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Speaking of Abjection: White Writing and Black Resistance in Kathryn Stockett’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The genre of the white liberal race novel was revived in 2009 by Stockett’s bestseller and its high-profile Hollywood film version. Much controversy broke out over the novel’s depiction of black ... More


love: An Elegy for the African American Community, or The Unintended Consequences of Desegregation/Integration

Lucille P. Fultz

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African Americans coming of age after the civil rights movement gained access to opportunities previously denied former generations. But the opportunities available to the “Joshua generation” came at ... More


Queer Children and Representative Men: Harper Lee’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

No novel since Uncle Tom’s Cabin achieved the celebrity and cultural impact of To Kill a Mockingbird in regards to race in America. The chapter explores Lee’s youthful experiments in writing and ... More


Introduction: Toward a Literary History of Racial Liberalism

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that a tradition of liberal white race fiction has been a key component of American literary history. It surveys scholarship defining “racial liberalism” and “racial ... More


To Make a Humanist Black: Toni Wofford’s Howard Years

Dana A. Williams

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Acknowledging editors as “curators of culture,” this essay exams Morrison’s editorship and facilitates the unraveling of the crucial, intently politicized elements of black intellectual and cultural ... More


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