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Amy Jacques Garvey, Jessie Fauset, and Pan-African Feminist Thought

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the works of Amy Jacques Garvey and Jessie Fauset, women writers and activists of the New Negro movement in Harlem during the 1920s. This chapter provides an account of how ... More


Jessie Fauset’s Not-So-New Negro Womanhood: The Harlem Renaissance, the Long Nineteenth Century, and the Legacy of Feminine Representation

Meredith L. Goldsmith

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 8 responds to two prevailing arguments about the fiction of Jessie Fauset—the one labeling her work retrograde, the other regarding it as subtly subversive—by viewing the writer’s work as ... More


Commodified “Blackness” and Performative Possibilities in Jessie Fauset’s The Chinaberry Tree and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the representation of the mulatta figure in Jessie Redmon Fauset’s The Chinaberry Tree (1931) and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928) as a hybrid of stereotyped womanhood. It ... More


Modern Sentimentalism and the New Negro

Lisa Mendelman

in Modern Sentimentalism: Affect, Irony, and Female Authorship in Interwar America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198849872
eISBN:
9780191884283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849872.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 4 focuses on Jessie Redmon Fauset’s acerbic use of sentimentalism to diagnose the tensions inherent in New Negro femininity and artistic production, as exemplified by her novel Plum Bun: A ... More


Passing Transgressions, Excess, and Authentic Identity in Jessie Fauset’s Plum Bun and Nella Larsen’s Passing

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Jessie Redmon Fauset’s Plum Bun (1929) and Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929) within the framework of the debate over the meaning of race. It shows how the two novels’ mulatta ... More


Black Modernist Women at the Parisian Crossroads

Jennifer M. Wilks

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores Paulette Nardal’s triumvirate of gender (“women students”), geography (“Paris”), and nation (“metropolis”) and how it operates in her work as well as in that of her U.S. ... More


Printing the Color Line in The Crisis

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

W.E.B. Du Bois’ and Jessie Fauset’s interest in new printing technologies – multigraphs, linotypes, and halftone reproduction – are crucial for understanding the political and aesthetic missions of ... More


The Gendering of Place in the Great Escape

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0020
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on black women who left the thriving community of Harlem for Paris. Between the First and Second World Wars, the period that some call the Jazz Age as well as the New Negro ... More


Black Samson and Labor Movements

Nyasha Junior and Jeremy Schipper

in Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190689780
eISBN:
9780190936853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689780.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The strained relationship of African Americans and organized labor generated a wide variety of opinions among African American writers in the early twentieth century. Some saw organized labor as a ... More


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