Dr. Eustis Publishes Essay in New Orleans: A Literary History

Dr. Richmond Eustis, associate professor in Nicholls’s Department of Languages and Literature, has an essay in New Orleans: A Literary History, published this month by Cambridge University Press.

The collection brings together landmark studies in “the most significant writing that this city has ever inspired – from its origins in a flood-prone swamp to the rise of a creole culture at the edges of the European empires; from its emergence as a cosmopolitan, hemispheric crossroads and a primary hub of the slave trade to the days when, in its red light district, the children and grandchildren of the enslaved conjured a new kind of music that became America’s greatest gift to the world; from the mid-twentieth-century masterpieces by William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Walker Percy to the realms of folklore, hip hop, vampire fiction, and the Asian and Latin American archives.”

Prof. Eustis’s essay focuses on space and place, and the classical echoes of Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer (1961).

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