restricted access   Volume 52, Number 3, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

The Mississippi River as an Icon of Twentieth-Century Southern Identity

The Mississippi River and Images of the Twentieth-Century South

pp. 5-9

Roustabouts, Steamboats, and the Old Way to Dixie: The Mississippi River and the Southern Imaginary in the Early Twentieth Century

pp. 10-29

Reckoning with “the Crookedest River in the World”: The Maps of Harold Norman Fisk

pp. 30-44


p. 45

Faulkner on the Mississippi: Popular Currents of Realism in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

pp. 46-62

Eudora Welty’s Mississippi River: A View from the Shore

pp. 63-80


p. 81


p. 82

“Broad and Slow and Yellow”: Navigating Precarity in Shirley Ann Grau’s Mississippi River

pp. 83-97


p. 98

“Just a Half a Mile from the Mississippi Bridge”: The Mississippi River Valley Origins of Rock and Roll

pp. 99-120

Viewing the Iconic Mississippi: Strategies of Reenactment in River Panoramas and Bill Morrison’s The Great Flood (2013)

pp. 121-136

“Paddle Your Own Canoe”: Eddy L. Harris’s Mississippi Solo and an Invitation to Communitas

pp. 137-149

River-Shaped: Growing Up at the Mouth of the Mississippi

pp. 150-159

The River’s Business: A Photo Essay

pp. 160-168

Notes on Contributors

pp. 169-170