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Introduction

Tracie Church Guzzio

in All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book focuses on John Edgar Wideman, whose contribution to African American literary scholarship, despite its tremendous growth, has been largely neglected in comparison to other writers. Keith ... More


Books of Life: Postmodern Uses of Print Literacy

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The modern legacy of print literacy has come under fire in the postmodern era because of its presumed irrelevance to new social conditions and constituencies. The more powerful sway of electronic ... More


All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Tracie Church Guzzio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book provides a full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Wideman engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and ... More


Urban Writing as Voyeurism: Literature in the Age of Spectacle

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Accounts of postmodern urbanism often posit a sharp break between the visual regimes of modern and postmodern cities, celebrating the cultural heterogeneity and spatial fluidity of contemporary ... More


Masking Fanon

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reads John Edgar Wideman’s Fanon as a novel whose ostensible failure to give voice to the historical Frantz Fanon generates experimental narrative modes for representing the human ... More


The Postmodern Moment in Black Literary and Cultural Studies

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter spells out what exactly it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American studies. Selectively examining key texts from various disciplines, it sketches the lineaments of a ... More


The Ends of Legal Personhood

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Drawing from John Edgar Wideman’s Fanon, the epilogue reflects on how contemporary literature and art perform the work of salvaging the person from its legal histories. It examines the unlawful enemy ... More


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