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The African Americanization of Victorian Literature

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter demonstrates how nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century African American literature and print culture used Victorian literature to conduct acts of “African ... More


Close Reading Bleak House at a Distance

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter illustrates how the African Americanization of Charles Dickens' Bleak House makes newly visible and meaningful certain aspects of the novel even as it calls into question the power of ... More


(Re-)Racializing “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the African Americanization of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It argues that what makes “The Light Brigade” an inspired choice for this kind of ... More


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