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Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Elaine Showalter

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Are American women writers from different eras and different backgrounds connected by common threads in a coherent tradition? How have the relationships between women's rights, women's rites, and ... More


Epilogue: The Intimate Historicism of Late Twentieth-Century Feminist Criticism

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This epilogue presents a series of recognitions regarding how the intimate historicism practiced by the New England regionalists—their sensual history making endeavors—resonate with the historicism ... More


Maria Brown's Quilt

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter gives reasons to support the claims that Tom Brown's saxophone ensembles, culminating in the Six Brown Brothers, made the saxophone popular in North America and started the saxophone ... More


Michael Cummings: Stitching in Tempo

Graham Lock

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Michael Cummings belongs to a new generation of art quilters who have moved away from traditional patterns to find fresh images with which to tell their stories. Born in Los Angeles in 1945, he moved ... More


Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts: “All Things American in America Are about Race”

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

in Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640709
eISBN:
9781469640723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640709.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American artist Faith Ringgold’s oversized story quilts are painted and stitched image-text narratives on fabric intended to be hung on art gallery walls. In all her work she thematizes race ... More


“The Spiritual Energy of the Trees”: Nature, Place, and Religion in Silas House’s Crow County Trilogy

Scott Hamilton Suter

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Silas House's Crow County trilogy, which demonstrates binding connections to both family and place: Clay's Quilt (2001), A Parchment of Leaves (2002), and The Coal Tattoo ... More


Turning and Being Turned

Pamela Reynolds

in War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823243099
eISBN:
9780823250790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243099.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter is about betrayal as an indicator of the nature of the context within which a stand was made. It is about protest under close surveillance against powerful odds, with minimal resources ... More


Stitched Networks: Liberian Quilters, Transatlantic Diplomacy, and Community

Stephanie Beck Cohen

in To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042317
eISBN:
9780252051166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042317.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay investigates how the art of Liberian quilters functioned in diplomatic and social contexts; that is, how women visual artists actively shaped cultural diplomacy in nineteenth and twentieth ... More


“A Quilt unlike Any Other”: Rediscovering the Work of Harriet Powers

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that Harriet’s quilts and her life are an excellent entry point for understanding contradictory ideas about race, gender, and modernity in the late nineteenth century, and for ... More


Memory and Tradition as a Postcolonial Response in the Films of Kyrgyzstan’s Aktan Abdykalykov

Willow Mullins

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues, via an analysis of Aktan Abdykalykov's films from Kyrgyzstan, that a central theme in postcolonial discourse is the attempt to actively remember and record histories as a way to ... More


Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard’s Kuba Collection, and African American Art

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the significant influence of William Sheppard on U.S. visual culture. In 1890, soon after he arrived in the Congo, he expresses his intent to collect Congolese artifacts, ... More


Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

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/9780195116595.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple revises the traditional English epistolary novel, a form invented by men writing about women. This chapter argues that both author and her women characters, Celie and ... More


Sharing the Stuff of War: Soldier Art, Textiles, and Tactility

Holly Furneaux

in Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch, and Masculinity in the Crimean War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198737834
eISBN:
9780191801402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737834.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Soldiers supplemented their letters home with pieces of medal ribbon, flattened out bullets, pressed flowers gathered in truces, and sketches of camp life. This chapter considers the effort soldiers ... More


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