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The Region, the Diaspora, and the Mythic
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
nation-state, slavery, mythic, geographic, violence, diaspora, Chicago, American, Walker, Ireland, Faulkner, nightmarish
we can think of the South at one time both as the most                  and most un-American part of our nation
American
it was here that Thomas Jefferson shaped the                          by writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
it's in the South we see deep roots of family, religion, and patriotism
un-American
it's also in the south that we see that most un-American institution of                where one race enslaved another
it's also in the South that we see the tragic scenes of                  of the civil rights movement in the 1960s
the South offers both a beautiful and a                        world as we enter it
you can think of the South in three ways:
1. a distinct                      region
the old confederate states
2. the South outside the South, the Southern                 
just as James Joyce said that he fled the nets of family, religion and politics in               
people in the South have also fled, and we can add the net of race
Mississippi Delta black families left the South and moved to               
Richard Wright
left Mississippi to Chicago, to New York and to Paris
Appalachian white families who moved to Cincinnati
3. a              reality
the music of B.B.King, the blues
the music of Elvis
the novels of William                 
the plays of Tennessee Williams
the fiction of Alice             

People:

Richard Wright (1908-1960)
African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction
  • his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries
  • in 1946, Wright moved to Paris where he became friends with Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus
  • after becoming a French citizen in 1947, he continued to travel through Europe, Asia, and Africa

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AppalacianAppalachian

Ideas and Concepts:

Via tonight's The American South: "Its Stories, Music, and Art course:"When an old woman or an old man dies, a library burns to the ground. And so it's with a sense of urgency and important focus that I as a folklorist try to capture the stories of Southerners."
Via tonight's The American South: "Its Stories, Music, and Art course:"We can think of the South at one time as both the most American and most un-American part of our nation. It is the most American because it was here that Thomas Jefferson and others shaped the nation-state by writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And in the South we see deep roots of family, religion, and patriotism. Yet it was also in the South that we saw the most un-American institution in our history, that of slavery, where one race enslaved another. It was also in the South that we saw the tragic scenes of violence of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. So the South offers both a beautiful and a nightmarish world as we enter it."
The Region, the Diaspora, and the Mythic