the character is going to say or who the characters are. That’s the biggest thrill of all. When you start to trust that subconscious thing and you don’t censor yourself—just remember you can always throw it away—that’s when the good stuff comes out.” Robert E. Kapsis, Great Neck, New York, is professor of sociology and film studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation and editor of several volumes in the Conversations with Filmmakers Series, including a forthcoming, updated edition of Woody Allen: Interviews.
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Rolland Golden
Rolland Golden

Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter

In the early twentieth century, the French Quarter had become home to a vibrant community of working artists attracted to the atmosphere, architecture, and colorful individuals who populated the scene (and who also became some of its first preservationists). Louisiana native Rolland Golden was one of these artists to live, work, and raise a family in this most storied corner of New Orleans. Replete with ninety-four black-and-white and fifty-four color photographs and illustrations, many never before seen, his memoir of that AN EXTRAORDINARY life focuses on the period of 1955 to RECOLLECTION OF 1976. Golden, a painter, discusses the particular challenges of making a living HOW AN ARTIST LIVED from art, and his story becomes a family AND WORKED IN THE affair involving his daughters and his FRENCH QUARTER beloved wife, Stella. BEFORE ITS GENTRIFI Golden’s studio sat in a patio on Royal Street, around the corner from CATION Preservation Hall where old-time musicians played Dixieland Jazz. Golden sketched and painted many of them in a visual style that encompassed realism and gradually developed into abstract realism. Golden recalls work that he did in historic preservation, sketching architecture for publications such as the Vieux Carre Courier, and he relates his studies with renowned regionalist painter John McCrady. The artist frankly discusses his experiences with the display, representation, and sale of his work, presenting a little-explored yet crucial part of a working artist’s life. The memoir concludes with Golden and his wife traveling to the premiere of his exhibition in Moscow, having been selected by a Russian envoy as the only American artist to have a one-man touring exhibition in the former Soviet Union.


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Rolland Golden, Folsom, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi, has won countless awards from New York to California. He has held over one hundred one-man shows in galleries, cultural centers, and museums in the United States. His works reside in museums such as the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Pushkin Museum, Moscow; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
SEPTEMBER, 368 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 94 b&w photographs/illustrations, 54 color illustrations Cloth $35.00T 978-1-62846-128-2 Ebook available Left then clockwise: Worn Out, 1973; Tomatoes, Lady, 1961; Rolland painting in Burgundy St. studio, 1967; courtesy Rolland Golden.

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Wednesdays in Mississippi
Debbie Z. Harwell

Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

To Write in the Light of Freedom
The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools Edited by William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale
Fifty years after Freedom Summer, To Write in the Light of Freedom offers a glimpse into the hearts of the African American youths who attended the Mississippi Freedom Schools in 1964. One of the most successful initiatives of Freedom Summer, more than forty Freedom Schools opened doors to thousands of young African American students. Here they learned civics, politics, and history, curricula that helped them see beyond the degrading lessons supporting segregation and Jim Crow and sanctioned by White Citizen’s Councils. Young people enhanced their self-esteem and gained a new outlook on the future. And at more than a dozen of these schools, students wrote, edited, printed, and published their own newspapers. For more than five decades, the Mississippi Freedom Schools have served as powerful models of educational activism. Yet, little has been published that documents black Mississippi youths’ responses to this profound experience. For the first time, the sincere words, thoughts, and dreams of the original students are published here in a powerful documentary collection. This edited volume contains hundreds of newspaper articles written by those black youths who yearned to gain knowledge and pursue greater levels of freedom. The homegrown newspapers from the many schools contain a variety of poems, stories, essays, and testimonies that yield raw, honest reactions to Freedom Schools, to the civil rights movement, and to life under Jim Crow. Together, these transcribed newspaper pieces recover the inspiring voices of Freedom School students, and offer a unique vision of how everyday youth responded to the clarion call of the civil rights movement.

As tensions mounted before Freedom Summer, one organization tackled the divide by opening lines of communication at the request of local women: Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS). Employing an unusual and deliberately feminine approach, WIMS brought interracial, interfaith teams of northern middle-aged, middle- and upper-class women to Mississippi to meet with their southern counterparts. Sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), WIMS operated on the belief that the northern participants’ gender, age, and class would serve as an entrée to southerners who had dismissed other civil rights activists as radicals. The WIMS teams’ respectable appearance and quiet approach enabled THE STORY OF BRAVE them to build understanding across race, region, and WOMEN WHO MET religion where other overtures had failed. TO BUILD BRIDGES The only civil rights program created for women by women as part of a national organization, WIMS BETWEEN THE offers a new paradigm through which to study civil RACES AND END rights activism, challenging the stereotype of FreeSEGREGATION dom Summer activists as young student radicals and demonstrating the effectiveness of the subtle approach taken by these women. The book delves into the motivations for women’s civil rights activism and the role religion played in influencing supporters and opponents of the civil rights movement. Lastly, it confirms that the NCNW actively worked for integration and black voting rights while also addressing education, poverty, hunger, housing, and employment as civil rights issues. After successful efforts in 1964 and 1965, WIMS became Workshops in Mississippi, which strived to alleviate the specific needs of poor women. Projects that grew from these efforts still operate today. Debbie Z. Harwell, Kingwood, Texas, teaches in the Honors College at the University of Houston and serves as the managing editor of Houston History. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Southern History.
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Ed King’s Mississippi
Rev. Ed King and Trent Watts

Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer




William Sturkey, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work has appeared in the Journal of Mississippi History and the Journal of African American History. Jon N. Hale, Charleston, South Carolina, is an assistant professor at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His work has appeared in the Journal of African American History, History of Education Quarterly, South Carolina Historical Magazine, and Journal of Social Studies Research.
FEBRUARY, 176 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 25 b&w illustrations, introduction, index Printed casebinding $40.00S 978-1-62846-188-6 Ebook available Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies

Ed King’s Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer features more than forty unpublished black-and-white photographs and substantial writings by the prominent civil rights activist Rev. Ed King. The images and text provide a unique perspective on Mississippi during the summer of 1964. Taken in Jackson, Greenwood, and Philadelphia, the photographs showcase informal images of Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young, Mississippi civil rights workers, and college student volunteers in the movement. Ed King’s AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOwritings offer background and insights on the motivations and work of Freedom Summer TOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY volunteers, on the racial climate of Mississippi FROM BEHIND THE SCENES during the late 1950s and 1960s, and on the DURING THE STRUGGLE FOR grassroots efforts by black Mississippians to CIVIL RIGHTS enter the political arena and exercise their fundamental civil rights. King, a native of Vicksburg and a Methodist minister, was a founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and a key figure in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. As one of the few white Mississippians with a leadership position in the movement, his words and photographs offer a rare behind-the-scenes chronicle of events in the state during Freedom Summer. Historian Trent Watts furnishes a substantial introduction to the volume and offers background on the Freedom Summer campaign as well as an overview of King’s civil rights activism from the late 1950s to the present day. Rev. Ed King, Jackson, Mississippi, was a major figure in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. A chaplain at Tougaloo College, he also became a key leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). In the 1963 Freedom Vote mock campaign and election, King ran for lieutenant governor and Aaron Henry, president of the Mississippi NAACP, ran for governor. King was an MFDP delegate to the 1964 and 1968 Democratic National Conventions and helped found the Mississippi Civil Liberties Union. Trent Watts, Rolla, Missouri, is associate professor of American studies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author of One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890–1920 and White Masculinity in the Recent South.
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Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead
The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson Jim Bradshaw and Danielle Miller
In 1902, on a prairie in southwest Louisiana, six members of a farming family are found murdered. Albert Edwin Batson, a white, itinerant farm worker, transformed from likely suspect to likely lynching victim as people in the surrounding countryside lusted for vengeance. In a territory where the locals were coping with the opening of the prairies by the railroad and the disorienting, disruptive advances of the rice and oil industries into what was predominantly cattle country, Batson, an outsider, made an ideal scapegoat. HOW THE TANGLES OF Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead NINETEENTH-CENTURY tells the story of the legal trials of Batson JUSTICE ENSNARED AN for the murder of six members of the Earll family and of the emotional trial of ITINERANT WORKER IN his mother. She believed him innocent LOUISIANA and worked tirelessly, but futilely, to save her son’s life. Almost two dozen photos of Batson, his mother, and the principals involved in his arrest and convictions help bring this struggle to life. Though the evidence against him was entirely circumstantial, most of the citizenry of southwest Louisiana considered him guilty. Sensational headlines in national and local newspapers stirred up so much emotion, authorities feared he would be lynched before they could hang him legally. Even-handed, objective, and thorough, the authors sift the evidence and lament the incompetence of Batson’s court-appointed attorneys. The state tried the young man and convicted him twice of the murders and sentenced him each time to death. Louisiana’s governor refused to accept the state pardon board’s recommendation that Batson’s final sentence be commuted to life in prison. A stranger in a rapidly changing society, Batson was hanged. Jim Bradshaw, Washington, Louisiana, retired as an editor and writer for the Lafayette Daily Advertiser in 2008 but continues to write his popular “C’est Vrai” column for syndication. Author of three previous books on Louisiana, he has written for newspapers and magazines for more than forty years, and his columns have received national and regional awards. Danielle Miller, Sulphur, Louisiana, lived and worked around the world before taking a job with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System in 1991. She is a researcher and translator in French genealogy.
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The Lakes of Pontchartrain
Their History and Environments Robert W. Hastings
A vital and volatile part of the New Orleans landscape and lifestyle, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin actually contains three major bodies of water—Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. These make up the Pontchartrain estuary. Robert W. Hastings provides a thorough examination of the historical and environmental research on the basin, with emphasis on its environmental degradation and the efforts to restore and protect this estuarine system. He also explores the current biological condition of the lakes. A COMPREHENSIVE Hastings begins with the geologiEXPLORATION OF cal formation of the lakes and the relaTHE FASCINATING tionship between Native Americans and the water they referred to as ECOLOGY AND Okwa’ta, the “wide water.” From the HISTORY OF ONE historical period, he describes the forOF THE SOUTH’S ays of French explorer Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville in 1699 and traces the enviMOST COMPLEX AND ronmental history of the basin through THRIVING ESTUARIES the development of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Using the lakes for transportation and then recreation, the surrounding population burgeoned. This growth resulted in severe water pollution and other environmental problems. In the 1980s the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation led a concerted drive to restore the lakes, an ongoing effort that remains significant. Robert W. Hastings, Prattville, Alabama, is a retired professor of biological sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University currently working for the Auburn University Environmental Institute and the Alabama Natural Heritage Program. His work has appeared in a variety of journals, and his conservation efforts in Louisiana have been recognized with numerous awards.
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Perilous Place, Powerful Storms
Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana Craig E. Colten
The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans when Katrina roared on shore in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. In Perilous Place, Powerful Storms, Craig E. Colten traces the protracted process of erecting massive structures designed to fend off tropical storms and examines how human actions and inactions left the system incomplete on the eve of its greatest challenge. Hurricane Betsy in 1965 provided the impetus for Congress to approve A HISTORY OF OVERunprecedented hurricane protection REACHING, GRIDLOCK, for the New Orleans area. Army Engineers swiftly outlined a monumental INTRIGUE, AND THE barrier network that would not only FINAL CATASTROPHIC safeguard the city at the time but also RESULTS ALONG provide for substantial growth. SchedAMERICA’S MOST uled for completion in 1978, the project encountered a host of frustrating VULNERABLE delays. From newly imposed environCOASTLINE mental requirements to complex construction challenges, to funding battles, to disputes over proper structures, the buffer envisioned for southeast Louisiana remained incomplete forty years later as Hurricane Katrina bore down on the city. As Colten reveals, the very remedies intended to shield the city ultimately contributed immensely to the residents’ vulnerability by encouraging sprawl into flood-prone territory that was already sinking within the ring of levees. Perilous Place, Powerful Storms illuminates the political, social, and engineering lessons of those who built a hurricane protection system that failed and serves as a warning for those guiding the recovery of post-Katrina New Orleans and Louisiana. Craig E. Colten, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University. Among his previous publications are An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature and (with Elaine Yodis) The Geography of

