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Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This volume collects essays that explore the variety of satiric productions in contemporary African American culture. Often dubbed “Post-Soul,” the artists of this period mark a change in political ... More


Coal, Charcoal, and Chocolate Comedy: The Satire of John Killens and Mat Johnson

Keenan Norris

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter compares two depictions of Harlem, John Killen’s The Cotillion and Mat Johnson’s Hunting in Harlem. The latter novel criticizes the Afrocentric Ideology embraced by the former. Although ... More


Afterword: From Pilloried to Post-Soul: The Future of African American Satire

Darryl Dickson-Carr

in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781617039973
eISBN:
9781626740280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a snapshot of the current state of African American satire and muses on the possible directions it may take in the future. Using Trey Ellis’s formulation of the New Black ... More


Looking at the Big Picture: Percival Everett’s Western Fiction

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Few contemporary fiction writers are as explicitly concerned with African American experience in the American West as novelist Percival Everett. His later stories in particular place the American ... More


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