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The FBI Is Perhaps the Most Dedicated and Influential Forgotten Critic 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/9780691130200.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part illuminates the interpretive assumptions of Bureau ghostreading against the backdrop of the best-documented entanglement of American criticism with American espionage: namely, the firsthand ... More


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


Transnational Anthems and the Ship of State: Harryette Mullen, Melvin B. Tolson, and the Politics of Afro-Modernism

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the aesthetic, literary‐historical, and political meanings of the term “Afro‐modernism.” It first introduces Melvin B. Tolson's modernist epic, Harlem Gallery (1965), via the ... More


Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

John Lowney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Jazz Internationalism argues for the critical significance of jazz in Afro-modernist literature, from the beginning of the Great Depression through the radical social movements of the 1960s. Through ... More


Modernism, Race, and Aesthetics

INGRID MONSON

in Freedom Sounds: Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195128253
eISBN:
9780199864492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128253.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter offers a framework for moving beyond the familiar standoff between blackness and colorblindness through a particular version of social constructionism. The aesthetic contest between the ... More


Introduction

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There have been a number of outstanding studies that articulate the importance of black music for “Afro-modernist” literary production since Paul Gilroy’s seminal The Black Atlantic: Modernity and ... More


Afro-modernism and Music: On Science, Community, and Magic in the Black Avant-Garde (by Guthrie Ramsey Jr.)

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

The creative impulses of midcentury jazz musicians are explored as new stylistic trends disrupted expectations and transcended preconceived notions of jazz. Contemporary composers and academicians ... More


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