The Simms Reader

60 Space limitations preclude the inclusion in The Simms Reader of " Bald - Head Bill Bauldy , " left in manuscript at Simms's death , but it too is a gem in the tradition of Southwest humor and should be read in ...

The Simms Reader

Long considered a leading literary figure of the Old South, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) wrote letters, novels, short fiction, drama, essays, and poetry in his prolific career. Born in Charleston to an old South Carolina family of modest means and raised by a grandmother with whom his father left him after his mother's death, Simms felt a simultaneous sense of loyalty to and alienation from his native region. He was a major intellectual figure on the East Coast before the Civil War but saw his New York publishers abandon him after secession, of which he was a vocal supporter. Simms's novels and poetry have been published in modern editions, and he has been the subject of numerous biographies and critical studies, but until now there has been no collection covering the broad spectrum of his writings. The Simms Reader presents a selection of his nonnovelistic work--letters, short fiction, essays, historical writings, poetry, and epigrams--chosen and introduced by the preeminent Simms scholar John Caldwell Guilds.

Reading William Gilmore Simms

Who are the notable influences on Simms in this book? ... Other resources have been available to the Simms scholar. The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms edited by John Caldwell Guilds and An Early and ...

Reading William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms was the best known and certainly the most accomplished writer of the mid-nineteenth-century South. His literary ascent began early, with his first book being published when he was nineteen years old and his reputation as a literary genius secured before he turned thirty. Over a career that spanned nearly forty-five years, he established himself as the American South's premier man of letters—an accomplished poet, novelist, short fiction writer, essayist, historian, dramatist, cultural journalist, biographer, and editor. In Reading William Gilmore Simms, Todd Hagstette has created an anthology of critical introductions to Simms's major publications, including those recently brought back into print by the University of South Carolina Press, offering the first ever primer compendium of the author's vast output. Simms was a Renaissance man of American letters, lauded in his time by both popular audiences and literary icons alike. Yet the author's extensive output, which includes nearly eighty published volumes, can be a barrier to his study. To create a gateway to reading and studying Simms, Hagstette has assembled thirty-eight essays by twenty-four scholars to review fifty-five Simms works. Addressing all the author's major works, the essays provide introductory information and scholarly analysis of the most crucial features of Simms's literary achievement. Arranged alphabetically by title for easy access, the book also features a topical index for more targeted inquiry into Simms's canon. Detailing the great variety and astonishing consistency of Simms's thought throughout his long career as well as examining his posthumous reconsideration, Reading William Gilmore Simms bridges the author's genius and readers' growing curiosity. The only work of its kind, this book provides an essential passport to the far-flung worlds of Simms's fecund imagination.

Visions of Order in William Gilmore Simms

The reader is now more likely to come across his romances and poetry in reprint and in modern editions , encompassing The Writings of William Gilmore Simms : Centennial Edition , The Simms Reader , Selected Fiction of William Gilmore ...

Visions of Order in William Gilmore Simms

One of nineteenth-century America's foremost men of letters, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) of Charleston, South Carolina, distinguished himself as a historian, poet, and novelist; yet his stalwart allegiance to the ideals of the Confederacy have kept him largely marginalized from the modern literary canon. In this engaging study, Masahiro Nakamura seeks to reinsert Simms in current American literary and cultural studies through a careful consideration of Simms's southern conservatism as a valuable literary counterpoint to the bourgeois individualist ideology of his northern contemporaries. For Nakamura, Simms's vision of social order runs contrary to the staunch individualism expressed in traditional American romances by authors such as James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In his thoughtful approaches to Simms's historical depictions of the making of American history and society, Nakamura finds consistent assertions of social order against the perils of literal and metaphoric wilderness, a conservative vision that he traces to the influence of Simms's southern genius loci. To understand how this southern conservatism also manifests itself in Simms's fiction, Nakamura contrasts Simms's historical romances with those of Hawthorne, as representative of the New England romance tradition, to differentiate the ways in which the two writers interpret the dynamic between the individual and society. Nakamura finds that Simms's protagonists struggle to establish their places within their culture while Hawthorne's characters are often at odds with their culture. The resulting comparison enriches our understanding of both writers.

Imagining Southern Spaces

W. G. Simms, “'Well,' Sang a Blue-Eyed Damsel”, in: Poems Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative, vol. ... The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms, Charlottesville: University of Virginia ...

