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.Lost 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.
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9095.jpg2019-01-26T13:53:31-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 1: Washington, DC & Shifting Landscapes24Edward P. Jones’s short stories create a parallel history situated throughout time by immersing his readers within numerous, specific locales and communities across DC. Jones's work focuses on the people within the city, rather than the specific, general history.image_header2019-02-19T16:48:54-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/Chapter 2 - Section 2 .jpg2018-06-30T18:27:13-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 2: Navigating DC's Quadrants41Edward P. Jones’s short stories create a parallel history situated throughout time by immersing his readers within numerous, specific locales and communities across DC. Jones's work focuses on the people within the city, rather than the history.image_header2019-02-15T13:48:02-06:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9034.jpg2018-06-30T18:21:56-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: Northwest as the Center of Jones’s DC72Through analyzing Jones’s detailed location tagging, we can see that the NW, compared to the other quadrants, is the most common location for plot and character development. The majority of neighborhoods and landmarks mentioned are located in the NW as can be seen from the chart above. Even in the stories that have settings in other quadrants, NW is central in Jones’s DC geography.image_header2019-02-15T13:48:21-06:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b