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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Lawrence P. Jackson Duke University Press 2000 Lawrence P. The Birth of the Critic: The LiteraryFriendship Jackson of Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 83 of223 Three years following the...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... history of the South. While hints of criticism toward northern segregation appeared in those early works, Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) offered the first intensive prognostication and condemnation of the ad hoc, discriminatory, and de facto system of segregation appearing in cities like Chicago in...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Groups Concerned with the Problem of Street Corner Employment of Domestic Workers) ( April ). Davis Jane . 1986 . “ More Farce than Human: Richard Wright's Female Characters ,” Obsidian II ( Winter ): 68 – 83 . Ellison Ralph . 1964 . Shadow and Act . New York : Random House...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Cheryl Higashida Duke University Press 2003 Cheryl Aunt Sue’s Children: Re-viewing the Gender(ed) Higashida Politics of Richard Wright’s Radicalism 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 153 of 246 In American Hunger...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mikko Tuhkanen Tuhkanen argues that Richard Wright, with his references to dreaming in Native Son , Black Power , and elsewhere, develops a theory of postcolonial becoming, where the world's extant realities are challenged by the different “speeds” of the oneiric realm. In the controversial travel...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jeff Allred Duke University Press 2006 Jeff From Eye to We: Allred Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices, Documentary, and Pedagogy No ‘‘we’’ should be taken for granted when looking at other people’s pain.—Susan Sontag...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laila Amine This essay maps out a six-year literary transformation of Paris noir from 1957 to 1963 that overlaps with the Algerian war for independence from France (1954–1962). In this journey that transits from Parisian utopianism to postcolonial criticism, from Richard Wright and James Baldwin's...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... invested in visual constructs. Ellison's work with visual media ranged from an apprenticeship with Richmond Barthé to his life-long work as a photographer. Tracing the development of his aesthetic back to his friendship with Richard Wright and Romare Bearden, Hill argues that Ellison's metaphor of...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 123–149.
Published: 01 March 2020
... animals. From Brooks’s Maud Martha sparing the life of a mouse and Richard Wright’s rat killing in Native Son (1940b) to a young Maud Martha’s focus on the self-liberation of a nonhuman primate, this essay’s titular loved gorilla, we see the possibility of affirming African American and animal...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2006
... coda takes up Richard Wright, representing the next genera- tion, and the development of rural sociology as a new response to the rural- urban dilemma. Without an integrative conclusion, however, the conceptual limitations again come into view, despite the book’s useful insights and admi- rable...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
... death, assumptions accrue: N]obody colored killed the man T]he Klan did it and C]olored soldiers aren’t devious like that4 Military officials bring in Captain Richard Davenport, a Howard University Law School graduate, to conduct an investigation. Poised and intelligent, he struggles to gain respect...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jeffrey H. Richards David Humphreys's 1790 play, The Widow of Malabar , has been little studied, but it demonstrates surprising complexity as a cultural artifact of the American new republic. Written as a close adaptation of Antoine-Marin Lemierre's La Veuve du Malabar (1770), Humphreys's version...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Everett Hamner Hamner's essay analyzes Richard Powers's novel Generosity: An Enhancement as an example of genomic fiction, a genre-bending science fiction subgenre focused on relationships between biology and identity. Prefacing this study with brief readings of novels by Michael Crichton and...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Coetzee’s Disgrace), the bulk of the book pursues the possibility of positive alterna- tives through close readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus tales, Richard Wright’s Native Son, and Philip Roth’s The Human Stain. In lieu of focusing...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Richard T. Rodríguez © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature . By John Morán González. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2009. xiv, 259 pp. $50.00. Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 241.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 2007 Announcements 2006 Norman Foerster Prizes The annual Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published in American Literature in 2006 was awarded by the American Literature Section of the MLA to Jeff Allred for “From Eye to We: Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2015
... writers in inspiring and interrogating cross-disciplinary discussions about racial hierarchy and national belonging at the mid-twentieth-century moment. Jay Garcia’s Psychol­ ogy Comes to Harlem reveals how Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Ralph Elli- son, and James Baldwin, by incorporating...