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A companion to African American literature

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Featured Collection PS153.N5 C57 2010
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Collection  Second Floor - Featured Collection
 
Call Number  PS153.N5 C57 2010
 
 
Summary
Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres,historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents acomprehensive chronological overview of African American literaturefrom the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins,through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leadinginto the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporaryAfrican American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and politicalideologies Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches toAfrican American literature Features essays by leading established literary scholars aswell as newer voices
Contents
Back to the future: eighteenth-century transatlantic Black authors / Vincent Carretta
Africa in early African American literature / James Sidbury
Ports of call, pulpits of consultation: rethinking the origins of African American literature / Frances Smith Foster, Kim D. Green
The Constitution of Toussaint: another origin of African American literature / Michael J. Drexler, Ed White
Religion in early African American literature / Joanna Brooks, Tyler Mabry
The economies of the slave narrative / Philip Gould
The 1850s: the first renaissance of Black letters / Maurice S. Lee
African American literary nationalism / Robert S. Levine
Periodicals, print culture, and African American poetry / Ivy G. Wilson
New Negro aesthetics, culture, and politics: the modern period, 1865-c.1940
Racial uplift and the literature of the new Negro / Marlon B. Ross
The dialect of new Negro literature / Gene Andrew Jarrett
African American literary realism, 1865-1914 / Andrea N. Williams
Folklore and African American literature in the post-Reconstruction era / Shirley Moody-Turner
The Harlem Renaissance: the new Negro at home and abroad / Michelle Ann Stephens
Transatlantic collaborations: visual culture in African American literature / Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Aesthetic hygiene: Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the work of art / Mark Christian Thompson
African American modernism and state surveillance / William J. Maxwell
Reforming the canon, tradition, and criticism of African American literature: the contemporary period, c.1940-present
The Chicago Renaissance / Michelle Yvonne Gordon
Jazz and African American literature / Keith D. Leonard
The Black arts movement / James Edward Smethurst
Humor in African American literature / Glenda R. Carpio
Neo-slave narratives / Madhu Dubey
Popular Black women's fiction and the novels of Terry McMillan / Rubin V. Smiles
African American science fiction / Jeffrey Allen Tucker
Latino/a literature and the African diaspora / Theresa Delgadillo
African American literature and queer studies: the conundrum of James Baldwin / Guy Mark Foster
African American literature and psychoanalysis / Arlene R. Keizer.

Additional Information
Series Blackwell companions to literature and culture ; 71.
Subjects American literature -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
Publisher Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA :Wiley-Blackwell,2010
Contributors Jarrett, Gene Andrew, 1975- editor.
Language English
Description xiii, 467 pages ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9781405188623 (alk. paper)
1405188626 (alk. paper)
9781118438787
1118438787
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