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F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But behind the scenes, the FBI's hostility to black protest was ... More


“It is De Age of Colonial Concern”: Vernacular Fictions and Political Belonging

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this final chapter, late modernism’s outward turn captures the changes in political belonging wrought by the twin phenomena of decolonization and mass migration from the Caribbean to British ... More


British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates ... More


The Just Teach One: Early African American Print Project

Nicole N. Aljoe, Eric Gardner, and Molly O’Hagan Hardy

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Nicole J. Aljoe, Eric Gardner, and Molly O’Hagan Hardy describe the development of Just Teach One Early African American Print and its focus on texts excluded from critical and historical narratives ... More


Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Jay Watson and James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

At the turn of the millennium, the Martinican novelist and critic Édouard Glissant offered the bold prediction that “Faulkner’s oeuvre will be made complete when it is revisited and made vital by ... More


Negro and Negro: Translating American Blackness in the Shadows of the Spanish Empire

Gayle Rogers

in Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Examines the reception of black US writing in Spain in order to contextualize and defamiliarize it as literatura negra norte-americana. By studying the translations, anthologies, and bilingual ... More


Contexts and intertexts

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses slavery in the context of the works of Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar. It considers these writers' differing representation of Britain's involvement in the ... More


The Britishness of Black Britain

Joseph H. Jackson

in Writing Black Scotland: Race, Nation and the Devolution of Black Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461443
eISBN:
9781474495790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461443.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 1 argues that articulations of Black Britain, in general and specifically in literary terms, have been imbricated with state-led attempts to redefine Britain and the Union in the light of a ... More


Introduction: Leaping for Freedom: Black Theatre Manuscripts and Black Performance Communities

Kate Dossett

in Radical Black Theatre in the New Deal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654423
eISBN:
9781469654447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654423.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

The introduction explores the significance of Black theatre manuscripts for histories of the Federal Theatre Project, Black literary heritage and the Radical Black tradition. Black theatre ... More


Black Literary Criticism and Narrative Hermeneutics

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines black literary criticism in relation to narrative hermeneutics. It first looks at the factors that contributed to the rise of black literary criticism, including African ... More


Letters to Our Daughters: Black Women’s Memoirs as Epistles of Human Rights, Healing, and Inner Peace

Stephanie Y. Evans

in The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay maps the geographic and thematic locations of Black women’s life stories. It expands the cartography of Black women’s memoirs and autobiographies by tracing writing throughout the diaspora ... More


Archival Interventions: Black Baseball and Imaginative Literature

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/9781496817129.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter provides a brief account of black baseball history, while underscoring the disjuncture between the meticulous records of organized white baseball and the comparatively scant ... More


Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Samantha Pinto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, ... More


The Post–Civil Rights Era and the Rise of Contemporary Novels of Slavery

Venetria K. Patton

in The Black Intellectual Tradition: African American Thought in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043857
eISBN:
9780252052750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043857.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the rise of contemporary novels of slavery, paying particular attention to the role of Black women writers. Although Black men wrote slave narratives, too, the works produced ... More


Black Literary Writers and Post-Blackness

Stephanie Li

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines what post-blackness means for black literary writers by offering a reading of Toni Morrison’s Desdemona as an opportunity to invite creative and literary traditions into the ... More


Introduction

L. H. Stallings

in Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039591
eISBN:
9780252097683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039591.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter talks about sexual expressivity or explicitness in black literature and culture as a rejection of the Western will to truth, or the quest to produce a truth about sexuality, ... More


Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More


“In Her Full Courage and Dignity”: Alice Childress and the Struggle against Black Women’s Triple Oppression

Kathlene McDonald

in Feminism, the Left, and Postwar Literary Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033018
eISBN:
9781617033025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033018.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter builds upon the works of James Smethurst, Alan Wald, William J. Maxwell, and Bill V. Mullen by reading Alice Childress’s 1950s writings in the context of her Left activism and her ... More


The Gothic in and as Race Theory

Maisha Wester

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By now critics have clearly recognized the ways in which foundational Gothic texts are rife with discourses and debates on racial otherness. Critical studies have especially revealed the conjunction ... More


No, Really: A Home of One’s Own

Koritha Mitchell

in From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043321
eISBN:
9780252052200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043321.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy (1892) and Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces (1900), representative black domestic novels, the genre that 1980s and 1990s black feminism used ... More


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