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The Asian American Writing Movement and Blackness: Race and Gender Politics in Asian American Anthologies

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter explores Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers and Yardbird Reader 3 and shows how the editors utilize the rhetoric of Black radicalism as a means to conceptualize the racial ... More


The Birth of the Bureau, Coupled with the Birth of J. Edgar Hoover, Ensured the FBI’s Attention to African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part aims to add depth and detail to less-familiar portraits of Hoover as a young militant, and to establish the character of the also young law enforcement agency he joined in the wake of World ... More


Introduction

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter first discusses the FBI's surveillance African American writers and imitation of black prose as part of its struggle against African American protest. It argues that unlike ... More


Du Bois, Johnson, and the Recordings of Race

Michael North

in Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173567
eISBN:
9780199787906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes an abiding distinction in African American writing between sight, which seems divisive and prejudicial, and sound, which is identified with community solidarity and expression. ... More


Complicating the Story: Religion and Gender in Historical Writing on British and American Anti-Slavery

David Turley

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces historical writing on British and American anti-slavery through three phases encompassing writing by participants, the generations of twentieth century professional historians ... More


Englishness and Extraterritoriality: British-Jewish Writing and Diaspora Culture

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines in detail the English tradition of Jewish extraterritoriality and briefly discusses an historical alternative to this form of writing. It makes the distinction between American ... More


Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More


Filipino diasporic literature

Alfred A. Yuson

in Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses two distinct features of Filipino diasporic literature. One, it is written in a second language, English, with which Filipinos have been more than familiar for over a century. ... More


Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Fiona Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a collection of essays on an iconic American periodical, providing new insights into twentieth-century literary culture. The book reads across and between The New Yorker departments, ... More


1993, Stockholm: A Prize for Toni Morrison

Abdulrazak Gurna

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the awarding of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature to Toni Morrison, bringing to light the struggle of black writers to be included in the norm for literature. The discussion ... More


Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature

William A. Gleason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732465
eISBN:
9780814733271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732465.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age ... More


Introduction: Jewish American World-Writing

Saul Noam Zaritt

in Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863717
eISBN:
9780191896101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863717.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter introduces the book’s critical terminology, including discussions of how to define world literature and its relationships with Jewish American writing. The chapter views world literature ... More


Memoir’s American Roots

G. Thomas Couser

in Memoir: An Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199826902
eISBN:
9780190252878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to identify and illuminate some precedents for the modern memoir in early genres and masterpieces of American literature. It shows that much early American literature was what ... More


“Those Frenchmen Got a Hellova Nerve”: 1926–44

Bruce D. Epperson

in More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes notable discographies and discographers from 1926–44. These include R. D. Darrell, possibly the first person to compile a freestanding discographic article; Melody Maker, a new ... More


Harriet Jacobs at Home in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Anne Bradford Warner

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Harriet Jacobs’ slave narrative, Incidents in the Life a Slave Girl (1861). It argues that Jacobs constructed for northern readers a radically new portrait of a southern home. ... More


Poetry and the Typosphere in Léon-Gontran Damas

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the graphemic features of Negritude's first poetic volume, Léon-Gontran Damas's Pigments. From the very beginning of his career, Damas distinguished himself from the Caribbean ... More


Modernism and the Quality Magazines: Vanity Fair (1914–36); American Mercury (1924–81); New Yorker (1925– ); Esquire (1933– )

Faye Hammill and Karen Leick

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines four magazines — Vanity Fair, American Mercury,New Yorker, and Esquire — that engaged with modernism in varying ways. Vanity Fair showcased modernist art and literature and was ... More


American Travel and Empire

David Seed

Susan Castillo (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315084
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this collection, leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term ‘American’, used here in the hemispheric sense, and ‘American travel ... More


Historical Writing in the United States

Ian Tyrrell

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0024
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter studies American historical writing. In the United States, the legacy of the Progressive historians advocating a pragmatic study of the past in the interests of social and political ... More


Growing Up under the Khmer Rouge: Cambodian American Life Writing

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father (2000) and Chanrithy Him’s When Broken Glass Floats (2000). It analyzes each literary memoir’s historic and contemporary ... More


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