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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of the African American Novel. By M. Giulia Fabi. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2001. xi, 187 pp. $32.50. ‘‘Think outside the Bun’’ was the slogan of a $200 million advertising cam- paign unleashed...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Literature Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794–1861. By John Ernest. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xiv, 426 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $24.95. The Contemporary African American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christopher Brown A History of the African American Novel . By Valerie Babb . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2017 . xi, 486 pp. Cloth, $ 46.99 ; e-book, $ 38.00 . African American Writing: A Literary Approach . By Werner Sollors . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Keith D. Leonard The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium . By Elam Michelle . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2011 . xxiii , 277 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.95 . The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 197.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Religious Idiom and the African American Novel, 1952–1998 . By Tuire Valkeakari. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2007. ix, 261 pp. $59.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Rebecca Evans Abstract This essay argues that contemporary African American novels turn to the gothic in order to dramatize the uncanny infrastructural and spatial afterlives of the plantation through a literary strategy it identifies as geomemory : a genre friction between mimetic and gothic modes...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Irvin J. Hunt The Ethics of Swagger: Prizewinning African American Novels, 1977–1993 . By Hill Michael DeRell . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 195 pp. Cloth, $51.95 ; CD, $14.95 . The Time Is Always Now: Black Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 654–657.
Published: 01 September 2017
... American Women and the Construction of Transnational Identity . By Drake Simone C. . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State Univ. Press . 2014 . xi, 186 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book available. Women’s Work: Nationalism and Contemporary African American Women’s Novels . By Thorsson Courtney...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... queer of color critique black queer studies post-Reconstruction African American novel Passing is often not about bold-faced opposition to a dominant paradigm or a wholesale selling out to that form. Like disidentification itself, passing can be a third modality where a dominant structure is co...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Andy Doolen Doolen examines the interrelationship between transnationalist ideology and the African American experience in Martin Delany's novel Blake; or, The Huts of America . In the antebellum struggle against slavery and racism, abolitionists considered fiction less effective than more factual...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
... African Americans, and that it does so by dramatizing the consequences of passing for three members of that family, Sanborn considers the implications of the fact that the end of the novel seems to reverse, or at least neutralize, that critique. Although Cooper is quite serious about the antiracist...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the African American Novel . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . Fauset Jessie . 1912 . “ What to Read .” Crisis , November , 38 . Fleming Robert E. 1971 . “ Irony as a Key to Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man .” American Literature 43 , no. 1 : 83 – 96...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... discussions of African American political views as “reactions” rather than actions in their own right. For Ellison, Myrdal and the novel's Communist Brotherhood share a perspective limited by a “scientific” distance from, and instrumental treatment of, African Americans. This link, the essay argues, recasts...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... institutions and nonlinear time with liberation; instead, I argue for an expansive conception of critical temporality. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 multiple temporalities African American novel hold nadir disagreement It is unsurprising, given our current set of political...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in The Long Dream, now another father figure, African American law- yer Ned Harrison, takes him under his wing and warns him against false brothers. Ned apprises that Paris “is the center of the Cold War,” and if he does not “keep away from” spies like Mechanical he will get “groundthefights, novel...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lena M. Hill Hill examines how art theory and plastic art objects facilitate Ellison's presentation of African American consciousness in Invisible Man . When considered alongside manuscripts of the novel in addition to letters and other archival material, the published text emerges as heavily...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jake Mattox According to his 1868 biography, in 1852 Martin Delany had been elected mayor of the Nicaraguan town of San Juan del Norte, a port attracting gold rush travelers, international capitalists, canal engineers, Miskito Indians, free African Americans, and British subjects. This claim...
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American Literature 10950740.
Published: 13 September 2023
... in the Spanish Civil War was altogether caught up with the matter of his blackness. McKay s novel revisits the archive to show how the Communist Party was responsible for instrumentalizing African American involvement not only during the Spanish Civil War, as Reid-Pharr has argued, but also, as my analysis...
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American Literature 10950766.
Published: 13 September 2023
... connections while promoting racial liberalism to a global audience. The Korean War inaugurated the American Cold War racial formation that endures into the twenty-first century. Contrasting two Korean War novels written by Asian American and African American authors—Nora Okja Keller’s Fox Girl (2002) and Toni...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...T. Austin Graham Graham considers Jean Toomer's Cane from a musicological perspective and discusses the novel's musical poetics with an ear toward 1920s discussions of African American folk culture, preservationism, and the mediation of song. At the time of Cane 's publication, Toomer's poems...