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DR. Florian Freitag (JGU)

„Scribner‘s Illustrated New Orleans – Periodical Studies in Practice“

8 November 2016
4.15 p.m. (16 c.t.)
SB II, Raum 04-432, Colonel Kleinmann Weg 2
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

„Scribner‘s Illustrated New Orleans“ investigates the representation of New Orleans in selected illustrated fictional and non-fictional texts (travel writing, short fiction, serialized novels, and historical essays) from one of the leading 19th- century American periodicals, Scribner‘s Monthly/The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. By re-situating such famous late nineteenth-century texts as Edward King‘s The Great South, George Washington Cable‘s The Grandissimes, or Grace E. King‘s Balcony Stories within their original periodical contexts, „Scribner‘s Illustrated New Orleans“ identifies „pastifying“ as a discursive strategy of containing cultural ‚Otherness‘ that clearly distinguishes late 19th-century New Orleans writings and images from other Gilded Age regionalist texts.

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