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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 170–171.
Published: 01 March 2002
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 419–421.
Published: 01 June 2002
... technologies as postmodern art, children’s television pro- gramming, and the World Wide Web. She treats the primer as a ‘‘boundary genre’’ that unites elements of literate and folk culture, letters, and iconog- raphy. These hybrid texts or ‘‘festivals as she calls them, may register both the mechanisms by...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches . By Bernard W. Bell. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2004. xxviii, 499 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. Book Reviews New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing.By David Read. Columbia: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 628–630.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Keith Byerman © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore . By Patrick B. Mullen. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2008. xii, 210 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. The Hammers of Creation: Folk Culture in Modern African...
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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 (2007) 79 (4): 753–779.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Martyn Bone Duke University Press 2007 Martyn The (Extended) South of Black Folk: Bone Intraregional and Transnational Migrant Labor in Jonah’s Gourd Vine and Their Eyes Were Watching God Times have changed for Zora...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Habiba Ibrahim Real Folks: Race and Genre in the Great Depression . By Retman Sonnet . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . ix , 322 pp. Cloth , $89.95 ; paper, $24.95 . Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance . By...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Elizabeth Lloyd Oliphant Abstract This essay analyzes the mutually influential relationship between literary modernism and tourism as those two interests converged around the US Southwest in the early twentieth century. Modernist writers were drawn to the Southwest’s folk and Native American...
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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...
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American Literature 9003540.
Published: 26 February 2021
... structures depend on racialized distributions of affections. In the concluding portion of this essay, I turn to the “little buckskin pouch” containing Alfred’s miniature and consider how its resemblance to Afro-Atlantic folk charms recasts the racialized binaries traditionally advanced by miniature portraits...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
... educated African American peers—who belong neither to the folk aligned with the narrating we nor to the white bourgeois readership that the we interpellates.9 Throughout this essay, I focus on the peda- gogical aspect of Wright’s text, its attempt to confront white readers with the work required to...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2002
... writing. Over the course of the 1930s, she began to rethink what it means to do justice by African Americans, as she pondered what doing justice might mean within the context of the ‘‘folk’’ lives she observed. No longer simply a static cultural object to be translated or a reward to be recovered...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... impressive, and she contextualizes the New Negro movement through detailed accounts from a variety of historical sources. Her investigation culminates in her final chap- ter, ‘‘From the New Negro to The New NegrowheresheclaimsthatLocke reconceptualizes ‘‘the newly migrated proletariat as a folk’’ (199...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
... counterpart: theater that best appealed to an audi- ence of Southern migrants was ‘‘bawdy, funky, and humorous enter- tainment’’ drawing on ‘‘the existing folk culture of the black urban American Literature, Volume 75, Number 2...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 890–892.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to conjoin already established folk- lore tradition with historical and literary progress. Though stylistically and pedagogically divergent, both authors challenge contemporary boundaries ascribed to...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in that, unlike typical members of the black bourgeoisie, he suffered Tseng 2000.5.26 10:49 OCV:4 326 American Literature little alienation from black folk culture. Ellison saw no unbridgeable chasm between...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 741–767.
Published: 01 December 2006
... discussion of the primary agency of Hurston’s patron Oya.11 My focus on Oya as hermeneutic key to Hurston’s mythic vision calls attention to the real powers of storm read through folk narrative, fiction, and divination repertoires, but I also seek to point out how Hurston’s Afro- conservative...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2003
... abandon that middle-class Afri- can American activists fought so vigorously to deconstruct. In con- trast, Toomer values the art of the rural black folk and a newly urban black working class for its power not to elude...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 609–612.
Published: 01 September 2020
... folk aesthetics (33). In addition to exploitative labor continuities, Bone notes that demographic flows between the US South and the global South have the potential to reinvent the region in “radical and hopeful” ways, making space for the creation of transnational communities and solidarity between...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2003
... between the United States and the United Kingdom. Present are investiga- tions of Oscar Wilde and Coward, of course, with treatments of Tennessee Williams and Lillian Hellman, and some wrangling with Joe Orton—all folks...