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American Literature (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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 to...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Gayle Wald James Weldon Johnson's Modern Soundscapes . By Morrissette Noelle . 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 Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-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 (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Thomas C. Johnson By Elizabeth J. Van Allen. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 352 pp. $29.95. 2002 Reviews Colonial Transformations: The Cultural Production of the New Atlantic World, 1580– 1640. By Rebecca Ann Bach. New York: Palgrave. 2000. xiv, 290 pp. $49.95. The...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Kendall Johnson Boudreau Kristin . Henry James's Narrative Technique: Consciousness, Perception, and Cognition . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 2010 . xv, 204 pp. $75.00 . Tucker Amy . The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution . Stanford...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 194.
Published: 01 March 2008
... ethnicity in American contexts. The first section presents essays that focus on close readings from authors such as Bret Harte, Ariel Balter, Jesse Alemán, James Weldon Johnson, Toni Morri- son, and Gish Jen. The second section addresses race, ethnicity, and hybridity in the United States from...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Geoffrey Sanborn Sanborn's essay seeks to demonstrate that The Headsman , an overlooked 1833 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, is an allegory of racial passing. After showing that the dominant aim of this melodrama about a Swiss executioner's family is to critique white American prejudice against...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2007
... says he is concerned about readers, his book has no list of works cited, and the index to poems and letters is laid out as if readers are expected to have memorized the numbers assigned to texts by R. W. Franklin and Thomas H. Johnson. Oddly, he does not offer photographs of the texts to...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 443–445.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Claudia Stokes Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible . By Robert Alter. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2010. 198 pp. $19.95. Displacing the Divine: The Minister in the Mirror of American Fiction . By Douglas Alan Walrath. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2010. xvi...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., entertainers in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, and the Iroquois writer and performer E. Pauline Johnson presented critiques of Indian policies at home, Native representations that circulated transnation- ally, and the connections of these policies and images to global imperialism. But even as Flint...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., NY : Cornell Univ. Press . Wright Richard . (1958) 2000 . The Long Dream . Boston : Northeastern Univ. Press . ———. 1959 . Island of Hallucination . Ts. Box 34, Folder 472 . James Weldon Johnson Collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University . Laila...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Kendall A. Johnson By Geoffrey Sanborn. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1998. xvi, 254 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. 2000 Reviews 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 179 of223 Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature. By James D...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Cherene Sherrard-Johnson Duke University Press 2004 Cherene ‘‘A Plea For Color Nella Larsen’s Sherrard- Iconography of the Mulatta Johnson The Negro poet portrays our group in poems, the Negro musician portrays our group in jazz, the Negro...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 432–434.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Kendall Johnson By George Yúdice. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. vii, 466 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. By Joel Pfister. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2004. xiv, 340 pp. Cloth,$84.95; paper, $23.95. 2005 Book Reviews White People Do Not Know How to Behave at...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
... area of research. The second, Eric Sundquist’s The Hammers of Creation, considers the novels of three early- twentieth-century African American writers: James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, and Arna Bontemps. Both scholars focus on the complexi- ties, contradictions...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 877–879.
Published: 01 December 2012
... strategies of writers, including James Weldon Johnson and Larsen, and photographers, including Carl Van Vechten and Aaron Siskin, whose works obscured the “readability” of verbal and visual images and demonstrated the complexity of “reading” blackness—both on the surface of the body and as an...