Category: louisiana

Who is the Villain in Ernest J. Gaines’ “A Gathering of Old Men”?

Recently, I had a conversation with Jennifer Morrison, for my Multicultural American Literature class, on Ernest Gaines’ A Gathering of Old Men. At one point, we began talking about Fix and the ways that Gaines represents him, specifically through the eyes of an outsider to the community, Sully. This topic led me to eventually ask, “Who is the villain in the novel?” On the … Read More Who is the Villain in Ernest J. Gaines’ “A Gathering of Old Men”?

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Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part II

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Note: You can win an autographed copy of Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith The Land South of The Clouds. Just tweet or retweet this post or next Tuesday’s post for your chance to win (make sure to tag me so I know you Tweeted it  @silaslapham). You can … Read More Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part II

Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part I

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Note: You can win an autographed copy of Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith The Land South of The Clouds. Just tweet or retweet this post or next Tuesday’s post for your chance to win (make sure to tag me so I know you Tweeted it  @silaslapham). You can … Read More Interview with Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith Part I

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Guest Post: “This South has no real place for me”

Today, I want to share a post that Jennifer Morrison, a colleague and friend, shared on Facebook recently. I have not altered her post apart from separating it into paragraphs. Her words speak for themselves. All I want to say is that the statue she references is the statue of General Alfred Mouton that the United Daughters of the Confederacy had erected in 1922.

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Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby” and the Social Constrction of Race

Last post, I wrote about the idea of race as a social construct  in George Washington Cable’s “‘Tite Poulette.” Today, I want to examine another story set in Louisiana and how it highlights race as a social construct. To that end. I will discuss Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby,” a story that originally appeared in Vogue in 1893. Like Cable’s story, “Désirée’s Baby” challenges the … Read More Kate Chopin’s “Désirée’s Baby” and the Social Constrction of Race