Peter Schmidt

Scholarly publications, including books, articles, and selected other materials, including digital files

 

PDFs and other digital research materials:

Aurelio Tolentino, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" [play, transl. and pub. 1905)

 

 

4 BOOKS

Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

University Press of Mississippi, 2008


includes:

table of contents and supplemental notes and bibliography

 

Postcolonial Theory and the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Literature.

Amrit Singh and Peter Schmidt, editors. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

Includes Singh and Schmidt's 60pp. introductory essay surveying conflicting analyses of race and ethnicity in American studies in the last century: "On the Borders Between U.S. Studies and Postcolonial Theory."

IN PRINT: Contact the Press via the link above.


table of contents
The Heart of the Story: Eudora Welty's Short Fiction.

By Peter Schmidt. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

IN PRINT: Contact the Press via the link above.


table of contents
William Carlos Williams, The Arts, and Literary Tradition.

By Peter Schmidt. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1988.

OUT OF PRINT. CONTACT PETER SCHMIDT DIRECTLY.

table of contents


Postcolonial Theory and the United States:
Race, Ethnicity, and Literature

Amritjit Singh and Peter Schmidt, editors
University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Editors’ Introduction to the Essays in this Anthology

Identities, Margins, and Borders: I
• Amritjit Singh and Peter Schmidt, “On the Borders Between U.S. Studies and Postcolonial Theory.” Topics include:
1. Overview: Posting Borders
2. U.S. Ethnic Studies as the Frontier in the Culture Wars: A Brief History
Counternarratives from the "Center" as Well as the "Right"
The Significance of the Borders in U.S. Historiography
3. Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Postcolonial Studies in Retrospect
Edward Said's Orientalism and Eurocentric Representations
The Antecedents of Postcolonial Thought
Nativism, Mimicry, Hybridity, Complicity
Immigration and Diaspora
4. The Borders School and Postcolonial Theory: New Ethnicities
Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Immigration Narratives
Feminism, Postcolonialism, and U.S. Studies
Postcolonialism and Whiteness Studies
The Borders of Globalization Theory
Difficult Questions for the Borders School
5. Conclusion

Identities, Margins, and Borders: II
• Arnold Krupat, “Postcolonialism, Ideology, and Native American Literature”
• Mae Henderson, “‘Where, by the way, is this train going?’: A Case for Black (Cultural) Studies”
• Rafael Pérez-Torres, “Refiguring Aztlán”
• Sau-ling C. Wong, “Denationalization Reconsidered: Asian American Cultural Criticism at a Theoretical Crossroads”


Historical Configurations
• Maureen Konkle, “Indian Literacy, U.S. Colonialism, and Literary Criticism”
• Carla L. Peterson, “Capitalism, Black (Under)development, and the Production of the African-American Novel in the 1850s”
• Lawrence Buell, “Postcolonial Anxiety in Classic U.S. Literature”
• Amy Kaplan, “Romancing the Empire: The Embodiment of American Masculinity in the Popular Historical Novel of the 1890s”
• Anne Fleischmann, "Neither Fish, Flesh, nor Fowl: Race and Region in the Writings of Charles W. Chesnutt"
• Kenneth Mostern, “Postcolonialism after W. E. B. Du Bois”


Contemporary Contestations
• Jana Sequoya Magdaleno, “How (!) Is an Indian? A Contest of Stories, Round 2”
• Rhonda Cobham, “Revisioning Our Kumblas: Transforming Feminist and Nationalist Agendas in Three Caribbean Women’s Texts”
• Lisa Majaj, “Arab Americans and the Meanings of Race”
• Juan Flores, “Broken English Memories: Languages of the Trans-Colony”
• Leny Mendoza Strobel, “‘Born Again Filipino’: Filipino American Identity and Asian Panethnicity”
• Lavina Dhingra Shankar and Rajini Srikanth, “South Asian American Literature: ‘Off the Turnpike’ of Asian America”
• Inés Salazar, “Can You Go Home Again? Transgression and Transformation in African American Women’s and Chicana Literary Practice”
• Bruce Simon, "Hybridity in the Americas: Reading Condé, Mukherjee, and Hawthorne"


The Heart of the Story: Eudora Welty's Short Fiction

By Peter Schmidt. Jackson MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1991.

1. The Anxieties of Authorship: Heroines and Women Artists in A Curtain of Green

2. Misogyny and the Medusa's Gaze: Welty's Tragic Tales

3. Rigidity and Rebirth: Eudora Welty and Women's Comedy

4. Sibyls: Eudora Welty and American Women's Literature


William Carlos Williams, The Arts, and Literary Tradition

By Peter Schmidt. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.

1. Some Versions of Modernist Pastoral: Williams and the Precisionists

2. The Polyphony of Voices: Williams' Cubist Odes

3. The Improvisations: Williams, Dada, and the Theory of Automatic Writing

4. Paterson and Epic Tradition

5. "Listen While I Talk On Against Time": Williams' Late Odes

Epilogue: Retrospectives from Brueghel