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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 305–342.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Donna M. Campbell 14 Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s Donna M. Campbell Scholarship on W. E. B. Du Bois and writers of the Harlem Renaissance, especially Jean Toomer, Nella Larsen, and Jessie Fauset, continues to ourish this year, and a comparatively large number of articles...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 309–347.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-known popular authors (Opal Whiteley, Anita Loos) or critically neglected issues in the works of better- known ones, such as essays that discuss race instead of class in Sinclair Lewis, celebrity instead of heredity in Jack London, fictions of the body instead of primitivism in Jean Toomer...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 273–305.
Published: 01 September 2002
... essays on Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, and other Harlem Renaissance writers and significant work on Theodore Dreiser. i Gertrude Stein Was Gertrude Stein a genius? Since Stein herself directly answered the question in the a≈rmative, the question posed in Barbara Will’s Gertrude Stein, Modernism...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 393–424.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and a kind of romanticized, agrarian vision of African American ‘‘nature rolls Jean Toomer in pass- ing into his attack on McKay; and praises Hughes’s radical poetry of the 1930s. According to Dawahare, Hughes ‘‘ought to be considered one of the first American poets e√ectively to challenge the post-World...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 275–309.
Published: 01 September 2010
...), Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (Emily M. Hinnov), Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem (Tom Lutz), George Schuyler’s Black No More (Rita Keresztesi), Jean Toomer’s Cane (Nathan Grant), and Carl Van Vechten’s Nigger Heaven (Emily Bernard). Though these essays are necessarily concise, collectively they offer...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 295–319.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the colored peoples of the world.” T. Austin Graham, “O Cant: Singing the Race Music of Jean Toom- er’s Cane” (AL 82: 725–52), examines Cane through a musical lens and identifies the novel as Toomer’s attempt to “catch a disappearing musical culture” and integrate it into his fiction. Since not all...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 281–309.
Published: 01 September 2011
... those of 2008: Gertrude Stein, Jack Lon- don, W. E. B. Du Bois, George Schuyler, Theodore Dreiser, and Nella Larsen. Moreover, several authors of the Harlem Renaissance in addition to Du Bois—namely, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, and Jessie Fauset—were each the subject of two or three...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 273–309.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Toomer, and William Faulkner (Routledge), uses Gilles Deleuze’s concepts of “book-root” and “book-rhizome,” or the influences of previous books on other authors, 294 Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s to analyze Du Bois’s and Toomer’s rhetorical strategies. Focusing...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 289–322.
Published: 01 September 2007
... commitment to larger social purposes in “Art as Propaganda: Didacticism and Lived Experience” (Afro-Americans in New York Life and History 29, i: 55–80). vi  Jean Toomer and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Toomer’s Cane receives a comprehensive reading in Karen Jackson Ford’s Split-Gut Song...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 295–333.
Published: 01 September 2006
... illustrative of racial uplift, is matched with text describing the farmer’s murder. vii  Jean Toomer and Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Interest in the Harlem Renaissance and Jean Toomer shifts slightly from race to style and form. In “ ‘Like a Violin for the Wind to Play’: Lyrical Approaches...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 269–307.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Articles on Jean Toomer continue to focus on Cane, although Eliz- abeth McHenry’s Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies (Duke) chronicles Toomer’s involvement in founding the Saturday Nighters, a literary study group begun in 1921 that later became...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 257–286.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of black culture. It is important in understanding early modern notions of Anglo-Saxonism and American nativism. Jean Toomer is the subject of the first chapter, Jean Toomer: Beside You Will Stand a Strange Man in Jon Woodson s To Make a New Race: Gurdjie , Toomer, and the Harlem Renaissance (Miss...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 301–333.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... In Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America: The Short Story Cycles of Sherwood Anderson and Jean Toomer (Tenn.) Mark Whalan is careful to distance his study from formalist treatments and influence studies of the authors, focusing instead on the rich cultural contexts that they shared...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 369–398.
Published: 01 September 2007
...- ingly Jean Toomer and U.S. poetic history—a number of ambitious and provocative monographs do distinguish this year’s scholarly output. Comprehensive accounts of 20th-century aesthetics (anchored firmly in modernity) include Jennifer Ashton’s From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 263–284.
Published: 01 September 2015
... flirtatious letters to Hughes. In “Blurring the Color Line: Race and the American Dream in The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, Passing, and Cane,” pp. 146–67 in American Dream, Andrew Vogel argues that James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, and Jean Toomer all “narrate stories of the color line...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 359–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... prevalent in many studies of African American literature, including Fettered Genius. b. Jean Toomer  Mark Whalan’s edition of The Letters of Jean Toomer, 1919–1924 (Tennessee), with a foreword by Barbara Foley, offers a vital new perspective on the author who wrote Cane (1923), the text...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 393–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... a clear line of demarcation be- tween African American modernism and the ‘‘projects’ ’ of Eliot or Joyce. iv Countee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Robert Hayden A number of other pieces endeavor to place in context the poetry of African American writers, both those who were...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Highlighting sheiks and sweetbacks, two sexualized types in Harlem Renaissance literature and culture, Kahan identi es these transgressive gures in writings by Zora Neale Hurston, Van Vechten, E. M. Hull, Jean Toomer, and Claude McKay. Elizabeth Alsop s Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction (Ohio State) o...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 235–255.
Published: 01 September 2017
... experiences, especially of women of different generations, providing a continuum of literary styles and concerns. Erich Nunn’s “Rethinking Music and Race in Jean Toomer’s Cane,” pp. 133–53 in Sounding the Color Line, notes that Toomer’s stories suggest a link between “anxious eroticism...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the 1920s contains Cane by Jean Toomer, Home to Harlem by Claude McKay, Quicksand by Nella Larsen, Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral by Jessie Redmon Fauset, and The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life by Wallace Thur- man. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s includes Not Without...