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2007 Studies in American Culture - 30.1

Oct 2007 Cover 


Digital Conversion Experiences in Don DeLillo’s CosmopolisRandy Boyagoda 

The Magician with Words: Fitzgerald and the 1920s Film Market
Tom Cerasulo 

Reframing Historical Fantasies in James Branch Cabell’s The Cream of the JestBob Coleman 

Ellen Douglas Sings the Blues for Cultural Appropriation in Can’t Quit You, BabyCourtney George 

Larry Brown’s Literary Apprenticeship – 1980-1988
Jean W. Cash 

Modern American Fiction and “The Fairy Tale Which Conquered the Western World”
David Vanderwerken 


Review Essay 

America Poetry Now—and Tomorrow?
Sam Witt 


Leavin’ a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas, Photographs and Text by Patsy   Cravens
Rough Beauty, Photographs by Dave Anderson
David Wharton 

The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, by Carla Yanni
Pamela H. Simpson 

Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South, by Pete Daniel. 
John G. Leland 

The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780-1830, by Martha            Tomahve Blauvelt
Sylvia J. Cook 

Practicing Protestants: Histories of Christian Life in America, 1630-1965, Edited   by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Leigh E. Schmidt, and Mark Valeri
David  Fillingim 

The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology
Matthew R. Hyre 

Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict, by Paul Lewis
Dennis Hall 

The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor, Edited by Ed Piacentino
Lawrence E. Mintz

Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration
, Edited by Edward L. Ayres, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget
Kenneth E. Koons 

Black, White, & Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement, by Andrew H. Myers
Sean Heuston 

Unintended Consequences: The United States at War, by Kenneth J. Hagan and Ian J. Bickerton
James J. Hentz 

Eating As I Go: Scenes from America and Abroad, by Doris Friedensohn
Priscilla W. Tate 

Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On: My Life in Music, by Jeannie Cheatham
Robert Hawkins 

A Miracle of Catfish, by Larry Brown
Jean W. Cash 

Notes on Contributors 


GOD Sign, Thomaston, Georgia, 2005.  “This picture is one of those gifts we photographers receive every once in a while that reminds us to quit complaining,” says Wharton.  “On this occasion, I only had a day or two to photograph in south Georgia and was unhappy about the rainy, overcast weather.  And then I saw this sign.”
David Wharton