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Rooting Memory, Rooting Place

Regionalism in the Twenty-First-Century American South

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  • © 2015


Part of the book series: American Literature Readings in the 21st Century (ALTC)

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This timely and incisive study reads contemporary literature and visual culture from the American South through the lens of cultural memory. Rooting texts in their regional locations, the book interrupts and questions the dominant trends in Southern Studies, providing a fresh and nuanced view of twenty-first-century texts.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)


"Rooting Memory, Rooting Place is a well-crafted work that makes important interventions into ongoing debates in Southern Studies about the extent to which the South can still be read and understood as a distinctive place in the contexts of twenty-first-century postmodernism and globalization." - Michael Bibler, Associate Professor of English, Louisiana State University, USA

"This is an engaging, insightful, and compelling book that evidences an admirable commitment to the field of Southern Studies and related branches of American Studies and Memory Studies." - Anna Hartnell, Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

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Christopher Lloyd is Lecturer at London South Bank University, UK.

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