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An Unexpected Bayou Country History 1822–1946: Pioneer Families: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Christopher E. Cenac Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S., with Claire Domangue Joller Foreword by Clifton Theriot, C.A.
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The History and Passion of Latino Cooking Zella Palmer Cuadra Photography by Natalie Root Foreword by Chef Adolfo Garcia

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Second Line Rescue

New Orleans Memories
One Writer’s City Carolyn Kolb
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Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita Edited by Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl

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Une Belle Maison

The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans’s Bywater S. Frederick Starr Photography and illustrations by Robert S. Brantley

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The Civil War in Mississippi
Major Campaigns and Battles Michael B. Ballard
From the first Union attack on Vicksburg in the spring of 1862 through Benjamin Grierson’s last raid through Mississippi in late 1864 and early 1865, this book traces the campaigns and causes and effects of armed conflict in central and north Mississippi, where major fighting occurred. The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles is a must-read for any Mississippian or Civil War buff who wants the complete story of the Civil War in Mississippi. It discusses the key military engagements in chronoTHE ONLY VOLUME logical order. It begins with a prologue DEDICATED ENTIRELY covering mobilization and other events leading up to the first military action TO THE MILITARY within the state’s borders. The book HISTORY OF AN then covers all of the major military EMBATTLED DEEP operations, including the campaign SOUTH STATE for and siege of Vicksburg, and battles at Iuka and Corinth, Meridian, Brice’s Crossroads, and Tupelo. The colorful cast of characters includes such household names as Sherman, Grant, Pemberton, and Forrest, as well as a host of other commanders and soldiers. Author Michael B. Ballard discusses at length minority troops and others glossed over or lost in studies of the Mississippi military during the war. Michael B. Ballard, Ackerman, Mississippi, is author of Civil War Mississippi: A Guide (published by University Press of Mississippi) and many other books. He was a professor and university archivist and coordinator of the Congressional and Political Research Center at Mississippi State University Libraries. He was also associate editor of the Grant Papers from the Ulysses S. Grant Association.
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Mississippi in the Civil War
The Home Front Timothy B. Smith
In Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front, Timothy B. Smith examines Mississippi’s Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state’s political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. The state saw extensive military operations, destruction, and bloodshed within its borders. One of the most frightful and extended sieges of the war ended in a crucial Confederate defeat at Vicksburg, the capstone to a tremendous Union campaign. As Confederate forces and MisA FULL EXAMINATION sissippi became overwhelmed miliOF A POPULATION’S tarily, the populace’s morale began PASSION AND DEFEAT to crumble. Realizing that the enemy could roll unchecked over the state, civilians, Smith argues, began to lose the will to continue the struggle. Many white Confederates chose to return to the Union rather than see continued destruction in the name of a victory that seemed ever more improbable. When the tide turned, Unionists and African Americans boldly stepped up their endeavors. The result, Smith finds, was a state vanquished and destined to endure suffering far into its future. The first examination of the state’s Civil War home front in seventy years, this book tells the story of all classes of Mississippians during the war, focusing new light on previously neglected groups such as women and African Americans. The result is a revelation of the heart of a populace facing the devastating impact of total war. Timothy B. Smith, Adamsville, Tennessee, teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is the author of several books, including James Z. George: Mississippi’s Great Commoner and The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861–1865 (published by University Press of Mississippi).
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He Stopped Loving Her Today
George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the PrettyMuch Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time Jack Isenhour
When George Jones recorded “He Stopped Loving Her Today” more than thirty years ago, he was a walking disaster. Twin addictions to drugs and alcohol had him drinking Jim Beam by the case and snorting cocaine as long as he was awake. Before it was over, Jones would be bankrupt, homeless, and an unwilling patient at an Alabama mental institution. In the midst of all this chaos, über producer Billy Sherrill—the man who discovered Tammy Wynette and co-wrote “Stand by Your Man”—would somehow coax the performance of a A BEHIND-THElifetime out of the mercurial Jones. The SCENES LOOK AT result was a country masterpiece. In He Stopped Loving Her Today, THE CREATION OF the story behind the making of the A COUNTRY MUSIC song often voted the best country song MASTERPIECE ever by both critics and fans, offers an overview of country music’s origins and a search for the music’s illusive Holy Grail: authenticity. The schizoid bottom line—even though country music is undeniably a branch of the make-believe world of show biz—to fans and scholars alike, authenticity remains the ultimate measure of the music’s power. Jack Isenhour, Nashville, Tennessee, is the author of Same Knight, Different Channel: Basketball Legend Bob Knight at West Point and Today and coauthor, with Dennis Rodman, of the basketball star’s memoir, I Should Be Dead by Now.
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Joan Blondell
Matthew Kennedy

A Life between Takes

Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes is the first major biography of the effervescent, scene-stealing Joan Blondell (1906–1979), who conquered motion pictures, vaudeville, Broadway, summer stock, television, and radio. Born the child of itinerant vaudevillians, she was on stage by age three. With her casual sex appeal, distinctive cello voice, megawatt smile, luminous saucer eyes, and flawless timing, she came into widespread fame in Warner Bros. THE FIRST MAJOR musicals and comedies of the 1930s, including Blonde Crazy, Gold Diggers BIOGRAPHY OF AN of 1933, and Footlight Parade. ACTRESS WITH A Frequent costar to James Cagney, LONG AND LUSTROUS Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, and CAREER Humphrey Bogart; friend to Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, and Bette Davis; and wife of Dick Powell and Mike Todd, Joan Blondell was a true Hollywood insider. By the time of her death, she had made nearly 100 films in a career that spanned over fifty years. Privately, she was unerringly loving and generous, while her life was touched by financial, medical, and emotional upheavals. Meticulously researched, expertly weaving the public and private, and featuring numerous interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes traces the changing face of twentieth-century American entertainment through the career of this extraordinary actress. Matthew Kennedy teaches anthropology at the City College of San Francisco and film history at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is the author of Marie Dressler: A Biography and Edmund Goulding’s Dark Victory: Hollywood’s Genius Bad Boy.
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Conversations Edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace
Canadian cartoonist Gregory Gallant, (b. 1962), pen name Seth, emerged as a cartoonist in the fertile period of the 1980s, when the alternative comics market boomed. Though he was influenced by mainstream comics in his teen years and did his earliest comics work on Mister X, a mainstream-style melodrama, Seth remains one of the least mainstream-inflected figures of the alternative comics’ movement. His primary influences are underground comix, newspaper strips, and classic cartooning. “AM I NOSTALGIC? CAN These interviews, including one YOU FEEL NOSTALGIC career-spanning, definitive interview between the volume editors and the FOR AN ERA YOU artist published here for the first time, NEVER LIVED IN? I AM delve into Seth’s output from its earliest INTERESTED IN THE days to the present. Conversations offer insight into his influences, ideologies of TIME BEFORE I WAS comics and art, thematic preoccupaBORN, BUT I FEEL THE tions, and major works, from numerous MOST NOSTALGIA FOR perspectives—given Seth’s complex and multifaceted artistic endeavours. THE ERA OF MY OWN Seth’s first graphic novel, It’s a Good CHILDHOOD. THE Life, If You Don’t Weaken, announced 1960S AND EARLY '70S his fascination with the past and with WAS THE LAST VESTIGE earlier cartooning styles. Subsequent works expand on those preoccupations OF THAT OLD WORLD.” and themes. Clyde Fans, for example, balances present-day action against narratives set in the past. The visual style looks polished and contemplative, the narrative deliberately paced; plot seems less important than mood or characterization, as Seth deals with the inescapable grind of time and what it devours, themes which recur to varying degrees in George Sprott, Wimbledon Green, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. Eric Hoffman, Vernon, Connecticut, is the author of Oppen: A Narrative, a biography of the poet George Oppen, and editor of Cerebus the Barbarian Messiah: Essays on the Epic Graphic Satire of Dave Sim and Gerhard. Dominick Grace, London, Ontario, Canada, is the author of The Science Fiction of Phyliss Gotlieb: A Critical Reading and an associate professor of English at Brescia University College. Together they have coedited Dave Sim: Conversations and Chester Brown: Conversations, both from University Press of Mississippi.
FEBRUARY, 256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 22 b&w illustrations (approx.), introduction, chronology, index Printed casebinding $40.00S 978-1-62846-130-5 Ebook available Conversations with Comic Artists Series

