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Literary Criticism : American - African American


Literary And Sociopolitical Writings Of The Black Diaspora In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries - Kersuze Simeon-jones

Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries examines the literary movements of the black Diaspora, dating from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, in relation to the sociopolitical move......

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Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.e.b. Du Bois And The Disciplinary Decadence Of Sociology - Reiland Rabaka

Against Epistemic Apartheid offers an archive-informed and accessible introduction to Du Bois's major contributions to sociology. In this intellectual history-making volume multiple award-winning W.E.B. Du Bois scholar Reiland Rabaka offers the fi......

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Nationalism, Marxism, And African American Literature Between The Wars - Anthony Dawahare

During and after the Harlem Renaissance, two intellectual forces --nationalism and Marxism--clashed and changed the future of African American writing. Current literary thinking says that writers with nationalist leanings wrote the most relevant f......

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The Mulatta And The Politics Of Race - Teresa C. Zackodnik

From abolition through the years just before the civil rights struggle began, African American women recognized that a mixed-race woman made for a powerful and, at times, very useful figure in the battle for racial justice. The Mulatta and t Auth......

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Bookclub-in-a-box Discusses The Book Of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, By Lawrence Hill - Marilyn Herbert

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill's new book doesn't lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational st......

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Bookclub-in-a-box Discusses The Help, By Kathryn Stockett - Marilyn Herbert

It's 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi, and 22-year-old Skeeter has just graduated from Ole Miss. She comes home with a diploma, but no husband, in a world where her friends are all married and raising children, with the help of their black maids. At a......

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Janet Mcdonald: The Original Project Girl - Catherine Ross-stroud

Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl is a bio-critical study of McDonald and her work as it relates to the contributions she has made to the genre of teen fiction. It explains McDonald's profoundly realistic fiction, which holds wide appeal f......

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New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-2000 - Barbara Christian

For me, doing black feminist criticism involved a literary activism that went beyond the halls of academe, not because I had so legislated but because in practice that is what it often, happily, had to be.--Barbara Christian, from "But What Do We ......

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Embodying American Slavery In Contemporary Culture - Lisa Woolfork

This study explores contemporary novels, films, performances, and reenactments that depict American slavery and its traumatic effects by invoking a time-travel paradigm to produce a representational strategy of "bodily epistemology." Disrupting th......

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Freud Upside Down: African American Literature And Psychoanalytic Culture - Badia Sahar Ahad

This thought-provoking cultural history explores how psychoanalytic theories shaped the works of important African American literary figures. Badia Sahar Ahad details how Nella Larsen, Richard Wright, Jean Toomer, Ralph Ellison, Adrienne Kennedy, ......

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Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, And Freedom In Nineteenth-century America - Tess Chakkalakal

Novel Bondage unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating close readings of fiction alongside archival ......

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Characters Of Blood: Black Heroism In The Transatlantic Imagination - Celeste-marie Bernier

Across the centuries, the acts and arts of black heroism have inspired a provocative, experimental, and self-reflexive intellectual, political, and aesthetic tradition. In Characters of Blood, Celeste-Marie Bernier illuminates the ways in which s......

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Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature And The Untold Story Of Black Pulp Publishing - Justin Gifford

"Lush sex and stark violence colored Black and served up raw by a great Negro writer," promised the cover of Run Man Run, Chester Himes' pioneering novel in the black crime fiction tradition. In Pimping Fictions, Justin Gifford provides a hard-boi......

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Netherland By Joseph O'neill & President Barak Obama's America: A Historical-literary Examination - Heerak Christian Kim

Joseph O'Neill's novel, Netherland, has won many prestigious awards and recognitions, including the PEN/Faulker Award and The New York Times Book Review's "Best Book of the Year." This book, written and published in the first decade of the 21st ce......

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Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life And Writing Of Lillian Jones Horace

Born in the 1880s in Jefferson, Texas, Lillian B. Jones Horace grew up in Fort Worth and dreamed of being a college-educated teacher, a goal she achieved. But life was hard for her and other blacks living and working in the Jim Crow South. Her ......

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