Imagining Southern Spaces

Identifying the antebellum era in the United States as a transitional setting, Imagining Southern Spaces ́investigates spatialization processes about the South during a time when intensifying debates over the abolition of slavery led to a heightened period of (re)spatialization in the region. Taking the question of abolition as a major factor that shaped how different actors responded to these processes, this book studies spatial imaginations in a selection of abolitionist and proslavery literature of the era. Through this diversity of imaginations, the book points to a multitude of Souths in various economic, political, and cultural entanglements in the American Hemisphere and the Circumatlantic. Thus, it challenges monolithic and provincial representations of the South as a provincial region distinct from the rest of the country.

The Partisan

A Romance of Revolution William Gilmore Simms Stephen E. Meats, James L.W. West ... Ed. Mary C. Simms Oliphant and T. C. Duncan Eaves. Supplement, Vol. 6. ... The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms.

The Partisan

The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances.

Eutaw

The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms. Ed. John Caldwell Guilds, Southern Texts Society. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. Stories and Tales. Ed. John Caldwell Guilds. Vol.

Eutaw

The battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781 that ended British domination of South Carolina is the focus of this historical novel that brings to life such notable figures as Francis Marion, Nathanael Greene, and Light-Horse Harry Lee and includes a critical introduction by the editor and the author's chronology, as well as appendixes dealing with textual matters. Reprint.

Reader s Guide to Music

SIMMS is another book intended for the college classroom, although it presupposes less musical and cultural sophistication than Morgan, Salzman, or Watkins. A well-selected anthology of music scores and a companion set of recordings, ...

Reader s Guide to Music

The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

Nations Markets and War

William Gilmore Simms , " The Southern Convention " ( 1850 ) , Southern Quarterly Review , 2 , n.s. ( Sept. 1850 ) : 199-208 , 231-32 , excerpted in John Caldwell Simms , ed . , The Simms Reader : Selections from the Writings of William ...

Nations  Markets  and War

The limits of history -- Liberal society -- Civilized nations -- Moral persons -- Nation making -- Adam Smith, moral historian -- National destinies -- War and peace in the New World -- The North and the nation -- The South and the nation.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

“2000 Caldecott Medal Winner: A Conversation with Simms Taback.” Reading Teacher 54 (4): 418. Taback, Simms. 2000. “Caldecott Medal Acceptance.” Horn Book Magazine 76 (4): 402–8. ———. 2001. “Simms Taback.” CBC Magazine: The Children's ...

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

The Old South s Modern Worlds

William Gilmore Simms, The Southern Convention, Southern Quarterly Review, n.s. 2 (September 1850): 199–208, 231–232, excerpted in The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms, ed.

The Old South s Modern Worlds

The Old South has traditionally been portrayed as an insular and backward-looking society. The Old South's Modern Worlds looks beyond this myth to identify some of the many ways that antebellum southerners were enmeshed in the modernizing trends of their time. The essays gathered in this volume not only tell unexpected narratives of the Old South, they also explore the compatibility of slavery-the defining feature of antebellum southern life-with cultural and material markers of modernity such as moral reform, cities, and industry. Considered as proponents of American manifest destiny, for example, antebellum southern politicians look more like nationalists and less like separatists. Though situated within distinct communities, Southerners'-white, black, and red-participated in and responded to movements global in scope and transformative in effect. The turmoil that changes in Asian and European agriculture wrought among southern staple producers shows the interconnections between seemingly isolated southern farms and markets in distant lands. Deprovincializing the antebellum South, The Old South's Modern Worlds illuminates a diverse region both shaped by and contributing to the complex transformations of the nineteenth-century world.

Critical Reading Activities for the Works of Mildred Taylor

Build Vocabulary : Idiomatic Expressions Listed below are a few of the idiomatic expressions that Jeremy Simms uses to ... opinionated ( page 36 ) funnin ' : making a joke ( page 55 ) Teacher Notes Reading Strategy : Understanding Major ...

Critical Reading Activities for the Works of Mildred Taylor


Conjectures of Order

Simms seemed a discouraging precedent , because he " never could gain reputation as a grave & accurate historian ... Becoming novelists , they acquired readers , popularity , even ( sometimes ) income , which was itself emboldening .

Conjectures of Order

In this magisterial history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. O'Brien finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled and modified developments across the Atlantic by moving from a late Enlightenment sensibility to Romanticism and, lastly, to an early form of realism. Volume 1 describes the social underpinnings of the Southern intellect by examining patterns of travel and migration; the formation of ideas on race, gender, ethnicity, locality, and class; and the structures of discourse, expressed in manuscripts and print culture. In Volume 2, O'Brien looks at the genres that became characteristic of Southern thought. Throughout, he pays careful attention to the many individuals who fashioned the Southern mind, including John C. Calhoun, Louisa McCord, James Henley Thornwell, and George Fitzhugh. Placing the South in the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history while recovering the contributions of numerous influential thinkers and writers, O'Brien's masterwork demonstrates the sophistication and complexity of Southern intellectual life before 1860.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

With the publication of the Letters, a small but zealous group of Simms scholars sought to compensate for what appeared to have been “long years of neglect” by reintroducing readers to many of Simms's works and by occasionally ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Fatal Fascinations

As is often the case in Simms' fiction—and in most narratives that are introduced by the author—, the preface is meant to direct the reader's attention to specific features that should not be missed. The reader is thus forced to ...

