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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
...John Lowney Lowney’s essay examines how Langston Hughes’s cultural work in the 1950s and early 1960s illustrates the challenge of developing a progressive black transnationalist literary culture. It concentrates especially on Hughes’s longest and most ambitious poem, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 882–890.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Alexie represent the culmination of the revolutionary poetic tradition that she calls “the American Strain.” Throughout, the book asserts that the US poetic canon embodies larger debates about the literary canon and, by extension, about national culture. Mama’s Gun: Black Maternal Figures...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 543–569.
Published: 01 September 2020
... at large, calls the Vietnamese “gooks, dinks, VC number one, Mama-san, Papa-san, baby-san.” In turn, Hai and his fellow villagers call the Americans “foreigner, demon, imperialist, enemy, invader.” Upon this irreconcilable enmity, Janko deploys numerous formal, thematic, and linguistic strategies...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
... American Literature, 447–49. Lowney, John. “Jazz, Black Transnationalism, and the Political Aesthetics of Langston Hughes’s Ask Your Mama,” 563–87. Lutes, Jean Marie. Review: Adams, Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belong­ ing in US Women’s Life Writing, 461–63. Review: Showalter, A Jury...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
...: The giraffe scoffed. “But he doesn’t look like you.” “I think he’s beautiful,” said Mama Polar Bear. . . . (7) The anteater sniffed. “No one will believe he’s yours.” “He will know,” said Mama Polar Bear. . . . (17) The lion roared. “Will he be raised as a brown bear or a polar bear?” “He...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., too, that in terms of their psychodynamics and sexual politics, films that have emerged since the completion of this book, such as Soul Food, Big Mama’s House, and the Nutty Professor II, were anticipated by Witt and have proven...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2023
...R. Joshua Scannell References Gilmore Ruth Wilson . 2007 . Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Berkeley : University of California Press . Spillers Hortense . 1987 . “ Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... in renewed attention to important novels, such as Naylor’s Mama Day (1988) and D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghosts (1997), that often remain in the shadow of the paradigmatic Beloved . Whether in local book clubs and classrooms or in recent literary scholarship, fictional narratives of slavery...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 654–657.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that dominate discussions across the contemporary humanities. Her masterful and theoretically groundbreaking reading of Morrison’s challenging Paradise (1998) allows the reader to move on beyond the rather less accomplished, reductive analysis of Naylor’s Mama Day (1988). Overall, the book in its entirety...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
... as they write about, what they hear. Marcoux’s book performs deft readings of works by Langston Hughes (whose formally experimental collection Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz is from 1961), David Henderson (the Umbra poet who collaborated with Sun Ra and Ornette Coleman), Sanchez (who, we...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... As Weinstein also writes, evoking an implicit dialogue between Jazz and Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and elegantly arriving at a perception of Wild’s signification for the reader, “Wild seems to figure forth the priceless African mother that Morrison’s twentieth-century orphans have lost, the Mama...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., Cynara asks Priss: ‘‘Why are you shivering ‘‘It gives me the heebie-jeebies to stand out in that graveyard. It’s strange, all those little [O’Hara] boys buried right next to you Mama ‘‘Why strange Miss Priss let her voice drop real lowShekindofhissed in my ear. ‘‘Your Mama...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and magical realism, Montgomery offers readings of Linden Hills (1985), Bailey’s Brief Mention 685 Café (1992), and Mama Day (1988) that rethink domesticity in relation to the African diaspora. This book contributes to scholarship on black women’s...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and will be cited parenthetically in the text as I. 18 Henry A. Beers, Nathaniel Parker Willis (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885), 171. 19 Pier Gabrielle Foreman, “Who’s Your Mama? ‘White’ Mulatta Genealo- gies, Early Photography, and Anti-Passing Narratives of Slavery...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
... David , 387 – 429 . New York : Vintage . ———. 1961 . Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz . New York : Knopf . ———. 1995 . The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes , edited by Rampersad Arnold Roessel David . New York : Vintage . Papers Hughes . James Weldon Johnson...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... . “ New Orleans, Louisiana, USA .” Contemporary Political Theory 10 , no. 3 : 393 – 411 . Smith Thomas Ruys . 2011 . Southern Queen, New Orleans in the Nineteenth Century . New York : Continuum . Spillers Hortense . 1987 . “ Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and not “properly revered” cats makes manifest—“prove[s] title” to—the troubling material realities of this otherwise vanishing antebellum ground (Twain 1999, 1). Tracing a genealogy of US slavery and its ongoing violence against black and female bodies, Hortense Spillers’s seminal essay, “Mama’s Baby...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 1995): 415–42, especially 425–26. 114 American Literature 4 Saidiya V. Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997), 52, 55. 5 Hortense J. Spillers, ‘‘Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
...: The Persistence of Race in Movement ‘Beyond the Human.’ ” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 21 , no. 2–3 : 215 – 18 . Kelley Robin D. G. 1997 . Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional! Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America . Boston : Beacon . Lee Jasmine , and Park Haeyoun . 2018...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 273–299.
Published: 01 June 2022
... while he was married. She asks her niece Lillie to tell Lillie’s mother about the belated marriage, because “your mama. . . . don’t listen to a word from me. She only screams, ‘I’ll faint, I’ll faint’” (21). The hyperbolic representation of her sister’s aghast response stresses how the social order...