Literary criticism

The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable

The African American Sonnet: A Literary History

After Southern Modernism: Fiction of the Contemporary South

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany

At Home Abroad: Mark Twain in Australasia

Barry Hannah: Postmodern Romantic

Between Distant Modernities : Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Between Generations: Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth Century African American Literature

Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Women Beat Writers

Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper

Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher

Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner

Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Claiming the Heritage: African-American Women Novelists and History

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Conversations with David Foster Wallace

Conversations with Dorothy Allison

A Cormac McCarthy Companion: The Border Trilogy

The Correspondence of Flannery O'Connor and the Brainard Cheneys

Cultural Orphans in America

The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison's Novels

Desegregating Desire: Race and Sexuality in Cold War American Literature

Direct Democracy: Collective Power, the Swarm, and the Literatures of the Americas

Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Domesticity with a Difference: The Nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller

Doubled Plots: Romance and History

The Dragon's Blood: Feminist Intertextuality in Eudora Welty's 'The Golden Apples'

Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Empire and Slavery in American Literature, 1820-1865

Eudora Welty and Surrealism

The Expanding Art of Comics: Ten Modern Masterpieces

Fabulous Provinces

Faulkner and Film

Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Faulkner and Gender

Faulkner and His Contemporaries

Faulkner and History

Faulkner and Humor

Faulkner and Idealism: Perspectives from Paris

Faulkner and Ideology

Faulkner and Material Culture

Faulkner and Money

Faulkner and Mystery

Faulkner and Popular Culture

Faulkner and Postmodernism

Faulkner and Print Culture

Faulkner and Psychology

Faulkner and Race

Faulkner and Religion

Faulkner and the Artist

Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Faulkner and the Craft of Fiction

Faulkner and the Ecology of the South

Faulkner and the Native South

Faulkner and the Natural World

Faulkner and the Short Story

Faulkner and the Southern Renaissance

Faulkner and War

Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Faulkner and Whiteness

Faulkner and Women

Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect

A Faulkner Chronology

Faulkner in America

Faulkner in the Twenty-First Century

Faulkner on the Color Line: The Later Novels

Faulkner: A Biography

Faulkner: Masks and Metaphors

Faulkner's Geographies

Faulkner's Inheritance

Faulkner's Sexualities

Feminine Sense in Southern Memoir: Smith, Glasgow, Welty, Hellman, Porter, and Hurston

Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture

Feminist Alternatives: Irony and Fantasy in the Contemporary Novel by Women

Fighting and Writing the Vietnam War

Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Flannery O' Connor: An Introduction

Flannery O'Connor's Religion of the Grotesque

Friendship and Sympathy: Communities of Southern Women Writers

Gender and the Poetics of Excess: Moments of Brocade

Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Hawthorne's Narrative Strategies

The Hell of War Comes Home: Imaginative Texts from the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq

Inventing Southern Literature

Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Invisible Suburbs: Recovering Protest Fiction in the 1950s United States

The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn

Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Lavish Self-Divisions: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates

Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

A Literary History of Mississippi

Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

The Lytle-Tate Letters: The Correspondence of Andrew Lytle and Allen Tate

Margaret Atwood's Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

A Melvin Dixon Critical Reader

Models of Misrepresentation: On the Fiction of E. L. Doctorow

Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism

Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a, and Asian American Fictions

Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora's Box

The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century

On William Faulkner

Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

The Other Carl Sandburg

The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku

Outside the Southern Myth

Oz behind the Iron Curtain: Aleksandr Volkov and His "Magic Land" Series

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Passionate Observer: Eudora Welty among Artists of the Thirties

Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Personal Souths Interviews from the Southern Quarterly

Perspectives on Barry Hannah

Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

Perspectives on Harry Crews

Perspectives on Percival Everett

Perspectives on Richard Ford

Perspectives on Wole Soyinka: Freedom and Complexity

Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom!

Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories

Reading Faulkner: Light in August

Reading Faulkner: Sanctuary

Reading Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

Reading Faulkner: The Unvanquished

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Reclaiming Community in Contemporary African American Fiction

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond

Redressing the Balance: American Women's Literary Humor from Colonial Times to the 1980s

Resistance and Reformation in Nineteenth-Century African-American Literature: Brown, Wilson, Jacobs, Delany, Douglass, and Harper

Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left

Richard Wright Writing America at Home and from Abroad

Richard Wright: Books and Writers

Richard Wright's Travel Writings: New Reflections

Robbing the Mother: Women in Faulkner

Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture

Shadowing Ralph Ellison

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian

The South and Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha: The Actual and the Apocryphal

Speaking of the Short Story: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

Still Following Percy

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Tennessee Williams and the South

Tillie Olsen and a Feminist Spiritual Vision

To Make a New Race: Gurdjieff, Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance

The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children's and Adolescent Literature

A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty's Nonfiction and Photographs

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned

Unruly Tongue: Identity and Voice in American Women's Writing, 1850-1930

Unveiling Kate Chopin

Voice of a Native Son: The Poetics of Richard Wright

Walker Percy: A Southern Wayfarer

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

Warring Fictions: Cultural Politics and the Vietnam War Narrative

We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

A Web of Relationship: Women in the Short Fiction of Mary Wilkins Freeman

Welty: A Life in Literature

What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction

Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt

Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

The Works of the Gawain-Poet

The World of Richard Wright

World War I and Southern Modernism

A Writer's Eye: Collected Book Reviews

Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways

The Years of Our Friendship: Robert Lowell and Allen Tate


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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