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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Timo Müller The essay offers a new perspective on the resurgence of Afro-modernism in the 1940s, arguing that the vernacular sonnet—specifically Langston Hughes’s “Seven Moments of Love: An Un-Sonnet Sequence in Blues” and the sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Hayden—played a crucial role in...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Mendi Lewis Obadike Duke University Press 2007 Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity . By Alexander G. Weheliye. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 286 pp. $22.95. Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative. By Jurgen E. Grandt. Columbus...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Higashida; From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic by Myriam J. A. Chancy, 616–18. Müller, Timo. “The Vernacular Sonnet and the Resurgence of Afro-Modern- ism in the 1940s,” 253–73. Neely, Michelle. Review: Rozbicki, Culture and Liberty in the...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 607–614.
Published: 01 September 2013
... modern aesthetics. Shaping Words to Fit the Soul: The Southern Ritual Grounds of Afro-Modernism. By Jürgen E. Grandt. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 192 pp. $59.95. Intending to “go down deep,” Grandt revisits long-standing notions of the South in the works of Robert Stepto, Houston...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . Professing Literature: An Institutional History . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . Graham Patterson Toby . 2006 . Right to Read: Segregation and Civil Rights in Alabama's Public Libraries, 1900–1965 . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . Hanchard Michael . 1999 . “Afro-Modernity...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Keith Cartwright Duke University Press 2006 Keith ‘‘To Walk with the Storm Cartwright Oya as the Transformative ‘‘I’’ of Zora Neale Hurston’s Afro-Atlantic Callings I was to walk with the storm and hold my power, and get my...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... . Boston : Northeastern Univ. Press . ———. 1997 . “ Sterling Brown and the Afro-Modern Moment .” African American Review 31 , no. 3 : 393 – 97 . ———. 1998 . “ Sterling A. Brown’s Master Metaphor: Southern Road and the Sign of Black Modernity .” In Rowell ( 1998 , 917 – 30 ). ———. 1999...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 663–670.
Published: 01 September 2010
... text ultimately focuses on Faulkner’s novels. 666 American Literature Shaping Words to Fit the Soul: The Southern Ritual Grounds of Afro-Modernism. By Jürgen E. Grandt. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 192 pp. $41.95. Continuing the project he began in Kinds of Blue (2004), Grandt...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
... vs. them”? Or does the “SCRATCHY SOUND” blow from a “DUSTY” record on a phonograph, a sound at once modern in its transmission and as folksy Political Aesthetics of Hughes’s Ask Your Mama 571 as the “rhythmically rough scraping” of the Afro-Caribbean­ “guira” that...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Goff Barbara Simpson Michael . 2007 . Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Gooding-Williams Robert . 2009 . In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America . Cambridge...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... hyperproduction? While African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans were once defined as superfluous, as an expendable economic resource, I want to argue that this imagined superfluity has been met in twentieth-century Afro- Southern and Afro-Caribbean art with superfluidity,withfictionsthat open the floodgates to...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
... [2010]). Eric Gardner’s ambitious study of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Christian Recorder is a direct response to Foster’s call for scholars to recognize the pervasive influence of the Afro-Protestant press in early African American print culture. Black Print Unbound focuses on the...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Rachel C. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2014 . v, 325 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper, $26.00 ; e-book available. Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production . By Anderson Crystal S. . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2013 . vii, 222 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
... parcel of what Michael Hanchard has called the projects of “Afro-Modernity,” Wright’s oneiropolitics also suggest a more complicated understanding of decolonization, one that I provisionally propose we follow with the Möbius strip. This topo- logical figure—a two-sided plane that...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Passing, which Larsen with her peculiar sense of humor originally entitled ‘‘Nig Larsen provides luxurious and visually evocative images that afford a unique glimpse into the Afro-modernist world of the Harlem Renaissance mirrored in Motley’s paintings. The lushness of Motley’s compositions evoke the...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2001
... interested in ma- terialist literary representation as a form of protest and, potentially, of re- cuperation; further, following Paul Gilroy, Sanders stakes a claim for Afro- modernity as the central, unacknowledged paradigm of social and cultural modernity and modern consciousness. Afro-Modernist...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 865–866.
Published: 01 December 2001
...; further, following Paul Gilroy, Sanders stakes a claim for Afro- modernity as the central, unacknowledged paradigm of social and cultural modernity and modern consciousness. Afro-Modernist Aesthetics expands the era of the Harlem Renaissance to encompass the years between 1908 and 1938. By reframing...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., artistic, labor, and civic histories of the 1930s and 1940s. However, Sanders is more interested in ma- terialist literary representation as a form of protest and, potentially, of re- cuperation; further, following Paul Gilroy, Sanders stakes a claim for Afro- modernity as the central, unacknowledged...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2001
...; further, following Paul Gilroy, Sanders stakes a claim for Afro- modernity as the central, unacknowledged paradigm of social and cultural modernity and modern consciousness. Afro-Modernist Aesthetics expands the era of the Harlem Renaissance to encompass the years between 1908 and 1938. By reframing...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 870–871.
Published: 01 December 2001
...; further, following Paul Gilroy, Sanders stakes a claim for Afro- modernity as the central, unacknowledged paradigm of social and cultural modernity and modern consciousness. Afro-Modernist Aesthetics expands the era of the Harlem Renaissance to encompass the years between 1908 and 1938. By reframing...