Schneider, Jack 1975-07-23,24

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Jack Schneider discusses his dissertation and the aid with the Southwest Collection has provided to that project before talking about the literature of the Southwest, with emphasis on the effect of the land on its authors.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jack Schneider

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 23-24, 1975

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah and Roy Sylvan Dunn

Length: 1 hour 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal use of the Southwest Collection, Holdings on the Indian in the novel, Holdings in Texas Tech Library, Advantages of using the Southwest Collection, Browsing, Importance to this project, Time factor, Similar collections, Breadth of the Southwest Collection, Holdings in fiction, Potential usage of Southwest Collection by students of English, Evaluation of genres, Superiority of the novel, Relationship of the artist to the land, Hamlin Garland, Willa Cather, Everett Gillis, Southwestern poet, Personal history.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Tape 2, Side 1: Fiction as a research tool, Topics of study, Dependence of quality of work, Characterization, Point of view, Topics, Ethnic conflicts, Indians in technological society, Chicano studies, Cultural roots of Southwest, Descriptive essay, Mary Austin, D. H. Lawrence, Land.

Tape 2, Side 2: Land (continued), Folklore, Folklorists, Comparison to other regions, Novels evaluated, The Enemy Gods discussed, Larry McMurtry, The Last Picture Show, Regionalism in modern American novels, Role of land, Southern ancestry.

Tape 3, Side 1: Land and regional literature Agrarian South Fiction in Midwest Hamlin Garland Willa Cather Minor figures Frank Norris Conflict in fiction (dissertation) Indians vs. Anglos Culture Sample plots Intrusion of historical figures Lack of internal tension Results of study Anthropological studies used.

Tape 3, Side 2: Ethnological studies in research, Problems included, Objectivity of available works, Indian conflicts itemized, Drug abuse, The Man Who Killed the Deer, Culture conflicts, Relationships, To nature, To history, Sense of time, Religion, Dependence on intuition, Retention of Indian culture, Possibilities for future study, English Department interests, Other studies, Lawrence Clayton.

Range Dates: 1975

Bulk Dates: 1975

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