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Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the American West and South

Susan Courtney


Split Screen Nation proposes that our visions of the American West and the American South must be thought in relation to each other if we are to fully understand the marks both have left on popular ways of imagining the United States. Analyzing an eclectic range of films and related screen media from the decades following World War II, the book argues that conflicted sentiments about the nation’s most paradoxical narratives—namely, “land of the free”/land of slavery, conquest, and segregation—were mediated by an implicit, at times explicit, opposition between the screen West and the screen Sou ... More

Keywords: West, South, US, United States, America, region, nation, film, television, media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190459963
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Courtney, author
Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, University of South Carolina