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TitleFolklore of Southern literature as folkloristic process : portrayals of the Cane River region in the short stories of Louisiana's Ada Jack Carver
AuthorGholson, Martha Rachel, 1966-
DescriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002. Folklore
Paginationxii, 374 leaves : ill., maps
SubjectCarver, Ada Jack, 1890-1972--Criticism and interpretation; American literature--Louisiana--Cane River region; Louisiana--Cane River region--Folklore
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Folklore
Spatial CoverageUnited States--Louisiana--Cane River region
NotesBibliography: leaves 317-338
AbstractThis dissertation examines the short stories of north western Louisiana writer Ada Jack Carver (1880-1972), focussing on her portrayal of Louisiana's regional ethnicities. While situating Carver's writing within historical and cultural contexts, the discussion also describes the Melrose plantation literary group, examining this group in terms of theories concerning the uses of folklore in literature and theories that define folkgroups in occupational environments. The consideration of diverse classifications leads to a discussion of the links between theory concerning regional literature, folklore as process, and folklore in literature through the example of Carver's writing and association with the Melrose plantation literary group. How elements of the folklore corpus interact with literary manifestations of elite culture creating and propagating regional stereotypes, which become part and parcel of both regional concepts of ethnicity and the tourism trade in the 1990s, is the central focus of this dissertation.
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1560897
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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