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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


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


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


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


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