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.
12018-09-19T17:39:51-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153113plain2019-02-08T11:36:46-06:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198bProject 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.Angela Zitting is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington where she is pursuing a degree in English. Her undergraduate degree is in Secondary English Education; you will find her in her element coaching groups of teenagers or undergraduate students to improve their writing.
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1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9095.jpg2018-06-30T18:11:15-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: A Literary Analysis of All Aunt Hagar's ChildrenKenton Rambsy35Jones incorporates character dialogue that draws on Southern elements of American speech. As these different characters interact and converse with each other, subtle speech variations begin to emerge.image_header2019-02-19T17:23:05-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9675.jpg2018-06-30T17:59:15-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Introduction: A Literary Analysis of All Aunt Hagar's ChildrenKenton Rambsy31Edward P. Jones published his second short story collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, in 2006. Like Lost in the City, only two of the 14 stories feature a first-person narrative.image_header2019-02-19T17:08:46-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9835.jpg2018-06-30T18:04:46-05:00Kenton 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_header2019-02-19T17:09:48-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
12018-06-10T16:40:02-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153All Aunt Hagar's Children: A Multimedia Literary AnalysisA Reviewer23The following essays explore the life experiences Jones captures in his stories while challenging and reinforcing normalized representations of the Black community.splash6282019-02-14T11:55:38-06:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9675.jpg2019-01-26T12:09:21-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 2: Character Demographics of All Aunt Hagar's ChildrenKenton Rambsy18Jones’s ability to represent the female voice is even more impressive than could be gleaned from close reading and analysis.image_header2019-05-28T11:16:43-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/_DAR9973.jpg2018-09-19T18:08:56-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: Southern Migrations to Washington, D.C.Janet Swatscheno3Movement away from the South does not always mean people leave Southern beliefs, traditions, and mannerisms behind. The South remains with these characters even as they leave their homes behind to move to D.C. and continues to be an important part of them, whether they appreciate their southern roots or were attempting to run from them.image_header2018-10-15T18:49:30-05:00Janet Swatscheno61665aa235060c0c8f3e0f97aedf405f59d3c633