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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


Introduction: ‘No Region for Tourists and Women’

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about transatlantic literature and women's narratives of travel and adventure. This book analyses several examples of relevant ... More


Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on John Brunner's works from 1967 to 1975. These include Quicksand (1967), which garnered testy and argumentative reviews; Zanzibar (1968), which went on to garner Nebula and ... More


Constructing Race Across The Atlantic: Nella Larsen's Quicksand

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

in Transatlantic Women's Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624454
eISBN:
9780748652242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624454.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses Nella Larsen's Quicksand, an early twentieth-century novella that offers a contested reading of racial otherness and transatlantic exoticism. It explains that the novella's ... 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


Intertextual Geographies of Migration and Biracial Identity: Light in August and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

Martyn Bone

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the notion of context by comparing William Faulkner’s novel Light in August (1932) with Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928), and argues that the two authors have more in common than ... More


No Means Yes: The Conversion Narrative as Rape Scene in Nella Larsen's Quicksand

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter features the most shocking treatment of God and religion. It focuses on Nella Larsen's Quicksand, which likens and compares a community of believers to a band of gang rapists. On the ... More


One Thing Follows the Next and I Just Do It: , , , and Smaller Pieces

Kyle Gann

in Robert Ashley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035494
eISBN:
9780252094569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035494.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter outlines several more of Ashley's operas as well as a series of nonoperatic commissions made during the late 1980s and 1990s. The operas under discussion here are: Your Money My Life ... More


Quicksand and the Racial Aesthetics of Chinoiserie

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter illustrates how Nella Larsen's novel, Quicksand (1928), uses figurations of the Orient to explore Helga Crane's biracial, gendered, and transnational identity. The chinoiserie in the ... More


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