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Regionalism and the humanities / edited and with an introduction by Timothy R. Mahoney and Wendy J. Katz.

Contributor(s): Mahoney, Timothy R, 1953- | Katz, Wendy Jean.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 343 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803220461; 0803220464.Subject(s): Regionalism -- United States | Humanities -- Study and teaching -- United States | Regionalism in literature | National characteristics, American, in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Regionalism and the humanities.DDC classification: 320.973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: Regionalism and the humanities : decline or revival? / Wendy J. Katz & Timothy R. Mahoney -- Sensing place : the authority of nature -- Dangerous ground : landscape in American fiction / Annie Proulx -- The ec(h)ological conscience : reflections on the nature of human presence in Great Plains environmental writing / William Slaymaker -- "I don't know, but I ain't lost" : defining the Southwest / Mark Busby -- A border runs through it : looking at regionalism through architecture in the Southwest / Maggie Valentine -- Constructing place : the possibility of local representation -- Willa Cather's case : region and reputation / Guy Reynolds -- Dwelling within the place worth seeking : the Midwest, regional identity, and internal histories / Ginette Aley -- Gendered Boosterism : the "doctor's wife" writes from the new Northwest / Barbara Handy-Marchello -- "With powder smoke and profanity" : genre conventions, regional identity, and the palisade gunfight hoax / Nicolas S. Witschi -- Place is a relationship : regionalism, nationalism, and transnationalism -- Regionalism and the realities of naming / Stephen C. Behrendt -- The Midwest as a colony : transnational regionalism / Edward Watts -- Transcending the urban-rural divide : Willa Cather's Thea Kronborg goes to Chicago / Mark A. Robison -- Preaching the Gospel of higher vaudeville : Vachel Lindsay's poetic journey from Springfield, Illinois, across America, and back / Larry W. Moore -- Place is political : creating regional cultures -- State pieces in the U.S. regions puzzle : Nevada and the problem of fit / Cheryll Glotfelty -- Imagining place : Nebraska territory, 1854-1867 / Kurt E. Kinbacher -- Architecture crosses region : building in the Grecian style / Patrick Lee Lucas -- Societies and soirees : musical life and regional character in the South Atlantic / Michael Saffle -- List of contributors -- Index.
Summary: In the volume's inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundament.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Regionalism and the humanities : decline or revival? / Wendy J. Katz & Timothy R. Mahoney -- Sensing place : the authority of nature -- Dangerous ground : landscape in American fiction / Annie Proulx -- The ec(h)ological conscience : reflections on the nature of human presence in Great Plains environmental writing / William Slaymaker -- "I don't know, but I ain't lost" : defining the Southwest / Mark Busby -- A border runs through it : looking at regionalism through architecture in the Southwest / Maggie Valentine -- Constructing place : the possibility of local representation -- Willa Cather's case : region and reputation / Guy Reynolds -- Dwelling within the place worth seeking : the Midwest, regional identity, and internal histories / Ginette Aley -- Gendered Boosterism : the "doctor's wife" writes from the new Northwest / Barbara Handy-Marchello -- "With powder smoke and profanity" : genre conventions, regional identity, and the palisade gunfight hoax / Nicolas S. Witschi -- Place is a relationship : regionalism, nationalism, and transnationalism -- Regionalism and the realities of naming / Stephen C. Behrendt -- The Midwest as a colony : transnational regionalism / Edward Watts -- Transcending the urban-rural divide : Willa Cather's Thea Kronborg goes to Chicago / Mark A. Robison -- Preaching the Gospel of higher vaudeville : Vachel Lindsay's poetic journey from Springfield, Illinois, across America, and back / Larry W. Moore -- Place is political : creating regional cultures -- State pieces in the U.S. regions puzzle : Nevada and the problem of fit / Cheryll Glotfelty -- Imagining place : Nebraska territory, 1854-1867 / Kurt E. Kinbacher -- Architecture crosses region : building in the Grecian style / Patrick Lee Lucas -- Societies and soirees : musical life and regional character in the South Atlantic / Michael Saffle -- List of contributors -- Index.

In the volume's inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundament.

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Timothy R. Mahoney is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln and project administrator of the Plains Humanities Alliance. He is the author of Provincial Lives: Middle-Class Experience in the Antebellum Middle West and River Towns in the Great West: The Structure of Provincial Urbanization in the American Midwest, 1820--1870 .   Wendy J. Katz is an associate professor of art history at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. She is the author of Regionalism and Reform: Art and Class Formation in Antebellum Cincinnati .   Contributors include Ginette Aley, Stephen C. Behrendt, Mark Busby, Cheryll Glotfelty, Barbara Handy-Marchello, Kurt E. Kinbacher, Patrick Lee Lucas, Larry W. Moore, Annie Proulx, Guy Reynolds, Mark A. Robison, Michael Saffle, William Slaymaker, Maggie Valentine, Edward Watts, and Nicolas S. Witschi.

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