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Charleston is a Small Place: Literature and Tourism in a Season of Horror

Charleston is a Small Place: Literature and Tourism in a Season of Horror Jennie li Ght W ei S- Goff c harlest on is a s mall p l ace Literature and Tourism in a Season of Horror a season of horror If you enter Charleston from the out side, this is what Charleston you will see: If the cent ury is eighteenth, you might rst fi be struck by signs of ruin in the riverine space has no center. between the cit y and Sullivan’s Island, two sites of devastation during the Revolutionary siege that left Or it is, at least, the cit y in British hands. If you are a nineteenth- not central to century traveler, so much depends on the decade: what we name perhaps you sigh at the imperial splendor, fli nch at the lazarettos on Sullivan’s Island, or hold your American. breath at the milit arized oceanic boundary of Fort Sumter .But if you enter Charleston now, long after the growth of U.S. car culture, you are as likely as not to travel through its twin cit y, diff erentiated with the marker of a cardinal direction and a decided eco- nomic gap. I ref er, of course, to North Charleston, where, in April 2015, police officer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Charleston is a Small Place: Literature and Tourism in a Season of Horror

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 50 (1) – Aug 24, 2018

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Jennie li Ght W ei S- Goff c harlest on is a s mall p l ace Literature and Tourism in a Season of Horror a season of horror If you enter Charleston from the out side, this is what Charleston you will see: If the cent ury is eighteenth, you might rst fi be struck by signs of ruin in the riverine space has no center. between the cit y and Sullivan’s Island, two sites of devastation during the Revolutionary siege that left Or it is, at least, the cit y in British hands. If you are a nineteenth- not central to century traveler, so much depends on the decade: what we name perhaps you sigh at the imperial splendor, fli nch at the lazarettos on Sullivan’s Island, or hold your American. breath at the milit arized oceanic boundary of Fort Sumter .But if you enter Charleston now, long after the growth of U.S. car culture, you are as likely as not to travel through its twin cit y, diff erentiated with the marker of a cardinal direction and a decided eco- nomic gap. I ref er, of course, to North Charleston, where, in April 2015, police officer

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Aug 24, 2018

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