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.
12018-09-19T18:46:01+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a91531111plain2019-02-15T11:45:58+00:00Daniel G. Tracye4d2055c1ec04bf92575642aae6698bc52f8f12aPeace Ossom-Williamson is an informationist and health educator with graduate degrees in library science and health studies. With over a decade of experience in library services and technology, she has served in technical and public services roles at various libraries; her accomplishments include developing programs and services that meet the particular needs of health professionals, that facilitate community outreach and consumer health, and that incorporate innovative technology into research and learning. Peace is currently Associate Librarian at UT Arlington Libraries and works to develop campus outreach services for data management and data visualization.
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1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9034.jpg2018-06-30T18:21:56+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: Northwest as the Center of Jones’s DCA Reviewer72Through 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+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/_DAR9109.jpg2019-01-26T11:37:49+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 2: Character Demographics of Lost in the CityA Reviewer36In Lost in the City, eleven of the fourteen stories have women as the primary characters, and of those eleven, nine have women as the primary speakers.image_header2019-02-15T13:49:14+00:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9747.jpg2018-09-19T18:18:37+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 2: The Edward P. Jones DatasetKenton Rambsy29The Edward P. Jones dataset reveals patterns within the Washington, DC geography during a time when the city’s demography included a predominantly African American or “Chocolate” citizenry.image_header2019-02-19T16:28:34+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/Chapter 2 - Section 3 - 2.jpg2018-06-30T18:23:17+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: Jones’s Short Fiction & Gender PoliticsDaniel G. Tracy27Women play consequential roles in Jones's stories; their experiences of D.C. give new insights to the lives of the Black community. Jones reinforces the figure of the Black woman, especially the mother, as community caretaker and educator traditionally portrayed by female writers like Alice Walker and Toni Cade Bambara.image_header2019-02-15T11:45:25+00:00Daniel G. Tracye4d2055c1ec04bf92575642aae6698bc52f8f12a
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9675.jpg2019-01-26T12:09:21+00:00Kenton 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+00:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153