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Consciousness of FBI Ghostreading Fills a Deep and Characteristic Vein of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part argues that Afro-modernist literature “pre-responded” to FBI inspection, internalizing the likelihood of Bureau ghostreading and publicizing its implications with growing bluntness and ... More


Introduction

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter first discusses the FBI's surveillance African American writers and imitation of black prose as part of its struggle against African American protest. It argues that unlike ... More


F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But behind the scenes, the FBI's hostility to black protest was ... More


Constructive Engagements

Stéphane Robolin

in Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the outcomes of some interactions among black South African and African American writers discussed in preceding chapters, but “updated” here in the context of the 1980s. It ... More


“How did they pick John Doe?”: Memory, Memorial, and the African American Great War

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the racial politics of remembering the Great War. In the 1920s, the intersection of race and remembering was bitterly contested. The chapter focuses on the interest of many ... More


“Civilization has met its Waterloo” The Great War, Race, and the Canon

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the initial responses of African American writers and intellectuals regarding the war. These writers, who were often subject to the severe circumscriptions of wartime sedition ... More


The New Negro (1923–1926)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the advancement of Walrond's career into mainstream literature, due both to white patronage and the extensive support of the Negro community. The New Negro movement had played ... More


Perspectives on Percival Everett

Keith B. Mitchell and Robin G. Vander (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Percival Everett writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays, and is one of the most prolific, acclaimed, yet under-examined African-American writers working today. Although to date, Everett has ... More


Deconstructing White Ways of Seeing: Interracial-Conflict Films and College-Student Viewers

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the medium of film and a different demographic group and reception context: the college classroom. It analyzes the responses of college students to two films about interracial ... More


Introduction African American Atheism: A Cause for Hope

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contains observations about belief in God and religious communities. It examines the atheist African American writers who challenged the God concept as a breeding ground for racism and ... More


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