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Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism

Henry B. Wonham

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161946
eISBN:
9780199788101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book asks why so many of the writers who aligned themselves with the social and aesthetic aims of American literary realism apparently violated their most basic principles in relying on stock ... More


Oxford and Berlin

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores Alain L. Locke's life at Oxford University and at the University of Berlin. Friendships from Harvard University served to bridge the cultural distance between America and ... More


Locke's Legacy

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Because Alain L. Locke's achievements as a cultural leader were reflective of his thinking as a polymath, one could assume his legacy would be diverse in form and purpose. The effects of Locke's ... More


Harvard

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke arrived at Harvard University with considerable ambition, after two years at the School of Pedagogy, but even he did not foresee that in his senior year, as the first African American ... More


Chapter Five Howard and Beyond

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke's personal growth would vex and enrich him, as the long maturation preceding his Howard University appointment continued, though deepened in tone and substance. The 1920s were to be ... More


After The New Negro

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Renaissance is often discussed as a history of publication, for it impressed many simply because of the rise in the number of books published during the latter 1920s. Also, the awards given by ... More


The Educator at Work and at Large

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke continually pursued his vocation as a race leader in many ways and many contexts throughout the last two decades of his life. The appearance of fascist dictatorships, which heralded a ... More


A New Negro Foreign Policy: The Critical Vision of Alain Locke and Ralph Bunche

Jeffrey C. Stewart

in African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038877
eISBN:
9780252096839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is structured around the provocative claim that African Americans are natural diplomats because of the particular circumstances of the black experience in the United States. In order to ... More


The Renaissance and the New Negro

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores the Renaissance and, as far as Alain L. Locke was concerned, the New Negro Movement. Many others often called it the Harlem Renaissance, although some felt this neglected ... More


New Horizons: Sahdji to the Bronze Booklets

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The narrative of Sahdji, which Alain L. Locke published in both The New Negro as a short story and in Plays of Negro Life as a one-act drama, uses the form of a folk tale. An African king, Konombju, ... More


: The Lockes of Philadelphia

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Alain L. Locke's family roots in Philadelphia. Family tradition had it that Locke had attended Cambridge University, although there is no evidence of his matriculation. His ... More


Howard: The Early Years

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke's entry into the academy as a professor initiated what would be a forty-year experience, rich with many rewards and scarred with more than a few frustrations and defeats. He never let ... More


Theorizing Democracy

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke's vision deepened considerably during the first half of the 1940s. This had two major manifestations: his work on democracy and world peace, and his writings on cultural reciprocity, ... More


The Final Years

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

For more than two decades, Alain L. Locke worked out what might be called a group spiritual autobiography in his year-end reviews. They contain several important themes, such as the need for the ... More


Pragmatic Pluralism, Multiculturalism, and the New Hispanic

José Medina

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Drawing on American and Latin American philosophers such as John Dewey, Alain Locke, and José Martí, this chapter articulates a thoroughgoing pluralistic view of ethnic identity in general and of ... More


New Negro: Paul Robeson’s Formation in Harlem

James Donald

in Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics, and Modernist Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199354016
eISBN:
9780199354047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354016.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides the context in which to understand Paul Robeson’s reception in Europe as both “American” and “black,” showing how the interaction between the two terms defined his intellectual, ... More


Introduction

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on the life and works of Alain L. Locke, who, in 1948, near the end of his teaching career—and near the end of his life—was asked to teach at the New School in New York City. ... More


Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke (1886–1954), in his famous 1925 anthology The New Negro, declared that “the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, he ... More


Blasphemy and the New Negro: Black Christs, “Livid Tongues”

Steve Pinkerton

in Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how Alain Locke’s New Negro anthology and the works of Harlem’s self-styled “Niggeratti”—including Richard Bruce Nugent, Wallace Thurman, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston ... More


Introduction Vamping 'til Ready: Pragmatism and Jazz Improvisation

in The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter concentrates on Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka to participate in the ongoing discourse that positions black writers within the lineage of American pragmatism. ... More


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