Fatal Fascinations

What is crime? What constitutes violence? What is it permissible to talk about or describe in cultural depictions of crime and violence? What is the impact of portraying crime and violence on an audience? How are crime and violence presented to make them culturally acceptable for educational or entertainment purposes? This book examines representations of violence and crime both historically and in relation to contemporary culture across a wide range of media, including fiction, film, art, biography, and journalism, to interrogate the issues raised. While some articles here analyze the ethics invoked by different representative frameworks, the danger that violence will be treated as spectacle, and the implications of using violence as a polemical device to shift public sentiment, others address the relationship between coercive power, crime and violence that is not necessarily primarily physical, and the political or ideological contexts in which narratives of good and evil are constructed and crime defined.

The Reader s Adviser

Originally titled The Sword and the Distaff ; or , “ Fair , Fat and Forty " ( 1852 ) , one of Simms's novels about the American Revolution in the South . ... A sophisticated critical reading of Simms's novels and stories .

The Reader s Adviser

Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

The Southern Reader and Speaker

Containing Selections in Prose and Poetry, for Exercises in Reading and Speaking in the Academies and Schools of the Southern States. river to assist his wounded brother to the shore ; but Adam , thinking more of the honor of carrying ...

The Southern Reader and Speaker


A Spreading and Abiding Hope

In The Simms Reader: Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms, edited by John Caldwell Guilds, 1–35. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2001. Gushee, David P. The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient ...

A Spreading and Abiding Hope

Every tradition has its surprising voices, its thinkers who look at things slightly differently than most. Evangelicalism is no exception. Many surprising evangelical voices end up being embarrassments of one sort or another: everyone can choose their favorite example of this phenomenon! Rather than seeking to expose these sorts of negative surprises, this book explores the surprising voice of the late evangelical theologian A. J. Conyers. Conyers's political theology is a resource for a robust evangelical theopolitical imagination. By learning from Conyers, evangelicals can overcome common weaknesses and engage in a more thoroughly Christian, biblical, and evangelical approach to the modern world and its various institutions and challenges. Conyers speaks beyond evangelicalism as well. His vision of the modern world, including its development and major challenges, provides insight into contemporary political theology. His work on the nation-state, free-market capitalism, and the notions of toleration and vocation speaks into and advances important debates. Thus Conyers's evangelical political theology provides both the evangelical tradition itself, as well as political theology as a broader discipline, with a compelling and challenging vision.

Collected Tales Poems and Other Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

While many commentators have enriched our understanding of Poe's poems in the intervening years, an early, perceptive appraisal by South Carolina novelist and man of letters William Gilmore Simms offers the modern a reader a more than ...

Collected Tales  Poems  and Other Writings of Edgar Allan Poe

This collection brings together more than fifty of Edgar Allan Poe's most important stories, poems, and critical writings, which established him as one of the most distinctive voices in American Literature, in a single accessible volume. Alongside annotated texts of each work, it also includes a complete Reader's Guide to Poe's work to help readers explore the contexts, style, and reception of his writing from his own time to today. An essential resource for students and teachers of Poe, this book includes stories such as 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', and 'The Purloined Letter' as well as his Gothic narrative poem 'The Raven' and some of his most significant critical writings.

The North American Reader

... Also, Observations on Good Reading, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, Political Definitions, Variable Ort Lyman Cobb. LESSON CLXXVII . Forest Worship . - W . GILMORE SIMMS , ESQ . 1.

The North American Reader


The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy

reading. Laurene. E. Simms. and. Jean. F. Andrews. Introduction The components for reading are multifaceted. They are phonology, vocabulary, word recognition, fluency, and comprehension (Vacca et al., 2012), and involve language ...

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy

The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is the first reference of its kind, presenting contributions from leading experts in the field of sign language pedagogy. The Handbook fills a significant gap in the growing field of sign language pedagogy, compiling all essential aspects of current trends and empirical research in teaching, curricular design, and assessment in one volume. Each chapter includes historical perspectives, core issues, research approaches, key findings, pedagogical implications, future research direction, and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Sign Language Pedagogy is an essential reference for sign language teachers, practitioners, and researchers in applied sign linguistics and first, second, and additional language learning.