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Reading as Listening: The Southern Folk Aesthetic

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the rural South works as a stimulant for the postmodern African–American literary imagination and the kinds of resolutions it yields to problems of urban ... More


Black Baseball’s Archive of Cultural Nationalist Feeling

Emily Ruth Rutter

in Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817129
eISBN:
9781496817167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter and the subsequent one examine the second, African American-authored wave of black baseball literature, illuminating both the pain of social exclusion and the pleasure of communal ... More


Telling It Slant

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Positing that narrative coherence is the sine qua non of a literary realism that is epitomized specifically in prose, this chapter argues that it is therefore in nonrealist, experimental prose that ... More


The Footprints of Ghosts: Fictional Folklorists in the Work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead

Shelley Ingram

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at the fictional folklorists who appear in the work of Gloria Naylor, Lee Smith, Randall Kenan, and Colson Whitehead. An interesting pattern emerges when you consider the works of ... More


Reworking Roots: Black Women Writers, The Sapelo Interviews in Drums and Shadows, and the Making of a New Gullah Folk

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 discusses the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. Chapter 5 unearths the origins of the revival, analyzes the ... More


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