Insider Histories of Cartooning
Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators Robert C. Harvey
Many fans and insiders alike have never heard of Bill Hume, Bailin’ Wire Bill, Abe Martin, AWOL Wally, the Texas History Movies, or the Weatherbird at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And many insiders do not know why we call comic books “comics” even though lots of them are not at all funny. Robert C. Harvey, cartoonist and a veteran comics critic, author of several histories of comics and biographies of cartoonists, tells forgotten stories of a dozen now obscure but once famous FROM A CARTOONIST cartoonists and their creations. He also AND A VETERAN includes accounts of the cartooning WRITER ON THE careers of a ground-breaking African American and a woman who broke HISTORY OF COMICS, into an industry once dominated by A JOYOUS RECLAMAwhite men. TION OF CARTOONING Many of the better-known stories in some of the book’s fourteen chapters GENIUSES are wrapped around fugitive scraps of information that are almost unknown. Which of Bill Mauldin’s famous duo is Willie? Which is Joe? What was the big secret about E. Simms Campbell? Who was Funnyman? And why? And some of the pictures are rare, as well: Hugh Hefner’s cartoons, Kin Hubbard’s illustrations for Short Furrows, Betty Swords’s pictures for the Male Chauvinist Pig Calendar of 1974, the Far East pin-up cartoon character Babysan, illustrations for Popo and Fifina, and Red Ryder’s final bow. Robert C. Harvey, Commerce City, Colorado, comics historian and critic, is a cartoonist who has written for the Comics Journal, Comics Buyers’ Guide, and Cartoonist PROfiles. Among his books are The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History, The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History, Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola, and Milton Caniff: Conversations, all published by University Press of Mississippi.
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Dave Sim

Conversations Edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace
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 “CEREBUS WAS negative impact on society. Moreover, ALWAYS INTENDED Sim inserted himself squarely into the AS A FIXED WORK comic as Cerebus’s creator, thereby inviting criticism not only of the cre. . . A LARGE WORK. I WANTED TO ADDRESS ation, but also of the creator. What few interviews Sim gave COMPLICATED often pushed the limits of what an ISSUES AND TO LOOK interview might be in much the same way that Cerebus pushed the limits of AT THE NOVELS I what a comic might be. In interviews LIKE, THE CLASSIC Sim is generous, expansive, provocaNINETEENTH-CENTURY tive, and sometimes even antagonistic. NOVELS, AND TO SAY Regardless of mood, he is always ‘HOW MANY PAGES OF insightful and fascinating. His discursive style is not conducive to the sound COMICS DOES IT TAKE bite or to easy summary. Many of these TO DO THOSE?’” interviews have been out of print for years. And, while the interviews range from very general, career-spanning explorations of his complex work and ideas to tightly focused discussions on specific details of Cerebus, all the interviews contained herein are engaging and revealing. 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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Howard Chaykin
Conversations Edited by Brannon Costello
One of the most distinctive voices in mainstream comics since the 1970s, Howard Chaykin (b. 1950) has earned a reputation as a visionary formal innovator and a compelling storyteller whose comics offer both pulp-adventure thrills and thoughtful engagement with real-world politics and culture. His body of work is defined by the belief that comics can be a vehicle for sophisticated adult entertainment and for narratives that utilize the medium’s unique properties to explore serious themes with intelligence and wit. “THE REALITY IS Beginning with early interviews in THAT I DON’T FEEL fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the LIKE DOING MORE volume’s editor, Howard Chaykin: ConCOMPLEX MATERIAL versations collects widely ranging disIS STEPPING AWAY cussions from Chaykin’s earliest days as FROM MY ORIGINAL an assistant for such legends as Gil Kane and Wallace Wood to his recent GOALS OF BEING AN work on titles including Dominic ForENTERTAINER.” tune, Challengers of the Unknown, and American Century. The book includes 35 line illustrations selected from Chaykin, as well. As a writer/artist for outlets such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Heavy Metal, he has participated in and influenced many of the major developments in mainstream comics over the past four decades. He was an early pioneer in the graphic novel format in the 1970s, and his groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! was an essential contribution to the maturation of the comic book as a vehicle for social commentary in the 1980s. Brannon Costello, Saint Gabriel, Louisiana, is associate professor of English at Louisiana State University and the coeditor with Qiana J. Whitted of Comics and the U.S. South (published by University Press of Mississippi).
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Asian Comics
John A. Lent
Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the myth that, outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and has experienced a recent rejuvenation of the art form. THE WIDE-RANGING, AUTHORITATIVE STORY As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluOF THRIVING COMICS minous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the PRODUCTION AND story of the major comics creators outside of Japan. Lent covers the nations CREATIVITY IN ASIA and regions of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Organized by regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics provides 178 black and white illustrations and detailed information on comics of sixteen countries and regions—their histories, key creators, characters, contemporary status, problems, trends, and issues. One chapter harkens back to predecessors of comics in Asia, describing scrolls, paintings, books, and puppetry with humorous tinges, primarily in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. The first overview of Asian comic books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), graphic novels, newspaper comic strips and gag panels, plus cartoon/humor magazines, Asian Comics brims with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and interview quotes from many pioneering masters, as well as younger artists. John A. Lent, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, has founded and chaired or edited numerous organizations and periodicals, including Asia and Pacific Animation and Comics Association, Asian Research Center on Animation and Comic Art, Asian Popular Culture group of the Popular Culture Association, Asian Cinema Studies Society, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group, the International Journal of Comic Art, and Asian Cinema. He is the author or editor of seventy-six books.
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Boys Love Manga and Beyond
History, Culture, and Community in Japan Edited by Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Katsuhiko Suganuma, and James Welker
Essays by Tomoko Aoyama, Patrick W. Galbraith, Barbara Hartley, Jeffry T. Hester, Ishida Hitoshi, Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike, Rio Otomo, Katsuhiko Suganuma, Kazuko Suzuki, James Welker, and Fujimoto Yukari

In recent decades, Boys Love (or simply BL) has emerged as a mainstream genre in manga, anime, and games for girls and young women. This genre was first developed in Japan in the early 1970s by a group of female artists. By the late 1970s, many amateur women A CRITICAL EXAMfans were getting involved and creINATION OF THE ating and self-publishing homoerotic “BEAUTIFUL BOY” parodies of established male manga characters and popular media figures. LOVE COMICS THAT The popularity of these encouraged ENTHRALLED FANS a surge in the number of commercial IN JAPAN AND THEN titles. Today, a wide range of products, produced both by professionals and WORLDWIDE amateurs, is rapidly gaining a global audience. This collection provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the BL phenomenon in Japan, its history and various subgenres and introduces translations of some key Japanese scholarship not otherwise available. Boys Love Manga and Beyond looks at a range of literary, artistic, and other cultural products that celebrate the beauty of adolescent boys and young men. In Japan, depiction of the “beautiful boy” has long been a romantic and sexualized trope for both sexes and commands a high degree of cultural visibility today across a range of genres from pop music to animation. Mark McLelland, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia, is professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of Wollongong. Kazumi Nagaike, Oita, Japan, is associate professor in the Center for International Education and Research at Oita University. Katsuhiko Suganuma, Okayama, Japan, is a lecturer in the school of humanities at the University of Tasmania. James Welker, Naka-ku, Japan, is associate professor of cross-cultural studies at Kanagawa University.
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Japanese Animation
East Asian Perspectives Edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu
Contributions by Kenny K. N. Chow, Sheuo Hui Gan, Hiroshi Ikeda, Sonoko Ishida, Tokumitsu Kifune, Joon Yang Kim, Dong-Yeon Koh, Masashi Koide, Akiko Sano, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Nobuyuki Tsugata, Yasushi Watanabe, and Makiko Yamanashi

Autobiographical Comics
Life Writing in Pictures Elisabeth El Refaie
A troubled childhood in Iran. Living with a disability. Grieving for a dead child. Over the last forty years the comic book has become an increasingly popular way of telling personal stories of considerable complexity and depth. In Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, Elisabeth El Refaie offers a long overdue assessment of the key conventions, formal properties, and narrative patterns of this fascinating genre. The book considers eighty-five works of North American and European provenance, works that cover a broad A FRUITFUL READING range of subject matters and employ OF THE BEST NORTH many different artistic styles. Drawing on concepts from several AMERICAN AND disciplinary fields—including semiotEUROPEAN AUTOics, literary and narrative theory, art hisBIOGRAPHICAL tory, and psychology—El Refaie shows COMICS that the traditions and formal features of comics provide new possibilities for autobiographical storytelling. For example, the requirement to produce multiple drawn versions of one’s self necessarily involves an intense engagement with physical aspects of identity, as well as with the cultural models that underpin body image. The comics medium also offers memoirists unique ways of representing their experience of time, their memories of past events, and their hopes and dreams for the future. Furthermore, autobiographical comics creators are able to draw on the close association in contemporary Western culture between seeing and believing in order to persuade readers of the authentic nature of their stories. Elisabeth El Refaie, Cardiff, United Kingdom, is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University. Her work has been published in Studies in Comics, Visual Studies, and HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, among other periodicals.
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Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives makes available a selection of viewpoints from media practitioners, designers, educators, and scholars working in the East Asian Pacific. This collection not only engages a multidisEAST ASIAN CRITIQUES ciplinary approach in understanding AND DISCUSSION OF A the subject of Japanese animation but also shows ways to research, teach, and POWERFUL JAPANESE more fully explore this multidimenEXPORT AND POPULAR sional world. ART FORM Presented in six sections, the translated essays cross-reference each other. The collection adopts a wide range of critical, historical, practical, and 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, Colma, California, is an independent scholar and author of Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building.
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Death, Disability, and the Superhero
The Silver Age and Beyond José Alaniz
The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel. The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and Marvel comics from the 1950s to the 1990s and marshaling insights from three burgeoning fields of inquiry in the humanities—disability studies, death and dying studies, and comics studies—José Alaniz seeks to redefine the contemporary understanding of the superhero. Beginning in the Silver Age, the genre increasingly challenged and complicated its hypermasculine, quasi-eugenicist biases through such disabled figures as Ben Grimm/The Thing, THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and the EXAMINATION OF THE Doom Patrol. EVOLVING SUPERHERO Alaniz traces how the superhero THROUGH THE LENS OF became increasingly vulnerable, ill, and mortal in this era. He then proceeds to a DISABILITY STUDIES reinterpretation of characters and series— some familiar (Superman), some obscure (She-Thing). These genre changes reflected a wider awareness of related body issues in the postwar United States as represented by hospice, death with dignity, and disability rights movements. The persistent highlighting of the body’s “imperfection” comes to forge a predominant aspect of the superheroic self. Such moves, originally part of the Silver Age strategy to stimulate sympathy, enhance psychological depth, and raise the dramatic stakes, developed further in such later series as The Human Fly, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the landmark graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, all examined in this volume. Death and disability, presumed routinely absent or denied in the superhero genre, emerge to form a core theme and defining function of the Silver Age and beyond. José Alaniz, Seattle, Washington, is associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington– Seattle. He is the author of Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (published by University Press of Mississippi).
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Clockwork Rhetoric
Edited by Barry Brummett

