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Captivity, Desire, Trade: The Forging of National Form

Lindon Barrett

Justin A. Joyce, Dwight A. Mcbride, and John Carlos Rowe (eds)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter continues the discussion of Equiano/Vassa's autobiography, focusing on its role in the literary tradition as the most important eighteenth-century slave narrative in order for Barrett to ... More


Lyric Citizenship in Post 9/11 Performance: Sekou Sundiata’s the 51st (dream) state

Julie Ellison

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the proliferation of institutional spaces that are devoted to the production, through various art forms, of “lyric citizenship,” and contextualizes this development in relation ... More


“A Race That Could Be So Dealt With”: Terror, Time, and (Black) Power

Darieck Scott

in Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter links the terms derived from what is essentially a literary reading of Fanon's mid-20th-century theoretical and activist texts to an attempt to derive theory from a literary scene of ... More


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