Lost in the City: An Exploration of Edward P. Jones's Short Fiction Main MenuIntroduction: Teaching Edward P. JonesVisualizing Edward P. Jones’s Short FictionThis project contains three ArcGIS Maps and four Tableau Public Visualizations. understand the contexts through which Jones uses the nation’s capital as the backdrop for his fictional stories.Traversing the Known WorldLost in the City: A Multimedia Literary AnalysisThe following essays explore the life experiences Jones captures in his 1992 collection, "Lost in the City", while challenging and reinforcing normalized representations of the Black community.All Aunt Hagar's Children: A Multimedia Literary AnalysisThe following essays explore the life experiences Jones captures in his stories while challenging and reinforcing normalized representations of the Black community.Project ConclusionJones’s stories draw the reader into the lives of every-day residences of DC. Although the struggles and triumphs of Jones’s characters are not unique to his writing, binding the characters’ identities across time to the geographic location is.About this BookCitation and Copyright InformationMedia CreditsThis page provides information about the creators and owners of media items used in this work.Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Peace Ossom-Williamson714a6c177d5907ee353132b696c561fcea32da82Published by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network.
12018-09-19T17:36:49+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153118plain2019-02-13T12:51:37+00:00Daniel G. Tracye4d2055c1ec04bf92575642aae6698bc52f8f12aAhmed Foggie is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a cultural historian who focuses on the Ottoman Empire, particular in the twentieth century, Barbary captivity narratives, and dandies during the French Revolution. Furthermore, Ahmed works within the digital humanities, specifically geographic information systems (GIS). In the past, he has used his GIS skills to map Barbary Captivity and Ottoman borders.
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1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9721.jpg2018-06-30T18:27:52+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: Geo-Tagging Edward P. Jones & Washington, DCA Reviewer50Cultural geo-tagging refers to documenting and analyzing geographic characteristics related to short fiction. This process accounts for words used to describe physical environments in short fiction.image_header2019-02-15T13:44:28+00:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9748.jpg2018-06-30T18:28:21+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 1: Visualizing Edward P. Jones's Short FictionA Reviewer43This project contains three ArcGIS Maps and four Tableau Public Visualizations. These visual guides were created using metadata from “The Edward P. Jones Dataset.”image_header2019-02-15T13:47:31+00:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9482.jpg2018-06-30T18:02:12+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 1: Mapping Lost in the CityA Reviewer37Living in a specific neighborhood not only shapes identity, but also governs the geographical area a person can move within over the course of their life. In Lost in the City, most of the characters’ physical mobility orbits around their home addresses while their age, class, and gender dictate the range of those orbits.image_header2019-02-15T13:48:58+00:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9835.jpg2018-06-30T18:04:46+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 1: Mapping All Aunt Hagar's ChildrenKenton Rambsy26Jones uses the constraints of a short story to his advantage by treating time as a fluid entity with which characters and narrators, through memory and imagination, travel forward and back in time order to give the reader a more well-rounded view of Black life in DC.image_header2019-02-19T17:09:48+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153