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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
... about representing slavery in black cultural production. While Alain Locke and other critics called for literature to portray the Negro of the new day and discard the old representations, James Weldon Johnson understood the Old Negro’s enduring importance to modern black self-conception. His 1912 novel...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 249–274.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Cristina L. Ruotolo Duke University Press 2000 Cristina L. James Weldon Johnson and the Autobiography Ruotolo of an Ex-Colored Musician 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 11 of223 In all the critical attention paid...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett . By Larkin Lesley . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . 2015 . x, 282 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper, $30.00 ; e-book, $29.99 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History (2017...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Gayle Wald Book Reviews  841 James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes. By Noelle Morrissette. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2013. xiii, 243 pp. Paper, $45.00. Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem. By Jean...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Jennifer L. Schulz Duke University Press 2002 Jennifer L. Restaging the Racial Contract: James Weldon Schulz Johnson’s Signatory Strategies In his autobiography Along This Way (1933), James Weldon Johnson describes his confrontation with a white man in a bi...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
... into a range of aesthetic experiences. This can be observed in the Beethovenian ekphrasis featured in prose works by James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison—four writers whose works have also been considered indebted to blues and jazz musical influences and who approach...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-of-the-century American theater, Tin Pan Alley and the music industry, anthropology and ethnography in the southern United States, and Toomer's debts or relations to other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the electric chair at Sing Sing prison alongside James Weldon Johnson's 1912 novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , the essay argues that these texts invite us to recast early twentieth-century black resistance in electrical terms, terms that expose racial violence as a function of technological...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bo McMillan Abstract Early twentieth-century Black literature on the city from the likes of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Nella Larsen pondered questions of what it meant to be Black and urbane and also how to reformulate Black identity from a new position removed from the violent...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
... seconds Ruotolo’s attraction to the self-ragging fiction of James Weldon Johnson, but proceeds to place jazz and later, higher modernism—by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen—back at the center of inquiry, targeting “the temporal and formal schematics through which two...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 633–640.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of curiosity.” The “New Negro” in the Old World: Culture and Performance in James Weldon Johnson, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen. By Lena Ahlin. Stockholm: Lund University. 2006. 205 pp. $79.50. This study examines how the concept of the New Negro was articulated in the United States in and through...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of ways in which I find myself stunned by Siobhan Somerville’s Queering the Color Line. Not only does she offer some of the finest readings of Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, and Pauline Hopkins that I have ever...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of American culture, character, and thought especially interesting. Toth sees The Jazz Singer and James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912) as following Nancy’s argument that “a sense of individuality is effected by the contingency of communal relations that necessarily...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of ways in which I find myself stunned by Siobhan Somerville’s Queering the Color Line. Not only does she offer some of the finest readings of Jean Toomer, James Weldon Johnson, and Pauline Hopkins that I have ever...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
... finely researched readings of Sutton E. Griggs (chapter 2), James Weldon Johnson (chapter 4), and Pauline Hopkins (coda) attest, by stressing how such writers’ multidimensional critiques of US empire overseas pivot on their acute experiences with violent racism at home, The Empire Abroad and the Empire...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 531–561.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . 1907 . The American Scene . New York : Harper . Johnson James Weldon . 1922 . The Book of American Negro Poetry . New York : Harcourt, Brace . ———. 1931 . The Book of American Negro Poetry . Rev. ed. New York : Harcourt, Brace . ———. 1933 . Along the Way: The Autobiography...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2015
... similarities alongside historical differences. Bromell finds African American texts equally instructive on the chal- lenge of practicing democracy in the age of globalization. Frederick Doug- lass, James Weldon Johnson, W. E. B. DuBois, and Malcolm X help Americans “balance their national...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... at skyscrapers they never reference Ellis Island or the Statue, even when James Weldon Johnson invokes a “Sphinxlike enchantress guarding the entrance to the world of wealth and opportunity” (60). Lindner grants that skyscrapers were invented in Chicago, to which city his phrasing condescends: “New York is where...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- graph transmission and commercial photography spurs literary experiments with grammar and syntax, opening up new social and erotic possibilities in the way technology interrupts and reroutes the self-sameness of individual con- sciousness. For James Weldon Johnson, the inscriptive technology...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 411–414.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to perceive how those very cartographies are embedded in the imposition and contestation of imperial cultural dominance. Taketani studies Hughes in a different, yet no less fascinating light. Alongside explorations of texts like James Weldon Johnson’s 1933 autobiography Along This Way (chapter 1...