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‘Thinking in hieroglyphics’: Representations of Egypt in the New Negro Renaissance

Rachel Farebrother

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that that ancient Egypt became an important trope for imagining African American cultural identity and history in the early twentieth century — a means by which to intervene in ... More


Ezra Pound's American Scenes: Henry James and the Labour of Translation

Daniel Katz

in American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter stresses the significance of the precedent of Henry James for Ezra Pound's own insufficiently studied attempts at auto-ethnography, and for his sense of American cultural identity. ... More


Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

ShiPu Wang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834180
eISBN:
9780824870393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834180.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

On December 8, 1941, artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889–1953) awoke to find himself branded an “enemy alien” by the U.S. government in the aftermath of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The historical crisis ... More


The Conquest of Antiquity: The Travelling Empire of John Lloyd Stephens

Gesa Macleenthun

in American Travel and Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which examines the travelogues of nineteenth-century American archaeologist adventurer John Lloyd Stephens, argues that a postcolonial perspective illuminates the dialectics between ... More


Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1493, Christopher Columbus led a fleet of 17 ships and more than 1200 men to found a royal trading colony in America. Columbus had high hopes for his settlement, which he named La Isabela after ... More


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