College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Reading for the Body

book-Watson Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985
University of Georgia Press, 2012
By Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies

“A visceral and invigorating study that takes us on a fantastic voyage through southern bodies and narratives, providing superb and often startling readings of texts we thought we knew. Critically sophisticated, daring, and eloquent, Reading for the Body offers a thrilling ride for aficionados of Southern and American literature.”
—John Wharton Lowe, Distinguished Professor of Southern Literature, University of Georgia