The Language and Style of Steampunk

Essays by David Beard, Elizabeth Birmingham, Joshua Gunn, Mirko M. Hall, Lisa Horton, Andrew Mara, John M. McKenzie, Kristin Stimpson, Mary Anne Taylor, John R. Thompson, and Jaime L. Wright This unique book explores how the aesthetic and cultural movement of “Steampunk” persuades audiences and wins new acolytes. Steampunk is a style grounded in the Victorian era, in clothing and accoutrements modeled on a heightened and hyperextended HOW THE LANGUAGE age of steam. In addition to its modOF THE IMAGINATIVELY eling of attire and other symbolic STYLED MOVEMENT trappings, what is most distinctive is its ATTRACTS FOLLOWERS adherents’ use of a machined aesthetic based on steam engines and early TO STEAMPUNK electrical machinery—gears, pistons, AESTHETIC shafts, wheels, induction motors, clockwork, and so forth. Precursors to steampunk can be found in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. The imagery of the American West contributed to the aesthetic—revolvers, locomotives, and rifles of the late nineteenth century. Among young people, steampunk has found common cause with Goth style. Examples from literature and popular culture include William Gibson’s fiction, China Miéville’s novels, the classic film Metropolis, and the BBC series Doctor Who. This volume recognizes that steampunk, a unique popular culture phenomenon, presents a prime opportunity for rhetorical criticism. Steampunk’s art, style, and narratives convey complex social and political meanings. Chapters in Clockwork Rhetoric explore topics ranging from jewelry to Japanese anime to contemporary imperialism to fashion. Throughout, the book demonstrates how language influences consumers of steampunk to hold certain social and political attitudes and commitments. Barry Brummett, Austin, Texas, is Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of A Rhetoric of Style and Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience.
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Black and Brown Planets
Edited by Isiah Lavender III

The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Hearths of Darkness
Tony Williams

The Family in the American Horror Film, Updated Edition

Essays by Marleen S. Barr, Gerry Canavan, Grace L. Dillon, M. Elizabeth Ginway, Matthew Goodwin, Edward James, De Witt Douglas Kilgore, Malisa Kurtz, Robin Anne Reid, Lysa M. Rivera, Patrick B. Sharp, and Lisa Yaszek Black and Brown Planets embarks on a timely exploration of the American obsession with color in its look at the sometimes contrary intersections of politics and race in science fiction. The contributors, including De Witt Douglas Kilgore, Edward James, Lisa LITERARY EXPLOYaszek, and Marleen S. Barr, among RATIONS INTO THE others, explore science fiction worlds RADICAL, HOPEFUL of possibility (literature, television, and film), lifting blacks, Latin Americans, RACIAL FUTURES and indigenous peoples out from the IMAGINED BY SCIENCE background of this historically white FICTION genre. This collection considers the role of race and ethnicity in our visions of the future. The first section emphasizes the political elements of black identity portrayed in science fiction from black America to the vast reaches of interstellar space. In the next section, analysis of indigenous science fiction addresses the effects of colonization, helps discard the emotional and psychological baggage carried from its impact, and recovers ancestral traditions in order to adapt in a post-Native-apocalyptic world. Likewise, this section explores the affinity between science fiction and subjectivity in Latin American cultures from the role of science and industrialization to the effects of being in and moving between two cultures. By infusing more color into this otherwise monochrome genre, Black and Brown Planets imagines alternate racial galaxies in which people of color determine human destiny. Isiah Lavender III, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an assistant professor of English at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Race in American Science Fiction.
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Hearths of Darkness traces the origins of the 1970s family horror subgenre to certain aspects of American culture and classical Hollywood cinema. Far from being an ephemeral and shortlived genre, horror actually relates to many facets of American history from its beginnings to the present day. Individual chapters examine aspects of the genre, its roots in the Universal horror films of the 1930s, the Val Lewton RKO unit of the 1940s, and the crucial role of Alfred Hitchcock as the father of the modern American horror film. A THOROUGH STUDY Subsequent chapters investigate OF A MOVIE GENRE the key works of the 1970s by direcTHAT REACHED ITS tors such as Larry Cohen, George A. Romero, Brian De Palma, Wes Craven, CULTURAL ZENITH and Tobe Hooper, revealing the disIN THE 1970S BUT tinctive nature of films such as Bone, It’s REMAINS INFLUENTIAL Alive, God Told Me, Carrie, The Exorcist, TODAY Exorcist 2, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as the contributions of such writers as Stephen King. Tony Williams also studies the slasher films of the 1980s and 1990s, such as the Friday the 13th series, Halloween, the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nightmare on Elm Street, exploring their failure to improve on the radical achievements of the films of the 1970s. After covering some post-1970s films, such as The Shining, the book concludes with a new postscript examining neglected films of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Despite the overall decline in the American horror film, Williams determines that, far from being dead, the family horror film is still with us. Elements of family horror even appear in modern television series such as The Sopranos. This updated edition also includes a new introduction. Tony Williams, Carbondale, Illinois, is a professor of English and area head of film studies in the English Department at Southern Illinois University. His recent books include The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead; John Woo’s “Bullet in the Head”; and George A. Romero: Interviews (published by University Press of Mississippi).
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Alexander Payne
Interviews Edited by Julie Levinson
Since 1996, Alexander Payne (b. 1961) has made six feature films and a short segment of an omnibus movie. Although his body of work is quantitatively small, it is qualitatively impressive. His movies have garnered numerous accolades and awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay. As more than one interviewer in this volume points out, he maintains an impressive and unbroken winning streak. Payne’s stories of human strivings and follies, alongside his mastery of the craft of filmmaking, mark “INDEPENDENT MEANS him as a contemporary auteur of unONE THING TO ME: IT common accomplishment. In this first compilation of his interMEANS THAT REGARDviews, Payne reveals himself as a captiLESS OF THE SOURCE vating conversationalist as well. The OF FINANCING, THE discussions collected here range from DIRECTOR’S VOICE IS 1996, shortly after the release of his first film, Citizen Ruth, to the 2013 debut of EXTREMELY PRESENT. his most recent film, Nebraska. Over his . . . IT’S WHERE YOU career, he muses on many subjects FEEL THE DIRECTOR, including his own creative processes, NOT A MACHINE, AT his commitment to telling charactercentered stories, and his abiding admiWORK.” ration for movies and directors from across decades of film history. Critics describe Payne as one of the few contemporary filmmakers who consistently manages to buck the current trend toward bombastic blockbusters. Like the 1970s director-driven cinema that he cherishes, his films are small-scale character studies that manage to maintain a delicate balance between sharp satire and genuine poignancy. Julie Levinson, Newton, Massachusetts, is professor of film at Babson College and has been the film curator for several arts organizations and film festivals. She is the author of The American Success Myth on Film as well as book chapters and articles on a wide range of topics including screen acting, genre and gender, documentary film, and metafiction.
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Baz Luhrmann
Interviews Edited by Tom Ryan
Though he has made only five films in two decades—Strictly Ballroom, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, and the Oscar-nominated films Moulin Rouge!, Australia, and The Great Gatsby—Australian writer-director Baz Luhrmann (b. 1962) is an internationally known brand name. His name has even entered the English language as a verb, as in “to Baz things up,” meaning “to decorate them with an exuberant flourish.” Celebrated by some, loathed by others, his work is underscored “WHEN YOU TAKE PEO- by what has been described as “an aesthetic of artifice” and is notable for PLE ON A JOURNEY both its glittering surfaces and recurAND IT’S A SUCCESS, ring concerns. In this collection of interviews, EVERYONE LOVES Luhrmann discusses his methods and YOU. IF YOU TAKE his motives, explaining what has been THEM AND THE SHIP important to him and his collaborators from the start and how he has been SINKS, THE HATRED able to maintain an independence AND ANGER IS SO from the studios that have backed his INTENSE, IT’S ALMOST films. He also speaks about his other UNBEARABLE.” artistic endeavors, including stage productions of La Bohème and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and his wife and collaborative partner Catherine Martin, who has received four Academy Awards for her work with Luhrmann. Tom Ryan, Victoria, Australia, has lectured in cinema studies at several universities in Australia and the United Kingdom, has been writing for newspapers and magazines for more than thirty years, and was the film critic for the Sunday Age from its inception in 1989 until 2012. He has been a regular contributor to the Age’s arts pages for more than two decades and has wide experience in broadcasting.
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Harmony Korine
Interviews Edited by Eric Kohn
Harmony Korine: Interviews tracks filmmaker Korine’s stunning rise, fall, and rise again through his own evolving voice. Bringing together interviews collected from over two decades, this unique chronicle includes rare interviews unavailable in print for years and an extensive, new conversation recorded at the filmmaker’s home in Nashville. After more than twenty years, Harmony Korine (b. 1973) remains one of the most prominent and yet subversive filmmakers in America. Ever since his “THE FACT THAT THESE entry into the independent film scene FILMS EXIST IS A as the irrepressible prodigy who wrote VICTORY. THE VICTORY the screenplay for Larry Clark’s Kids in 1992, Korine has retained his stature as IS IN THE CREATION.” the ultimate cinematic provocateur. He both intelligently observes modern social milieus and simultaneously thumbs his nose at them. Now approaching middle age, and more influential than ever, Korine remains intentionally sensationalistic and ceaselessly creative. In 1995, Korine was discovered while skateboarding and became the bad boy teen writer behind Kids. He parlayed this success into directing the dreamy portrait of neglect Gummo two years later. With his audacious 1999 digital video drama Julien Donkey-Boy, Korine continued to demonstrate a penchant for fusing experimental, subversive interests with lyrical narrative techniques. Surviving an early career burnout, he resurfaced with a trifecta of insightful works that built on his earlier aesthetic leanings: a surprisingly delicate rumination on identity (Mister Lonely), a gritty quasi-diary film (Trash Humpers), a blistering portrait of American hedonism (Spring Breakers), which yielded significant commercial success. Throughout his career he has also continued as a mixed media artist whose fields include music videos, paintings, photography, publishing, songwriting, and performance art. Eric Kohn, Brooklyn, New York, is the chief film critic and a senior editor for Indiewire as well as the manager of the Criticwire Network. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Cineaste, Filmmaker, and other publications. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.
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Peter Bogdanovich
Interviews Edited by Peter Tonguette
Before he was the Academy Award– nominated director of The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich (b. 1939) interviewed some of cinema’s great masters: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and others. Since becoming an acclaimed filmmaker himself, he has given countless interviews to the press about his own career. This volume collects thirteen of his best, most comprehensive, and most insightful interviews, many long out-of print and several never before published in their entirety. They cover “A MOVIE SHOULD more than forty years of directing, with BE LIKE A DREAM. IT Bogdanovich talking candidly about his great triumphs, such as The Last PicWASHES OVER YOU, ture Show and What’s Up, Doc?, and his YOU DON’T KNOW overlooked gems, such as Daisy Miller WHAT’S AFFECTING and They All Laughed. YOU, YOU CAN’T DO Assembled by acclaimed critic Peter Tonguette, also author of a new critical ANYTHING ABOUT IT; biography of Bogdanovich, these interYOU’RE TAKEN AWAY.” views demonstrate that Bogdanovich is not only one of America’s finest filmmakers, but also one of its most eloquent when discussing film and his own remarkable movies. Peter Tonguette, New Albany, Ohio, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Weekly Standard, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, and many other publications. Also the author of Orson Welles Remembered and The Films of James Bridges, he is author of a forthcoming critical biography of Peter Bogdanovich.
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Conversations with Jerome Charyn
Edited by Sophie Vallas
This volume of fourteen interviews covers the prolific and rich career of author Jerome Charyn (b. 1937). Four of the interviews appear in English for the first time, and two interviews appear here in print for the first time as well. As one of his autobiographical volumes claims, Jerome Charyn is a “Bronx Boy,” a child born from immigrant parents who went through Ellis Island in the 1920s like so many other travelers without luggage, a “little werewolf” who grew up on his own in the chaos of the Bronx ghetto. “I think I was defined “WE’RE RECEIVERS by two things: World War Two and the OF LANGUAGE WHO movies.” His work remains deeply marked by this childhood largely forTHEN TAKE WHAT gotten by the American Dream. While WE RECEIVE AND Charyn has spent much of his life in REINVENT IT IN Paris, he has paradoxically never left the Bronx: “‘El Bronx’ is there inside my INCREDIBLE head, and I revisit it the way HemingMULTIPLES” way would fish the Big Two-Hearted River in his dreams.” His whole work is a long attempt at evoking his own history and celebrating his lifelong marveling at the power of language—“our second skin”—as well as his deep, unflinching belief in the promises of fiction. Since 1964, Charyn has published more than fifty books ranging from fiction to nonfiction and including short stories, very popular crime novels, graphic novels co-written with European artists, essays on American culture and cinema as well as on New York, autobiography, and biography—an ever-changing production that has made it difficult for critics to classify him. And yet in many ways Charyn’s writing thrives on constant currents: the words “voice,” “song,” “undersong,” or “rhythm” return frequently in his interviews as he explains what literature is to him and ceaselessly asserts that he is trying “to find a music for a musicless world,” a language for “people who cannot speak.” Sophie Vallas, Aix-en-Provence, France, teaches at Aix-Marseille Université, France. She has published essays on several American novelists including Paul Auster, Chester Himes, J. D. Salinger, Flannery O’Connor, Jim Harrison, Don DeLillo, and Colum McCann. She is the author of Jerome Charyn et les siens : Autofictions.
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Conversations with David Foster Wallace
Edited by Stephen J. Burn
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Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna
A Children’s Classic at 100 Edited by Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola
Essays by Anke Brouwers, Mio Bryce, Samantha Christensen, Monika Elbert, Marina Endicott, Roxanne Harde, Dorothy Karlin, Patricia Oman, Anthony Pavlik, Ashley N. Reese, Laura M. Robinson, Tanfer Emin Tunç, K. Brenna Wardell, and Janet Wesselius

