Theses and Dissertations

Title

Living Without: Stories of Vandler County as told by James Madison Redd

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Kardos, Michael P.

Committee Member

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

West, Robert

Date of Degree

8-9-2008

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only

Major

English

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

Living Without: Stories of Vandler County As Told By James Madison Redd studies the transition of the rural, and behind-the-times South, which was once firmly situated in place and time, into the present where Southern identity has become confused. The stories follow a Faulknerian trend by sharing a setting in a fictional county located in North Mississippi. All of the stories are interrelated and contain common characters. The genre is the Southern Gothic, and the time range is from the sixties to the present. Preceding the collection of stories is a critical introduction that explores the possibility of expanding the definition of movement, thereby increasing its significance within the craft of fiction.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19452

Comments

drugs||poverty||religion||Southern Fiction||Gothic||short story

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