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The Resource The American Midwest in film and literature : nostalgia, violence, and regionalism, Adam R. Ochonicky

The American Midwest in film and literature : nostalgia, violence, and regionalism, Adam R. Ochonicky

Label
The American Midwest in film and literature : nostalgia, violence, and regionalism
Title
The American Midwest in film and literature
Title remainder
nostalgia, violence, and regionalism
Statement of responsibility
Adam R. Ochonicky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do works from film and literature'Sister Carrie, Meet Me in St. Louis, and A History of Violence, for example'imagine, reify, and reproduce Midwestern identity' And what are the repercussions of such regional narratives and images circulating in American culture' In The American Midwest in Film and Literature: Nostalgia, Violence, and Regionalism, Adam R. Ochonicky provides a critical overview of the evolution, contestation, and fragmentation of the Midwest's symbolic and often contradictory meanings. Using the frontier writings of Frederick Jackson Turner as a starting point, this book establishes a succession of Midwestern filmic and literary texts stretching from the late-19th century through the beginning of the 21st century and argues that the manifold properties of nostalgia have continually transformed popular understandings and ideological uses of the Midwest's place-identity. Ochonicky identifies three primary modes of nostalgia at play across a set of textual objects: the projection of nostalgia onto physical landscapes and into the cultural sphere (nostalgic spatiality); nostalgia as a cultural force that regulates behaviors, identities, and appearances (nostalgic violence); and the progressive potential of nostalgia to generate an acknowledgment and possible rectification of ways in which the flawed past negatively affects the present (nostalgic atonement). While developing these new conceptions of nostalgia, Ochonicky reveals how an under-examined area of regional study has received critical attention throughout the histories of American film and literature, as well as in related materials and discourses. From the closing of the Western frontier to the polarized political and cultural climate of the 21st century, this book demonstrates how film and literature have been and continue to be vital forums for illuminating the complex interplay of regionalism and nostalgia
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ochonicky, Adam R
Dewey number
  • 810.9977
  • 809.9335877
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS273
  • PS169.M53
LC item number
  • .O24 2020
  • O24 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and history
  • American literature
  • Regionalism in literature
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • American literature
  • Literature and history
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Regionalism in literature
  • Middle West
  • United States
  • Gewalt
  • Literatur
  • Mittlerer Westen
  • Nostalgie
  • Regionalkultur
  • Mittlerer Westen
  • USA
Label
The American Midwest in film and literature : nostalgia, violence, and regionalism, Adam R. Ochonicky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [232]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nostalgic spatiality -- Spatial constriction, race, and midwestern stagnation -- Nostalgic violence, nebulous spaces, and blank identities -- Masculinity, race, and violence -- Locating sincerity, disillusionment, and paranoia -- Nostalgic atonement
Control code
1086097871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780253045973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1086097871
Label
The American Midwest in film and literature : nostalgia, violence, and regionalism, Adam R. Ochonicky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [232]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nostalgic spatiality -- Spatial constriction, race, and midwestern stagnation -- Nostalgic violence, nebulous spaces, and blank identities -- Masculinity, race, and violence -- Locating sincerity, disillusionment, and paranoia -- Nostalgic atonement
Control code
1086097871
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780253045973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1086097871

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