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“And now she was different”: Sexuality and differentiation among Black Women in Quicksand, Passing, and Sula

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

History and literature have been known to ascribe a blanket of sameness in the study of black communities and their issues. The chapter approaches the concept of dissimilarity within communities of ... More


A Call to Arms: On Memory

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The title of the second of Lu Xun's stories, Kong Yiji, written in March 1919, is given to an older man, whose speech is frequently said to be full of archaisms, and whose death is imminent. With the ... More


Performing Intermediality in The Passing Show of 1913

Mary Simonson

in Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Like the finale of a vaudeville show, this chapter brings the themes and actors presented in preceding chapters “back on stage” through an examination of the Shubert Brother’s answer to the Ziegfeld ... More


“How Lucky Were the Blond Kabyles”: Reading Race in the Anarchive

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 tackles the issues of race and racism as they relate to the October 17 massacre itself, the way it was documented in police archives, and the anarchive. When read for its representations of ... 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


The Art of Citizenship: Nella Larsen, James Baldwin, and the Difficulty of Knowing Others

Nick Bromell

in The Time is Always Now: Black Political Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199973439
eISBN:
9780199367771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973439.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first analyzes Nella Larsen's Passing, which takes up the question of how (and whether) a look of recognition deals with difference and takes account of what seems unfamiliar and unknown ... More


Lesbian Masquerade

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents a revised version of an illustrated lecture that Berube first presented in San Francisco in June 1979. Inspired by the section in Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History titled ... More


The Journey Home

Eileen J. Cheng

in Literary Remains: Death, Trauma, and Lu Xun's Refusal to Mourn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835958
eISBN:
9780824870867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835958.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes Lu Xun's adaptation of another prevalent theme in classical poetry to his stories: yearning for home. Rather than an image of the idyllic native place (guxiang) commonly found ... More


Race and Class Identities in Early American Department Stores

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

An exploration of the racial and class dimensions of early American department stores is provided in this chapter. It reveals why these retail institutions became prime locations for protesting and ... More


Nella Larsen’s Passing

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Reviewing the critical reception and scholarship on Nella Larsen’s Passing, the chapter documents the historical and contemporary appeal of the “passing plot” in US fiction, along with the social ... More


Computational connections

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 12 discusses two computational topics. The first topic is one of the key inspirations for our approach, namely, Plotkin’s treatment of the call‐by‐name evaluation discipline versus the ... More


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