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Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book seeks to explain the prominence of Sophocles' Theban plays among those Greek tragedies adapted by dramatists across the African diaspora. It argues that the Theban plays reflect on three ... More


Intersections and Networks

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter One establishes the book's theoretical and methodological context by siting it within recent developments in postcolonial studies, reception studies, and theories of tragedy. Taking as its ... More


Douglass’s Long Run

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how African-American authors participated in the probabilistic revolution. While early black Atlantic writers largely adhered to the providential outlook of Christian ... More


The Black Atlantic Revisited: Methodological Considerations

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

The authors argue, that a focus on Black intellectualism dissolves binary oppositions—as Paul Gilroy, W.E.B. DuBois, and others have attempted to do in their explorations of “double consciousness” ... More


A Tale of Three Republics

Robert Stam and Ella Shohat

in Race in Translation: Culture Wars around the Postcolonial Atlantic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814798379
eISBN:
9780814723920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814798379.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the geopolitical positionings of United States, Brazil, and France in relation to race/colonial issues. The United States and France are known as First World or Global North ... More


Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Kendahl Radcliffe, Jennifer Scott, and Anja Werner (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals, The Atlantic World and Beyond brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the 18th century. The ... More


Contesting Narratives of Failed Performance: Racial Identity and National Exceptionality

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter builds upon what Paul Gilroy identifies as an inherent “double-consciousness” within modernity and exposes the performativity inherent in that experience, particularly within the racial ... More


Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its ... More


The Crime of Color in the Negro Seamen Acts

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the appeals to law made on behalf of black Atlantic mariners caught up in the workings of the Negro Seamen Acts which subjected all black mariners, regardless of national ... More


Beyond Windrush and the Original Black Atlantic Routes: Austin Clarke, Race, and Canada’s Influence on Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Michael A. Bucknor

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to Canada – long an important migration destination from the Caribbean–as an overlooked site of postwar literary production. Employing the example of the Barbadian-born Austin ... More


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