Interdisciplinary Humanities

Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture

Summer 2014- Volume 31.2

Editor - Lee Ann Westman The University of Texas at El Paso

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Articles in Interdisciplinary Humanities
from April 2003 to the present can be accessed through EBSCO databases, including Academic Search Premier.

Contents

Editors' Introduction

     Lee Ann Westman     The University of Texas at El Paso

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"Enough to make a body riot": Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Chester Himes, and the Process of Socio-spatial Negotiation
     Jeremy MacFarlane     Queen's University
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Pageant and Parade: Imperial and Populist Performance in Percy Shelley's Mask of Anarchy and Swellfoot the Tyrant
     Kim Jacobs-Beck     University of Cincinnati Clermont College
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Reforging a Forgotten Faith: The Femme Fatale's Role in Revaluing Indigenous Religion in Elena Garro's Los Recuerdos del porvenir
      Sylvia Veronica Morin     University of Tennessee at Martin
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"Transformation Was Definitely Her Specialty": Teaching Representation with Roberta Fernádez's "Amanda"
     Montse Feu     Sam Houston State University
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The Embodiment and Role of Spatial Memes in Contributing to the Experience of Charged Places
     Arsenio T. Rodrigues     Prairie View A&M University

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Searching the Streets for the genius loci: A Study of Meaning and Identity in the Signs, Sounds, and Spaces of Chinatown
     Joe Sample     University of Houston--Downtown
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Laurel Valley Plantation: A Quiet Museum

     Robin Anita White     Nicholls State University
    William Riehm     Mississippi State University

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Monuments to the Mundane: A Tour of the Midwest's Unusual Roadside Attractions  
     Natalie E. Phillips     Ball State University
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3 Poems  
     Jared Pearce     William Penn University
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Book Review: Religion Without God by Ronald Dworkin  
     Victor J. Sensenig     State University of New York at Cobleskill
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Book Review: 50 Great Myths about Atheism by Russell and Udo Schüklenk  
     Thomas Barr     Maine Maritime Academy
157
   
Book Review: Humanities Across the Arts by Stephen Husarik  
     Joana Owens     Jacksonville University
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Notes on Contributors
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Editorial Policies
168
   
HERA Membership/IH Subscriptions
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Front Cover image - Church/school exterior 1. Laurel Valley Plantation, Thibodaux, LA, 2012. Photographed by William Henry Riehm.
Back Cover image - Church/school interior 1. Laurel Valley Plantation, Thibodaux, LA, 2012. Photographed by William Henry Riehm.
   
Executive Editor - Ronald Weber  
Co-Editors - Stephen and Lee Ann Elliott Westman  
Book Review Editor - Edmund Cueva
Art Editor - Kerry Doyle  
   
This issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities is partially underwritten by The Friends of the Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Humanities Program at The University of Texas at El Paso.