Faulkner and Film
Edited by Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie
Essays by Deborah Barker, Ivan Delazari, Robert W. Hamblin, Robert Jackson, Julian Murphet, Aaron Nyerges, Riché Richardson, Phil Smith, and Stefan Solomon

Appearing first as a weekly serial in the Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter’s Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America’s western frontier to A THOROUGH live with her wealthy maternal Aunt EXAMINATION Polly in the fictional east coast town of Beldingsville went through forty-seven OF THE CONTEXT printings in seven years and remains AND IMPACT OF in print today in its original version, as THE IRREPRESSIBLY well as in various translations and adapOPTIMISTIC LITERARY tations. The story’s enduring appeal lies in Pollyanna’s sunny personality and DARLING in her glad game, her playful attempt to accentuate the positive in every situation. In celebration of its centenary, this collection of thirteen original essays examines a wide variety of the novel’s themes and concerns, as well as adaptations in film, manga, and translation. In this edited collection on Pollyanna, internationally respected and emerging scholars of children’s literature consider Porter’s work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors focus primarily on the novel itself but also examine Porter’s sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, and the various film versions and translations of the novel. With backgrounds in children’s literature, cultural and film studies, philosophy, and religious studies, these scholars extend critical thinking about Porter’s work beyond the thematic readings that have dominated previous scholarship. Roxanne Harde, Camrose, Alberta, Canada, is associate professor of English, associate dean (Research), and a McCalla University Professor at the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta. She has published extensively on American women writers, children’s literature, and popular culture. Lydia Kokkola, Luleå, Sweden, is professor of English and education at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. She is the author of Fictions of Adolescent Carnality.
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Considering that he worked a stint as a screenwriter, it will come as little surprise that Faulkner has often been called the most cinematic of novelists. Faulkner’s novels were produced in the same high period as the films of classical Hollywood, a reason itself for considering his work alongside this dominant form. Beyond their era, though, A COLLECTION Faulkner’s novels—or the ways in which EXPLORING THE they ask readers to see as well as feel EXTENSIVE CONNEChis world—have much in common with film. That Faulkner was aware of film, TIONS BETWEEN THE and that his novels’ own “thinking” beNOBEL LAUREATE’S trays his profound sense of the medium WORK AND CINEMA and its effects, broadens the contexts in which he can be considered. In a range of approaches, the contributors consider Faulkner’s career as a scenarist and collaborator in Hollywood, the ways his screenplay work and the adaptations of his fiction informed his literary writing, and how Faulkner’s craft anticipates, intersects with, or reflects upon changes in cultural history across the lifespan of cinema. Drawing on film history, critical theory, archival studies of Faulkner’s screenplays, and scholarship about his work in Hollywood, the nine essays show a keen awareness of literary modernism and its relation to film. Peter Lurie, Richmond, Virginia, is associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond. He is the author of Vision’s Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and the Popular Imagination and has published numerous articles on Faulkner and film. Ann J. Abadie, Oxford, Mississippi, is associate director emerita of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the coeditor of numerous volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.
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Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music
Sara Le Menestrel

Listen to This
Victor Svorinich

Miles Davis and “Bitches Brew”

Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

Sara Le Menestrel explores the role of music in constructing, asserting, erasing, and negotiating differences based on the notions of race, ethnicity, class, and region. She discusses established notions and brings to light social stereotypes and hierarchies at work in the evolving French Louisiana music field. She also draws attention to the interactions between oppositions such as black and white, urban and rural, differentiation and creolization, and local and global. Le Menestrel emphasizes the imHOW LOUISIANA portance of desegregating the underMUSICIANS AND AUDIstanding of French Louisiana music and situating it beyond ethnic or racial ENCES NEGOTIATE identifications, amplifying instead the WITH DIFFERENCE AND importance of regional identity. MusiSHAPE A COMMON cal genealogy and categories currently MUSICAL HERITAGE in use rely on a racial construct that frames African and European lineage as an essential difference. Yet as the author samples music in the field and discovers ways music is actually practiced, she reveals how the insistence on origins continually interacts with an emphasis on cultural mixing and creative agency. This book finds French Louisiana musicians navigating between multiple identifications, musical styles, and legacies while market forces, outsiders’ interest, and geographical mobility also contribute to shape musicians’ career strategies and artistic choices. The book also demonstrates the decisive role of nonnatives’ enthusiasm and mobility in the validation, evolution, and reconfiguration of French Louisiana music. Finally, the distinctiveness of South Louisiana from the rest of the country appears to be both nurtured and endured by locals, revealing how political domination and regionalism intertwine. Sara Le Menestrel, Paris, France, is a cultural anthropologist and a research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris. Her research interests include the anthropology of music and the anthropology of disaster through post-Katrina and postRita Louisiana. She is the coeditor of Working the Field: Accounts from French Louisiana, also published by University Press of Mississippi.
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Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis’s watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926– 1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African American consciousness. This new climate served as a catalyst for an experiment that many considered a major departure. Davis’s new music projected rock THE FIRST CLOSE and roll sensibilities, the experimental essence of 1960s’ counterculture, yet CRITICAL TREATMENT also harsh dissonances of African OF THE ALBUM THAT American reality. Many listeners emSHOOK JAZZ WITH ITS braced it, while others misunderstood ELECTRIC SOUND AND and rejected the concoction. Listen to This is not just the story ROCK-INFLUENCED of Bitches Brew. It reveals much of the STYLE legend of Miles Davis—his attitude and will, his grace under pressure, his bands, his relationship to the masses, his business and personal etiquette, and his response to extraordinary social conditions seemingly aligned to bring him down. Svorinich revisits the mystery and skepticism surrounding the album and places it into both a historical and musical context using new interviews, original analysis, recently found recordings, unearthed session data sheets, memoranda, letters, musical transcriptions, scores, and a wealth of other material. Additionally, Listen to This encompasses a thorough examination of producer Teo Macero’s archives and Bitches Brew’s original session reels in order to provide the only complete day-to-day account of the sessions. Victor Svorinich, Whippany, New Jersey, is a music faculty member at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and owner of the Guitar Academy. His published work includes Electric Miles: A Look at the “In a Silent Way” and “On the Corner” Sessions.
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Free Jazz/Black Power
Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli Translated by Grégory Pierrot
In 1971, French jazz critics Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli cowrote Free Jazz/Black Power, a treatise on the racial and political implications of jazz and jazz criticism. It remains a testimony to the long ignored encounter of radical African American music and French left-wing criticism. Carles and Comolli set out to defend a genre vilified by jazz critics on both sides of the Atlantic by exposing the new sound’s ties to African American culture, history, and the political struggle that was raging in the early 1970s. The FOR THE FIRST TIME two offered a political and cultural hisIN ENGLISH, THE tory of black presence in the United States to shed more light on the dubiCLASSIC VOLUME THAT DEVELOPED A RADICAL ous role played by jazz criticism in racial oppression. NEW UNDERSTANDING This analysis critiques the critics, OF FREE JAZZ AND building a work of cultural studies in a time and place where the practice AFRICAN AMERICAN was virtually unknown. The authors CULTURE reached radical conclusions—free jazz was a revolutionary reaction against white domination, was the musical counterpart to the Black Power movement, and was a music that demanded a similar political commitment. The impact of this book is difficult to overstate, as it made readers reconsider their response to African American music. In some cases it changed the way musicians thought about and played jazz. Free Jazz/ Black Power remains indispensable to the study of the relation of American free jazz to European audiences, critics, and artists. Philippe Carles was editor-in-chief at Jazz Magazine from 1971 until 2006. He has coauthored several books on jazz, including Dictionnaire du jazz. Jean-Louis Comolli teaches at Université Paris-VIII, FEMIS, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is a film critic, screenwriter, film director, and jazz author. Grégory Pierrot, is assistant professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford.
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Time in Television Narrative
Edited by Melissa Ames

Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

Essays by Melissa Ames, Frida Beckman, Lucy Bennett, Molly Brost, Jason W. Buel, Sarah Himsel Burcon, Kasey Butcher, Melanie Cattrell, Michael Fuchs, Norman M. Gendelman, Jack Harrison, Colin Irvine, J. P. Kelly, Jordan Lavender-Smith, Casey J. McCormick, Kristi McDuffie, Aris Mousoutzanis, Toni Pape, Gry C. Rustad, Todd M. Sodano, Janani Subramanian, and Timotheus Vermeulen

This collection analyzes twenty-firstcentury American television programs that employ temporal and narrative HOW SHIFTS IN TIME experimentation. These shows play AND STORYLINE with time, slowing it down to unfold CREATE NARRATIVE narrative through time retardation INTRIGUE ON and compression. They disrupt the chronological flow of time itself, using TELEVISION flashbacks and insisting that viewers be able to situate themselves in both the present and the past narrative threads. Although temporal play has existed on the small screen prior to the new millennium, never before has narrative time been so freely adapted in mainstream television. The essayists offer explanations for not only the frequency of time-play in contemporary programming, but also the implications of its sometimes disorienting presence. Drawing upon the fields of cultural studies, television scholarship, and literary studies, as well as overarching theories concerning postmodernity and narratology, Time in Television Narrative offers some critical suggestions. The increasing number of television programs concerned with time may stem from the following: recent scientific approaches to quantum physics and temporality; new conceptions of history and posthistory; or trends in late-capitalistic production and consumption, in the new culture of instantaneity, or in the recent trauma culture amplified after the September 11 attacks. In short, these televisual time experiments may very well be an aesthetic response to the climate from which they derive. These essays analyze both ends of this continuum and also attend to another crucial variable: the television viewer watching this new temporal play. Melissa Ames, Champaign, Illinois, is assistant professor of English at Eastern Illinois University. She is coeditor of Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication across Media.
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The State of Health and Health Care in Mississippi
Edited by Mario J. Azevedo
Contributions by Azad R. Bhuiyan, Bruce Brackin, David Brown, Joyce BucknerBrown, David Bundi, Gerri Cannon-Smith, Moe Choudhry, Fazlay Faruque, Johnny Gilleylen Sr., Juanita Graham, Sandra Hayes, Lennette J. Ivy, Barbara H. Johnson, Mohamed Kanu, Mukesh Kumar, Edmund Merem, Brandi Newkirk-Turner, Gwendolyn S. Prater, Wesley Spencer Prater, Mohammad Shahbazi, Susie Spence, Monica Taylor-Jones, Yaw Twumasi, Vernesia Wilson, Sudha Yerramili, and Lei Zhang

The Mississippi Secession Convention
Timothy B. Smith

Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861–1865

This multidisciplinary book provides the most accurate and most recent SURVEY OF THE information on health and health care in HEALTH CARE CRISIS IN the state of Mississippi. The editor and ONE OF THE NATION’S contributors explain why the state finds itself in precarious health conditions POOREST STATES and reveal the prevailing circumstances as the state debates a path toward a comprehensive health care system for its citizens. They show who has had access to good health care and celebrate the heroes who struggled to provide health care to all Mississippians. The essays contribute to the debate on how the health care system might be restructured, reconstructed, or adjusted to meet the needs of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and national origin. The issue of health disparities and socioeconomic status leads to a relevant discussion of whether health and access to quality care are a right of all people, or the privilege of a few. The volume offers a clear understanding of health care trends in the state from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries up to the present and the prospects of transcending the obstacles of its own creation over the past two centuries. It likewise highlights the economic challenges that Mississippi confronts and how wise and realistic its priorities are in meeting the needs of its diverse populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities.

The Mississippi Secession Convention is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such a breech. Based largely on primary sources, this book provides a unique insight into the broader secession movement. There was more to the secession convention than the mere act of leaving the Union, which was done only three days into the deliberations. The THE FIRST EXAMINArest of the three-week January 1861 TION OF THE ENTIRE meeting as well as an additional week CONVENTION AND THE in March saw the delegates debate and pass a number of important ordinances MEN WHO DELIBERthat for a time governed the state. As ATED THERE seen through the eyes of the delegates themselves, with rich research into each member, this book provides a compelling overview of the entire proceeding. The effects of the convention gain the most analysis in this study, including the political processes that, after the momentous vote, morphed into unlikely alliances. Those on opposite ends of the secession question quickly formed new political allegiances in a predominantly Confederate-minded convention. These new political factions formed largely over the issues of central versus local authority, which quickly played into Confederate versus state issues during the Civil War. In addition, author Timothy B. Smith considers the lasting consequences of defeat, looking into the effect secession and war had on the delegates themselves and, by extension, their state, Mississippi. Timothy B. Smith, Adamsville, Tennessee, teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of twelve books, including Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front and James Z. George: Mississippi’s Great Commoner (both published by University Press of Mississippi).
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Mario J. Azevedo, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Pearl, Mississippi, former chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, former associate dean of the School of Health Sciences, and former dean of the College of Public Service is interim chair and professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Jackson State University.
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Southern Ladies and Suffragists
Julia Ward Howe and Women’s Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World’s Fair Miki Pfeffer
Women from all over the country came to New Orleans in 1884 for the Woman’s Department of the Cotton Centennial Exposition, that portion of the World’s Fair exhibition devoted to the celebration of women’s affairs and industry. Their conversations and interactions played out as a drama of personalities and sectionalism at a transitional moment in the history of the nation. These women planted seeds at the Exposition that would have otherwise taken decades to drift southward. A CLOSE LOOK AT THE This book chronicles the successes and setbacks of a lively cast of postISSUES OF GENDER bellum women in the first Woman’s AND POWER AT THE Department at a world’s fair in the Deep 1884 WORLD’S FAIR IN South. From a wide range of primary NEW ORLEANS documents, Miki Pfeffer re-creates the sounds and sights of 1884 New Orleans after the Civil War and Reconstruction. She focuses on how difficult unity was to achieve, even when diverse women professed a common goal. Such celebrities as Julia Ward Howe and Susan B. Anthony brought national debates on women’s issues to the South for the first time, and journalists and ordinary women reacted. At the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, the Woman’s Department became a petri dish where cultures clashed but where women from across the country exchanged views on propriety, jobs, education, and suffrage. Pfeffer memorializes women’s exhibits of handwork, literary and scientific endeavors, inventions, and professions, but she proposes that the real impact of the six-month long event was a shift in women’s self-conceptions of their public and political lives. For those New Orleans ladies who were ready to seize the opportunity of this uncommon forum, the Woman’s Department offered a future that they had barely imagined. Miki Pfeffer, Thibodaux, Louisiana, is an independent researcher and native New Orleanian whose work has appeared in the Encyclopedia of World’s Fairs and Expositions and in journals such as the Louisiana Historical Journal and La Creole.
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The Architecture of William Nichols

Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi Paul Hardin Kapp with Todd Sanders Foreword by William Seale
The Architecture of William Nichols is the first comprehensive biography and monograph of a significant yet overlooked architect in the American South. William Nichols designed three major university campuses—the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama, and the University of Mississippi. He also designed the first state capitols of North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. Nichols’s architecture profoundly influenced the built landscape of the South but due to fire, neglect, and demolition, much of his work was A RESTORATION OF lost and history has nearly forgotten his THE LEGACY OF ONE tremendous legacy. OF THE SOUTH’S In his research onsite and through archives in North Carolina, Alabama, MOST PROLIFIC Louisiana, and Mississippi, Paul Hardin AND INFLUENTIAL Kapp has produced a narrative of the ARCHITECTS BEFORE life and times of William Nichols that THE CIVIL WAR weaves together the elegant work of this architect with the aspirations and challenges of the antebellum South. It is richly illustrated with over two hundred archival photographs and drawings from the Historic American Building Survey. Paul Hardin Kapp, Urbana, Illinois, is director of the Historic Preservation Program and associate professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is coeditor of SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City. From 2002 until 2008, he was the historical architect and campus historic preservation manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Todd Sanders, Jackson, Mississippi, works in the Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. He is the author of Jackson’s North State Street.
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Anywhere But Here

Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond Edited by Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner
Contributions by Keiko Araki, Ikaweba Bunting, Kimberly Cleveland, Amy Caldwell de Farias, Kimberly Gant, Danielle Legros Georges, Douglas W. Leonard, John Maynard, Kendahl Radcliffe, Edward L. Robinson Jr., Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

Searching for the New Black Man
Ronda C. Henry Anthony


Black Masculinity and Women’s Bodies

Anywhere But Here brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the eighteenth century. The book embraces historian Paul Gilroy’s prominent thesis in The Black RECENT SCHOLARSHIP Atlantic and posits arguments beyond THAT EXPANDS THE The Black Atlantic’s traditional organization and symbolism. BOUNDARIES OF PAUL These essays expand categories GILROY’S THE BLACK and suggest patterns that have united ATLANTIC individuals and communities across the African diaspora. They highlight the stories of people who, from their intercultural and often marginalized positions, challenged the status quo, created international alliances, cultivated expertise and cultural fluency abroad, as well as crafted physical and intellectual spaces for their self-expression and dignity to thrive. What, for example, connects the eighteenth-century Igbo author Olaudah Equiano with 1940s literary figure Richard Wright; nineteenth-century expatriate anthropologist Antenor Fermin with 1960s Haitian émigrés to the Congo; Japanese Pan-Asianists and Southern Hemisphere Aboriginal activists with Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey; or Angela Davis with artists of the British Black Arts Movement, Ingrid Pollard and Zarina Bhimji? They are all part of a mapping that reaches across and beyond the boundaries typically associated with the “Black Atlantic.” Kendahl Radcliffe, Long Beach, California, is a lecturer of African American studies at University of California–Los Angeles and assistant professor of history at El Camino College, Compton Center. Jennifer Scott, Brooklyn, New York, is an assistant professor at the New School for Public Engagement, Parsons School of Art and Design History and Theory, and Pratt Institute Graduate School of Arts and Design. Anja Werner, Berlin, Germany, is an independent historian. Her publications include The Transatlantic World of Higher Education: Americans at German Universities, 1776–1914.
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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 bound up with their complicated relation to white men HOW WOMEN’S and normative masculinity. The historiBODIES FUNCTION cal context in which this study couches WITHIN PRODUCTIONS these struggles highlights the extent to which shifting socioeconomic circumOF IDEAL AND stances dictate the ideological, cultural, PROGRESSIVE BLACK and emotional terms upon which black MASCULINITIES IN men conceptualize identity. Yet, Henry Anthony quickly moves AFRICAN AMERICAN to texts that challenge traditional LITERATURE constructions of black masculinity. In these 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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The Port Royal Experiment
A Case Study in Development Kevin Dougherty
The Port Royal Experiment builds on classic scholarship to present not a historical narrative but a study of what is now called development and nation building. The Port Royal Experiment was a joint governmental and private effort begun during the Civil War to transition former slaves to freedom and self-sufficiency. Port Royal Harbor and the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina were liberated by Union Troops in 1861. As the Federal advance began, the white plantation owners and residents fled, abandoning apAN EXAMINATION OF proximately 10,000 black slaves. SeverTHE EMANCIPATED al private Northern charity organizations stepped in to help the former ISLANDS OF THE slaves become self-sufficient. NonetheCAROLINA COAST less, the Port Royal Experiment was THAT SHEDS LIGHT ON only a mixed success and was contested by efforts to restore the status quo THE DIFFICULTIES OF of white dominance. Return to home NATION BUILDING rule then undid much of what the experiment accomplished. The Port Royal Experiment divides into ten chapters, each of which is designed to treat a particular aspect of the experience. Topics include planning considerations, philanthropic society activity, civil society, economic development, political development, and resistance. Each chapter presents the case study in the context of more recent developmental and nation-building efforts in such places as Bosnia, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Modern readers will see that the challenges that faced the Port Royal Experiment remain relevant, even as their solutions remain elusive. Kevin Dougherty, Charleston, South Carolina, is a tactical officer and adjunct professor at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis, Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience, and Weapons of Mississippi, all published by University Press of Mississippi.
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Gone to the Grave
Abby Burnett

Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850–1950

Before there was a death care industry where professional funeral directors offered embalming and other services, residents of the Arkansas Ozarks—and, for that matter, people throughout the South—buried their own dead. Every part of the complicated, labor-intensive process was handled within the deceased’s community. This process included preparation of the body for burial, making a wooden coffin, digging the grave, and overseeing the burial ceremony, as well as observing a wide variety of customs and superstiA RICH SURVEY OF tions. FOLK PRACTICES These traditions, especially in rural PRIOR TO MORTUARIES communities, remained the norm up through the end of World War II, after AND THE FUNERAL which a variety of factors, primarily the INDUSTRY loss of manpower and the rise of the funeral industry, brought about the end of most customs. Gone to the Grave, a meticulous autopsy of this now vanished way of life and death, documents mourning and practical rituals through interviews, diaries and reminiscences, obituaries, and a wide variety of other sources. Abby Burnett covers attempts to stave off death; passings that, for various reasons, could not be mourned according to tradition; factors contributing to high maternal and infant mortality; and the ways in which loss was expressed through obituaries and epitaphs. A concluding chapter examines early undertaking practices and the many angles funeral industry professionals worked to convince the public of the need for their services. Abby Burnett, Kingston, Arkansas, is a former freelance newspaper reporter. She is the author of When the Presbyterians Came to Kingston: Kingston Community Church, 1917–1951.
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The Grenada Revolution
Reflections and Lessons Edited by Wendy C. Grenade
Contributions by Horace G. Campbell, Ralph E. Gonsalves, Kari H. I. Grenade, Wendy C. Grenade, David Hinds, Curtis Jacobs, Tennyson S. D. Joseph, Patsy Lewis, Don Marshall, Brian Meeks, and Hilbourne A. Watson

Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory
Brian Meeks
These essays by Brian Meeks, a noted public intellectual in the Caribbean, reflect on Caribbean politics, particularly radical politics and ideologies in the postcolonial era. But his essays also explain the peculiarities of the contemporary neoliberal period while searching for pathways beyond the current plight. In the first part, titled “Theoretical Forays,” Meeks makes a conscious attempt to engage with contemporary Caribbean political thought at a moment of flux and search for a releA WELL-KNOWN vant theoretical language and style to PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL’S both explicate the Caribbean’s recent INTENSE ENGAGEMENT past and confront the difficult conditions of the early twenty-first century. WITH POLITICS IN The next part, “Caribbean Questions,” THE CONTEMPORARY both retrospective and biographical, CARIBBEAN retraces the author’s own engagement with the University of the West Indies, the short-lived but influential Caribbean Black Power movement, the work of seminal Trinidadian thinker and activist Lloyd Best, Cuba’s relationship with Jamaica, and the crisis and collapse of the Grenada Revolution. As evident in its title, “Jamaican Journeys,” the concluding section excerpts and extracts from a longer, more sustained engagement with Jamaican politics and society. Much of Meeks’s argument builds around the notion that Jamaica faces a crucial moment, as the author seeks to chart and explain its convoluted political path and dismal economic performance over the past three decades. Meeks remains surprisingly optimistic as he suggests that despite the emptying of sovereignty in the increasingly globalized world, windows to enhanced human development might open through greater democracy and popular inclusion. Brian Meeks, Kingston, Jamaica, is professor of social and political change at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. He has published nine books and edited collections, including Caribbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory and Envisioning Caribbean Futures: Jamaican Perspectives.
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Grenada experienced much turmoil in the 1970s and 1980s, culminating in an armed Marxist revolution, a bloody military coup, and finally in 1983 Operation Urgent Fury, a United States–led invasion. Wendy C. Grenade combines various perspectives to tell a A DETAILED EXAMINACaribbean story about this revolution, TION OF THE BROAD weaving together historical accounts of slain Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, IMPLICATIONS OF MARXIST REVOLUTION, the New Jewel Leftist Movement, and contemporary analysis. There is much POLITICS, AND THE controversy: though the Organization EVENTUAL INVASION of American States formally requested intervention from President Ronald OF THE ISLAND Reagan, world media coverage was NATION largely negative and skeptical, if not baffled, by the action, which resulted in a rapid defeat and the deposition of the Revolutionary Military Council. By examining the possibilities and contradictions of the Grenada Revolution, the contributors draw upon thirty years of hindsight to illuminate a crucial period of the Cold War. Beyond geopolitics, the book interrogates but transcends the nuances and peculiarities of Grenada’s political history to situate this revolution in its larger Caribbean and global context. In doing so, contributors seek to unsettle old debates while providing fresh understandings about a critical period in the Caribbean’s postcolonial experience. This collection throws into sharp focus the centrality of the Grenada Revolution, offering a timely contribution to Caribbean scholarship and to wider understanding of politics in small developing, postcolonial societies. Wendy C. Grenade, Grenada, West Indies, is a lecturer in political science, Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She has authored several scholarly articles on politics in Grenada.
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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles
Jan Brokken Translated by Scott Rollins

Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin’s Heart

In October 1999, eleven Antilleans attended the service held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin’s death. This service, held in the Warsaw church where the composer’s heart is kept in an urn, was an opportunity for these Antilleans to express their debt of gratitude to Chopin, whose influence is central to Antillean music history. Press coverage of this event caused Dutch novelist and author Jan Brokken to start writing this book, based on notes he took while living on Curaçao from 1993 to 2002. AN EXPLORATION On Curaçao, the history and legacy OF AN OVERLOOKED of slavery shaped culture and music, CARIBBEAN MUSICAL affecting all the New World. Brokken’s portraits of prominent Dutch Antillean TRADITION AND THE composers are interspersed with culEUROPEAN, AFRICAN, tural and music history. He puts the AND NEW WORLD Dutch Caribbean’s contributions into a broader context by also examining the INFLUENCES THAT nineteenth-century works by pianist CREATED IT Louis Moreau Gottschalk from New Orleans and Manuel Saumell from Cuba. Brokken explores the African component of Dutch Antillean music—examining the history of the rhythm and music known as tambú as well as American jazz pianist Chick Corea’s fascination with the tumba rhythm from Curaçao. The book ends with a discussion of how recent Dutch Caribbean adaptations of European dance forms have shifted from a classical approach to contemporary forms of Latin jazz. Jan Brokken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, was a journalist for several major Dutch papers. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novels The Blind Passengers, The Sad Champion, Jungle Rudy, In The Poets House, and Baltic Souls. His works have been translated into several languages. Scott Rollins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been a cultural entrepreneur in music, literature, and film for more than forty years. He has published three volumes of his own poetry, and his translations of Dutch and Flemish poetry have appeared in the Boston Review, Callaloo, and Five Fingers Review, among others.
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The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming
Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity Kenneth Schweitzer

Decolonization in St. Lucia
Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945–2010 Tennyson S. D. Joseph

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The Black Carib Wars

Haiti and the Americas

Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna Christopher Taylor
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Edited by Carla Calargé, Raphael Dalleo, Luis Duno-Gottberg, and Clevis Headley
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Patrick Chamoiseau The Caribbean Novel since 1945
A Critical Introduction Wendy Knepper
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Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State Michael Niblett

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Caribbean Visionary

A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation Selwyn R. Cudjoe

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The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev
Volume I Edited by Jack V. Haney
The folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev represent the largest single collection of folktales in any European language and perhaps in the world. Widely regarded as the Russian Grimm, Afanas’ev collected folktales from throughout the Russian Empire in what are now regarded as the three East Slavic languages, Byelorusian, Russian, and Ukrainian. The result of his own collecting, the collecting of friends and correspondents, and in a few cases his publishing of works from earlier and forgotten collections is truly phenomenal. In his lifetime, Afanas’ev THE FIRST VOLUME OF published more than 575 tales in his A COMPREHENSIVE most popular and best known work, GATHERING OF TALES Narodnye russkie skazki. In addition to this basic collection, he prepared a FROM THE RUSSIAN volume of Russian legends, many on GRIMM religious themes, an anthology of mildly obscene tales, and voluminous writings on Slavic folk life and Slavic mythology. His works were subject to the strict censorship of ecclesiastical and state authorities that lasted until the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of the twentieth century. Overwhelmingly, his particular emendations were of a stylistic nature, while those of the censors mostly concerned content. The censored tales are generally not included in this volume. Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of Afanas’ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov’s edition, widely regarded as the authoritative Russian-language version. The present edition includes commentaries to each tale as well as its international classification number. Jack V. Haney, Seattle, Washington, is a retired professor of Slavic languages and literatures, University of Washington, and is the translator and editor of Long, Long Tales from the Russian North (published by University Press of Mississippi).
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A Vulgar Art
Ian Brodie

A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

In A Vulgar Art Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, leveraging the discipline’s central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy is a rather broad category, people who study it often begin by relating it to something they recognize such as literature or theatre, and analyze it accordingly. A Vulgar Art begins with a more fundamental observation: someone is standing in front of a group of people, talking to them directly, and trying to make THE FIRST EXAMINAthem laugh. So this book takes the moTION OF STAND-UP ment of performance as its focus and shows that stand-up comedy is a colCOMEDY THROUGH THE LENS OF FOLKLORE laborative act between the comedian and the audience. Although the form of talk on the stage resembles talk among friends and intimates in social settings, standup comedy remains a profession. As such, it requires performance outside of the comedian’s own community to gain larger and larger audiences. How do comedians re-create that atmosphere of intimacy in a roomful of strangers? This book regards everything from microphones to clothing and LPs to twitter as strategies for bridging the spatial, temporal, and sociocultural distances between the performer and the audience. Ian Brodie, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, is associate professor of folklore at Cape Breton University. He has served as president of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada and is currently the editor for Contemporary Legend: The Journal of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research.
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Behold the Proverbs of a People
Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics Wolfgang Mieder
The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom’s international currency. The first section of the book focuses on the field of paremiology (proverb studies) in general, the spread of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of modern proverbs. The second section analyzes the use of proverbs in the world of politics, including a chapter on President Obama, while the third THE PREEMINENT concentrates on the uses of proverbs SCHOLAR OF in literature. The final section ends with detailed cultural studies of the origin, PROVERBS ADDRESSES history, dissemination, use, function, THE IMMENSE and meaning of specific proverbs. CULTURAL IMPACT Noted scholar Wolfgang Mieder OF PROVERBS shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature, and politics. Proverbs remain WORLDWIDE part and parcel of oral and written communication, and, he demonstrates, they deserve to be studied from a range of viewpoints. While various chapters deal with a variety of issues and approaches, they cohere through a rhetorical perspective that looks at the text, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy impact on culture and society. Whether proverbs appear in everyday speech, on the radio, on television, in films, on the pages of newspapers or magazines, in advertisements, in literary works, or in political speeches, they serve as formulaic verbal devices to add authoritative weight through tradition, convention, and wisdom. Wolfgang Mieder, Williston, Vermont, is University Distinguished Professor of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont. He has published well over one hundred books and is the leading expert on proverbs in the world. He is the founding editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship.
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Legend-Tripping Online
Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat Michael Kinsella

The Library of Congress Letters, 1935–1945 Edited by Ronald D. Cohen

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The Story-Time of the British Empire
Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics Sadhana Naithani


Contemporary Folklore on the Internet Russell Frank

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Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Edited by Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara

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Autobiographical Comics
Life Writing in Pictures Elisabeth El Refaie
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Dave Sim

Conversations Edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

Japanese Animation
East Asian Perspectives Edited by Masao Yokato and Tze-yue G. Hu

Mississippi in the Civil War
The Home Front Timothy B. Smith
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The Black Cultural Front
Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation Brian Dolinar

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Never before available in English, East Asian critiques and discussion of a powerful Japanese export and popular art form Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-179-4

How the aftermath of the Great Depression convinced several African American writers to adopt a leftist outlook Paper $30.00D 978-1-62846-171-8 Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies

He Stopped Loving Her Today

Joan Blondell

George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the Pretty-Much Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time Jack Isenhour

A Life between Takes Matthew Kennedy

Perilous Place, Powerful Storms

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Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana Craig E. Colten

The Civil War in Mississippi
Major Campaigns and Battles Michael B. Ballard
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a country music masterpiece Paper $25.00T 978-1-62846-166-4 American Made Music Series

A history of overreaching, gridlock, intrigue, and the final catastrophic results along America’s most vulnerable coastline Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-167-1

Searching for the New Black Man

Howard Chaykin

Conversations Edited by Brannon Costello

Black Masculinity and Women’s Bodies Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Wide-ranging discussions with the comics artist known for the groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-177-0 Conversations with Comic Artists Series

The Lakes of Pontchartrain
Their History and Environments Robert W. Hastings
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Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

Walt before Mickey

Chronicles of a Modern Woman Edited by Darlene Harbour Unrue
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Disney’s Early Years, 1919–1928 Timothy S. Susanin Foreword by Diane Disney Miller
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Alice Faye

A Life Beyond the Silver Screen Jane Lenz Elder

Gloria Swanson

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Ready for Her Close-Up Tricia Welsch

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Writings of Lafcadio Hearn Edited and with an introduction by S. Frederick Starr
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Louisiana Rambles

The French Quarter of New Orleans

Exploring America’s Cajun and Creole Heartland Ian McNulty

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Text By Jim Fraiser Photographs By West Freeman

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The Cajuns

Americanization of a People Shane K. Bernard

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Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens The Garden District of New Orleans

Creole Trombone

Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz John McCusker

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Text by Jim Fraiser Photographs by West Freeman

l’histoire racontée aux jeunes Shane K. Bernard Traduit de l’anglais par Faustine Hillard
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Louisiana Voyages

Dictionary of Louisiana French

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The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole Martha R. Field Edited by Joan B. McLaughlin and Jack McLaughlin

As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities Senior editor Albert Valdman Associate editor Kevin J. Rottet
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The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak

Livestock Brands and Marks
An Unexpected Bayou Country History: 1822–1946 Pioneer Families: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Christopher E. Cenac, Sr. with Claire Domangue Joller Foreword by Clifton Theriot

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Madame Vieux Carré
The French Quarter in the Twentieth Century Scott S. Ellis

A New Orleans Family Memoir Randy Fertel

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New Orleans con Sabor Latino

The History and Passion of Latino Cooking Zella Palmer Cuadra Photography by Natalie Root Foreword by Chef Adolfo Garcia
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New Orleans Sketches
William Faulkner Edited by Carvel Collins
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The Snare

Elizabeth Spencer Introduction by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw

Voodoo Queen

Out of the Shadow of Leprosy

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The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau Martha Ward

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The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family Claire Manes Foreword by Marcia Gaudet


An Illustrated History Shane K. Bernard Foreword by Paul C. P. McIlhenny
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You Are Where You Eat New Orleans Cuisine
Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories Edited by Susan Tucker Introduction by S. Frederick Starr
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Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans Elsa Hahne

Une Belle Maison Sacred Light

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

The Lombard Plantation House in New Orleans’s Bywater S. Frederick Starr Photography and illustrations by Robert S. Brantley

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Second Line Rescue

A Unique Slant of Light

Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita Edited by Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl

New Orleans Memories
One Writer’s City Carolyn Kolb
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The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana Edited by Michael Sartisky and J. Richard Gruber Associate Editor, John R. Kemp

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Women Pioneers of the Louisiana

Environmental Movement Peggy Frankland with Susan Tucker

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