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The Black Male Body in Early African American Science Fiction: The Experimental Case of Sutton Griggs’s Imperium in Imperio

Marlene D. Allen

in The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786940520
eISBN:
9781789629170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marlene Allen’s essay explores the bodies of Belton Piedmont and Bernard Belgrave through the focus of late nineteenth-century debates about race determinism. Sutton Grigg’s Imperium in Imperio ... More


‘To have the benefit of some special machinery’: African American Book Publishing and Bookselling, 1900–1920

Alisha R. Knight

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on African American book publishing and bookselling between 1900 and 1920. More specifically, it examines the publishing activities of Sutton Griggs, Kelly Miller, and the ... More


Failed Futures: Of Prophecy and Pessimism at the Nadir

Gregory Laski

in Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress After Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190642792
eISBN:
9780190642815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642792.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the uses of the unfulfilled in the writings of Charles W. Chesnutt and Sutton E. Griggs. While both authors sought politically progressive ends, Chesnutt and Griggs deployed ... More


Jim Crow and the Western

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Four explores the processes by which Black Westerners were displaced by, and even on occasion transformed into, white heroes in frontier clubmen’s writings. The first case concerns Wister’s ... More


Warped Conjunctions: Jacques Rancière and African American Twoness

Nancy Bentley

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter invokes the work of Jacques Rancière on the way that sensory experience serves as the space of political existence and uses his arguments to diagnose the current critical situation in ... More


Introduction: A Joke to the Eye

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter establishes the definition of comic rage and traces the history of humor and militancy in African American literature and history. It distinguishes between comic rage and satire, ... More


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