vol. xlix : fall 2016 : no. 3

table of contents

Editor’s Note: Holding Pattern
Sharon P. Holland

Re-Imagining Slavery in the Hip-Hop Imagination
Regina N. Bradley

Declining Misery: Rural Florida’s Hmong and Korean Farmers
Joo Ook Kim

Taste as Emotion: The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth
Jenn Brandt

“I’d sing You a Song if I Could Sing”: Art and Artifice in Ellen Douglas’s Can’t Quit You, Baby
Jaydn DeWald

Not Real Good at Modern Life: Appalachian Pentecostals in the Works of Lee Smith
Andrew Connolly

Fantasy and Haiti’s Erasure in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!
Wanda Raiford

Laying Down the Rails: Sacred and Secular Groundwork in Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine and King Vidor’s Hallelujah
Leslie E. Wingard