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Swamp Souths : literary and cultural ecologies

Title
Swamp Souths : literary and cultural ecologies / edited by Kirstin L. Squint, Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Anthony Wilson.
Publication
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2020]

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Description
ix, 303 pages : maps; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Southern literary studies
Uniform Title
Southern literary studies.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
Sc E 21-775
ISBN
  • 9780807172384
  • 0807172383
LCCN
2019045801
Title
Swamp Souths : literary and cultural ecologies / edited by Kirstin L. Squint, Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, Anthony Wilson.
Publisher
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2020]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Creator/Contributor Characteristics
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members
Series
Southern literary studies
Southern literary studies.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
""Swamp Souths: Literary and Cultural Ecologies" expands the geographical scope of scholarship about southern swamps. Although the physical environments that form its central subjects are scattered throughout the southeastern United States-the Atchafalaya, the Okefenokee, the Mississippi River delta, the Everglades, and the Great Dismal Swamp-this evocative collection challenges fixed notions of place and foregrounds the ways in which ecosystems shape cultures and creations on both local and global scales. Across seventeen scholarly essays, along with a critical introduction and afterword, "Swamp Souths" introduces new frameworks for thinking about swamps in the South and beyond, with emphasis on subjects including Indigenous studies, ecocriticism, intersectional feminism, and the tropical sublime. The volume analyzes canonical writers such as William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, but it also investigates contemporary literary works by Randall Kenan and Karen Russell, the films "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "My Louisiana Love," and music ranging from swamp rock and zydeco to Beyoncé's visual album "Lemonade." Navigating a complex assemblage of places and ecosystems, the contributors argue with passion and critical rigor for considering anew the literary and cultural work that swamps do. This dynamic collection of scholarship proves that swampy approaches to southern spaces possess increased relevance in an era of climate change and political crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note
ED: HIGH POINT U & EAST CAROLINA U. COLL. OF PAPERS BASED ON 2015 CONFERENCE.
Added Author
Squint, Kirstin L., 1973- editor.
Anderson, Eric Gary, 1960- editor.
Hagood, Taylor, 1975- editor.
Wilson, Anthony, 1975- editor.
Research Call Number
Sc E 21-775
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