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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


Work and Sing: Children's Literature and the Cultural Front, 1935–1945

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers how the conditions of production and dissemination of children's literature changed beginning in the mid-1930s, and looks at the particular ways that leftists, in response to ... 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


‘Littery Man’: Mark Twain and Modern Authorship

Richard S. Lowry

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102123
eISBN:
9780199855087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

As Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens became one of America's first modern celebrities, successfully straddling the conflicts between culture and commerce. Twain manipulated the cultural outlets of his day, ... 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


Language as Fate: Reflections on Jewish Literature in America

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the fate of Yiddish in America which points to an essential difference between Jewish experience in the new country and the old. It further discusses that Yiddish was the ... More


A Scripted Continent: British and American Travel-Writers in Europe, c.1825–1875

James Buzard

in The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on American and British travel writers in Europe during the period from 1825 to 1875. It examines the special considerations and interpretive efforts incumbent upon writing ... More


Fighting—and Writing

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the face of Red Hollywood, John Howard Lawson was positioned strategically to be either bathed in warm sunlight or drenched in a cold rain as the political climate changed. It was hard to foresee ... More


The Reception of Post‐Holocaust Jewish Thought

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An examination is made of some of the responses to the work of the five main Jewish thinkers/theologians, which was addressed in Chs. 6–10, and to the work of other post‐Holocaust Jewish thinkers. ... More


Jewish Theology in Postwar America

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the writings and interchanges of various Jewish theologians who wrote in America in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, who included existentialists, and Reform Jewish ... More


Irving Greenberg and the Post‐Holocaust Voluntary Covenant

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, and in Chs. 6–7, and 9–10, an analysis and examination is made of the writings of the major American Jewish thinkers/theologians. The thinker addressed in this chapter is Irving ... More


Louise Erdrich

David Stirrup

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074264
eISBN:
9781781702581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Louise Erdrich is one of the most critically and commercially successful Native American writers. This book is a fully comprehensive treatment of her writing, analysing the textual complexities and ... More


Race, Rights, and Recognition: Jewish American Literature since 1969

Laura E. Free

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450877
eISBN:
9780801464010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores the work of recent Jewish American writers, many of whom have taken unpopular stances on social issues, distancing themselves from the politics and public practice of ... More


Introduction: Transnational Arab-American Belonging

Carol Fadda-Conrey

in Contemporary Arab-American Literature: Transnational Reconfigurations of Citizenship and Belonging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826926
eISBN:
9781479819027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826926.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly explores how Arab-American writers and critics respond to negative representations of Arabs in the United States. They articulate a rising need among Arab-Americans ... More


Responses to Auschwitz and the Literary Imagination

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The views of various American liberal intellectuals and Jewish writers on the Nazi death camps are discussed, starting with Lionel Trilling, a postwar New York literary critic, who addressed the ... More


Coda: Fiction Unbound

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter argues that Asian American fiction boasts a long and rich lineage, and its body of texts contains a multitude of unforgettable characters and compelling themes. Within this ... More


Richard Rubenstein and the New Paganism

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter, and in the next four, an analysis and examination is made of the writings of the major American Jewish thinkers/theologians. The thinker addressed in this chapter is Richard ... More


Red Scare Rising

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman was a “premature pro-feminist” film written under John Howard Lawson's own name before the clampdown of the “blacklist.” It is a remarkable story that focuses on a ... 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


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


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