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Winter 2016, 69.1, is now available

Special Issue on William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner
Michael Lackey, Guest Editor


  • "Introduction to The Confessions of Nat Turner," Michael Lackey
  • “Dead Man Walking: Nat Turner, William Styron, Bruce Springsteen, and the Death Penalty,” Gavin Cologne-Brookes
  • “Yourcenar, et al.: Styron’s Sources for The Confessions of Nat Turner,” James L. W. West III
  • “'A Mighty Clamor to Know’: Rhetorical Power and Memoir Fiction in Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner,” Bethany Ober Mannon
  • “Separatists, Integrationists, and William Styron’s The Confessions of Nat Turner,” Michael Lackey
  • “The Hidden Face of History: Styron’s Confessions and Post-1967 Voicings of Nat Turner in Fiction and Drama,” Linda S. Watts


  • “On Pat Conroy: The Power to Withstand, the Power to Understand,” Daniel Cross Turner
  • “The Political Power and Pitfalls of Identity and Cultural Creation: A Reading of Seeking Home," Theresa L. Buriss

Book Review

  • The Mississppi Secession Convention : Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War,1861-1865, by Timothy B. Smith. Reviewed by Ryan P. Semmes
Winter 2016, 69.1, is now available
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