By Brittany Powell Kennedy
For centuries, Spain and the South have stood out because the unparalleled �other� inside US and ecu nationalisms. in the course of Franco�s regime and the Jim Crow period either violently asserted a haunting model of nationwide �selfhood.� either parts shared a lack of beauty and a fraught relation with modernization and retained a feeling of defeat. Brittany Powell Kennedy explores this paradox no longer just to evaluate it sounds as if comparable cultures yet to bare how we build distinction round this self/other dichotomy. She charts a transatlantic hyperlink among cultures whose performances of �otherness� as assertions of �selfhood� enact and subvert their claims to exceptionality. probably the best instance of this transatlantic hyperlink is still the battle of 1898, while the South attempted to extract itself from yet used to be implicated in US imperial growth and nation-building. at the same time, the South participated finally of Spain as an imperial power.
Given the battle of 1898 as a climactic second, Kennedy explores the writings of these who come without delay after this era and who tried to �regenerate� what was once perceived as �traditional� in an agrarian prior. That wish recurs over the century in novels from writers as various as William Faulkner, Camilo Jos� Cela, Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, Federico Garc�a Lorca, and Ralph Ellison. As those writers strive against with rules of Spain and the South, in addition they interact questions of ways nationwide identification is affirmed and contested.
Kennedy compares those cultures around the 20th century to teach the ways that they show nationwide authenticity. therefore she explores not just Francoism and Jim Crow, yet diverse makes an attempt to outline nationhood through exceptionalism, suggesting a version of performativity that pertains to different �exceptional� geographies.
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