Regionalism and the Humanities

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Januar 2009



Explains that cultivating regionalism lies at the centre of the humanist endeavour. This work discusses the landscapes in American fiction, and 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.


Introduction: Regionalism and the Humanities: Decline or Revival? - Wendy J. Katz and Timothy R. Mahoney Part One - Sensing Place: The Authority of Nature 1. Dangerous Ground: Landscape in American Fiction - Annie Proulx; 2. The Ec(h)ological Conscience: Reflections on the Nature of Human Presence in Environmental Essays by Eisley, Janovy, and Jackson - William Slaymaker; 3. "I don't know, but I ain't lost:" Defining the Southwest - Mark Busby; 4. A Border Runs Through It: Regional Architecture of the Southwest - Maggie Valentine Part Two - Constructing Place: The Possibility of Local Representation 5. Willa Cather's Case: Region and Reputation - Guy Reynolds; 6. Dwelling Within the Place Worth Seeking: Regional Identity, Internal Histories, and the Midwest - Ginette Aley; 7. The "Doctor's Wife" Writes from the Northern Plains - Barbara Handy-Marchello; 8. The Pleasures of Expectations Met: Popular Genre Forms and the Making of a Sense of Regoin - Nicolas S. Witschi Part Three - Place is a Relationship: Regionalism, Nationalism, and Transnationalism 9. Regionalism and Realities of Naming - Stephen C. Behrendt; 10. The Midwest as a Colony: Transnational Regionalism - Edward Watts; 11. Transcending the Urban-Rural Divide: Cather's Thea Kronberg Goes to Chicago - Mark A. Robison; 12. Preaching to the Gospel of Higher Vaudeville: Vachel Lindsay's Poetic Journey from Springfield, Illinois, across America, and Back - Larry W. Moore Part Four - Place is Political: Creating Regional Cultures 13. State Pieces in the U.S. Regions Puzzle: Nevada and the Problem of Fit - Cheryll Glotfelty; 14. Imagining Place: Nebraska Territory, 1854-1867 - Kurt E. Kinbacher; 15. Architecture Crosses Region: Building in the Grecian Style - Patrick Lee Lucas; 16. Musical Life in the South Atlantic: Yesterday and Today - Michael Saffle


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 .


"There is grist here for everyone's mill, and the University of Nebraska Press is to be commended for producing this thought-provoking volume."--John E./i>--John E. Miller "Great Plains Quarterly "
EAN: 9780803276345
ISBN: 0803276346
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 343 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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