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The Revival of Revolt: Conjure, Slave Insurrection, and the Novel of Enthusiasm

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses the historical role that African and Afro-Protestant revival and conjure religion played in fomenting slave rebellions in the Americas. Pointing to the influence that slave ... More


“The Stolen Voice”: Charles Chesnutt, Whiteness, and the Politics of Folklore

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Chapter five details how Charles Chesnutt, in The Conjure Woman (1899), experimented with African American folklore, especially conjure and ritual, as a way to critique the existing epistemological ... More


Trickster Poetics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Rei Magosaki

in Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271306
eISBN:
9780823271351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271306.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is on writers considered to be “the first” African American and Asian American literature: Charles Chesnutt and Sui Sin Far. The chapters explore the “double-voiced” acts of ... More


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