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The Mississippi Quarterly, subtitled The Journal of Southern Cultures, is a scholarly journal covering literature, the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to the Southern United States and its authors. Founded in 1948, Mississippi State University publishes The Mississippi Quarterly quarterly. Noel Polk is the Editor and Laura West is the Managing Editor.Set up an RSS feed
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Indian Givers: Reterritorializing the South in Contemporary Native American Literature
December 22, 2006... I know that we invent what we need to be true, imagining and re-writing until there is some kind of a text that gives us back a self. --Louis Owens, "Finding Gene" THE PHRASE "INDIAN GIVER" HAS LONG BEEN A PART OF OUR AMERICAN English vocabulary, along with its derogatory connotations....
A Conversation with Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
December 22, 2006... ALLISON ADELLE HEDGE COKE, OF EASTERN TSA LA GI (CHEROKEE), HURON, Creek, French-Canadian, Portuguese, English, Scot, and Irish descent, grew up in Texas, North Carolina, and Canada, left home at thirteen and married at fifteen. By her mid-twenties, she had divorced and remarried, borne two...
The Legend of Henry Berry Lowry: Strike at the Wind and the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina
December 22, 2006... ON THE MUGGY EVENING OF JULY 1, 1976, MORE THAN 850 PEOPLE FILED into Lakeside Amphitheater in Robeson County, North Carolina, to see the world premier of Strike at the Wind, a historical drama based on the life of the nineteenth-century Indian outlaw Henry Berry Lowry. (1) Although the...
"Weaving an Epic Story": Ella Cara Deloria's Pageant for the Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, 1940-1941
December 22, 2006... I think pageantry is great. You can show so much that you would not dare to talk about. --Ella Deloria, letter to Bishop Hugh Latimer Burleson, 16 Dec. 1927 (1) ELLA DELORIA (1889-1971) WAS AN OUTSTANDING YANKTON SIOUX SCHOLAR and cultural broker from one of the most prominent American...
South to a Red Place: Contemporary American Indian Writing and the Problem of Native/southern Studies
December 22, 2006... THIS WATERSHED SPECIAL ISSUE OF MISSISSIPPI QUARTERLY GOES TO PRESS about forty years after what Jace Weaver (Cherokee) calls "the signal event in Native literature" (121): the 1968 publication of the novel House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa). (1) "After [this] novel won the Pulitzer...