Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and Culture in the American Landscape

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UNC Press Books, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
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The idea of "region" in America has often served to isolate places from each other, observes Douglas Reichert Powell. Whether in the nostalgic celebration of folk cultures or the urbane distaste for "hicks," certain regions of the country are identified a
  

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Contents

Theres Something about Mary The Practice of Critical Regionalism
3
An Appalachian Trail
33
Making Regional Connections in Unlikely Places
67
Region on Film
100
Toward a Critical Regionalist Literature
147
Critical Regionalism and the University
187
Theres Something about Mary Reprise Mrs Edwards and Me
227
Durham Stories
237
Works Cited
241
Index
249
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About the author (2007)

Douglas Reichert Powell teaches writing, American literature, and cultural studies in the department of English at Columbia College Chicago.

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