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By James A. Crank

Since its booklet in 1936, Gone with the Wind has held a special place in American cultural reminiscence, either for its specific imaginative and prescient of the yankee South within the age of the Civil struggle and for its frequently debatable portrayals of race, gender, and sophistication. New techniques to “Gone with the Wind” bargains neither apology nor rehabilitation for the radical and its Oscar-winning movie variation. as an alternative, the 9 essays offer exact, compelling insights that problem and complicate traditional associations.

Racial and sexual id shape a cornerstone of the gathering: Mark C. Jerng and Charlene Regester each one learn Margaret Mitchell’s reframing of conventional racial identities and the effect on viewers sympathy and engagement. Jessica Sims mines Mitchell’s depiction of childbirth for what it unearths approximately altering rules of femininity in a postplantation financial system, whereas Deborah Barker explores transgressive sexuality within the movie model by way of evaluating it to the depiction of rape in D. W. Griffith’s previous silent vintage, Birth of a Nation.

Other essays place the radical and movie in the context in their legacy and their effect on nationwide and overseas audiences. Amy Clukey and James Crank check out the reception of long gone with the Wind through Irish critics and homosexual groups, respectively. Daniel pass Turner, Keaghan Turner, and wealthyé Richardson ponder its aesthetic effect and mythology, and the ways in which modern writers and artists, corresponding to Natasha Trethewey and Kara Walker, have engaged with the paintings. ultimately, Helen Taylor sums up the pervading impression that Gone with the Wind keeps to exert on audiences in either the USA and Britain.

Through an emphasis on intertextuality, sexuality, and questions of viewers and identification, those essayists deepen the continued dialog concerning the cultural effect and impact of this enormous paintings. mistaken in lots of methods but profitable past its time, Gone with the Wind is still a touchstone in southern studies.

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