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Being Black There: Contemporary African American Detective Fiction

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

I argue for literary, philosophical, and political motives in Walter Mosley’s return to a kind of writing born in and of 1930s cynicism, hard-boiled detective fiction. Like Richard Wright’s ... More


Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Daylanne K. English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Each Hour Redeem will be the first monograph to focus on how time has been represented materially, politically, and philosophically throughout the African American literary tradition. It therefore ... More


“Temporal Damage”: Pragmatism and Plessy in African American Novels, 1896–1902

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Oliver Wendell Holmes’s most famous pragmatist legal saying was that “the life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience.” I argue that Hopkins, Chesnutt and Dunbar published novels in ... More


After Kush: Aksum and Nubia in the Sixth Century CE

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the political fiction of Aksum's rule of Kush that persisted into the sixth century. It first considers the extent and nature of Aksumite relations with Nubia during the reign ... More


Political Fictions

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction establishes my analytic categories, vocabulary (especially strategic anachronism and strategic presentism) and central arguments by focusing on very different texts in a ... More


Introduction

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the influence of warfare, commerce, and political fictions on the relations between two ancient African states, Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum. Focusing primarily on the ... More


Conclusion

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book has explored the history of Aksumite–Nubian relations based on the available archaeological, epigraphic, and literary evidence. For the period before the rise of Aksum, there is good ... More


“Seize the Time!”: Strategic Presentism in the Black Arts Movement

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Beginning with the under-studied Dasein poets, this chapter argues that during the Black Arts era, African American writers represented black people as fully of their times, partly by connecting the ... More


Haunted by the Thirties

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

Deeply troubled by social injustice, Pamela became an active member of the Labour Party, writing newsletters and marching in protests against the Spanish Civil War and Franco. In 1935 she met an ... More


Political Truths

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

I return to Suzan-Lori Parks, whose insight “Standard Time Line and Standard Plot Line are in cahoots!” appears as the first epigraph in the book. I focus on Parks’s 365 Days/365 Plays in which she ... More


“The Death of the Last Black Man”: Repetition, Lynching, and Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century African American Literature

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

I focus on Grimké’s anti-lynching play Rachel (1916), Wright’s naturalist novel Native Son (1940), Gaines’s elegiac novel A Lesson Before Dying (1994), and Parks’s postmodern play The Death of the ... More


Ticking, Not Talking: Timekeeping in Early African American Literature

Daylanne K. English

in Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

I develop the relationship between the material history of timekeeping and the content and form of 18th and 19th century African American and Black Atlantic texts, including: Gronniosaw’s and ... More


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