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Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Monique-Adelle Callahan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This book maintains that the poetic texts examined here constitute an active process of composing history; they are not simply historicized. They give name to the nation and compose of a historical ... More


Prison Breaks: Modes of Escape in Auta de Souza’s Poetics of Freedom

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Auta de Souza’s poetry in the context of Brazilian slavery and abolition. Auta challenges the definitions of personal freedom to self-design, self-define, reconcile colonial ... More


Where Do We Go from Here? The Implications of Textual Migrations

Monique-Adelle Callahan

in Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter ultimately maintains that any comparative project runs the risk of reinforcing the very boundaries it claims to deconstruct. Afrodescendente literature does not stand in opposition to ... More


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