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American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary (The New Southern Studies) (The New Southern Studies Ser.) by [Deborah Barker, Kathryn McKee, Briallen Hopper, Chris Cagel, Christopher J. Smith, Jay Watson, Leigh Anne Duck, Matthew Bernstein, Melanie Benson Taylor, R. Brasell, Robert Andrew Jackson, Sharon Monteith, Tara McPherson, Valerie Ann Smith, Ryan De Rosa]

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Deborah Barker and Kathryn McKee’s American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary draws the imagined South brilliantly and broadly, as a set of images, sounds, and narratives that help produce an American cinema and as a reservoir for values in need of salvage or denial and contradictions in need of resolution. Placing the New Southern Studies in conversation with film studies, this book is simply the best edited collection available on film and the U.S. South.

-- Grace Hale ― associate professor of history and American studies, University of Virginia

Besides adeptly taking on concepts and questions circulating in the field, American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary intervenes in new exciting ways, “rereading the South” (old, new and postmodern) and insightfully interrogating the South on film, from Birth of a Nation to “Birmingham Sunday,” Slacker and beyond. This deft anthology makes great reading for anyone wanting to understand the development of the cinematic South; for an educated general audience, as well as graduate courses in cinema studies and American studies.

-- Ed Guerrero ― associate professor of cinema studies and Africana studies, New York University

With essays dealing with everything from True Blood and Slackers to the "watermelon pictures" of very early cinema, this is not your hippie aunt's "Southern Imaginary." Edgy yet teachable, with essays by many of the best younger scholars in the field, Barker and McKee's landmark collection reminds us why "the South" remains central to the Hollywood―and indie―imaginary.

-- Jon Smith ― coeditor of Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies

Holding a copy of American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary inspires the feeling of receiving something long overdue. . . . The editors and essayists responsible for this thoroughly impressive collection have made an invaluable contribution to the ongoing effort to revise and expand possibilities for bringing representations of the South into illuminating focus.

-- Ted Atkinson ― Journal of Southern History
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

JAY WATSON is the Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Forensic Fictions: The Lawyer Figure in Faulkner (Georgia) and editor of Conversations with Larry Brown and Faulkner and Whiteness.

LEIGH ANNE DUCK is an assistant professor of English at the University of Memphis.

MATTHEW H. BERNSTEIN is professor, chair, and director of graduate studies in the Film Studies Department at Emory University. He is author or editor of four books, including John Ford Made Westerns: Filming the Legend in the Sound Era and Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent.

MELANIE BENSON TAYLOR is an assistant professor of English and Native American studies at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Disturbing Calculations: The Economics of Identity in Postcolonial Southern Literature, 1912–2002 and Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause (both Georgia).

SHARON MONTEITH is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Cultural History at Nottingham Trent University. She is the author of Advancing Sisterhood? Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction (Georgia), coeditor of South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture and Gender and the Civil Rights Movement , and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0077AP6VE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Georgia Press (January 1, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3852 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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