"The Humor of the Old Southwest and National Regionality"

Robert L. Gunn, University of Texas at El Paso


Note: This essay was written following the acceptance of my proposal for a new edited collection, titled _Imagining Locality_: Regionalism in U.S. Literature and Culture Before the Civil War_, ed. Edward Watts (Michigan State), Kerin Holt (Utah State), and John Funchion (University of Miami). The entire collection is slated to undergo external scholarly review through a major press this summer.