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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
....” 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 and the Politics of Transgression . By Marlo D. David. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2016. xvi, 217 pp. Cloth, $79.95...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 543–569.
Published: 01 September 2020
... at the military base, Conchola lies his way into joining another unit leaving for the Cambodia border, with the intention of deserting once they land. From the helicopter, he observes the bomb-scorched countryside: “The fields were not ghost fields. Conchola saw few peasants in black pajamas, a few Mama-sans...
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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
..., it begins to strain logic. The story continues: “Once upon a time,” Mama began, “there was a young panda who lived in a different forest from ours.” . . . (19) “Mama, where did she come from?” “I’ll show you on a map,” Mama said. “And I think it’s time you read about pandas. I have a book about them...
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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 (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... close readings, Chassot’s book should help to usher 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 . While Chassot reminds us that black literature thematizes ghosts...
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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
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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 (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 (2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...: Clemens’s Life in Fiction . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . See Fred G. 1993 . “ Tom Sawyer and Children’s Literature .” In Critical Essays on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, edited by Scharnhorst Gary , 221 – 27 . New York : G. K. Hall . Spillers Hortense J. 1987 . “ Mama’s...
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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 (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of “gender” has historically had racial valence, as Hortense Spillers’s groundbreaking essay, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book,” pointed out some twenty years ago. Three recent monographs take up the intellectual gauntlet thrown down by Spillers and others by examining...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
... subject, not merely because of the intersection of race and gender, but because the very notion of “gender” has historically had racial valence, as Hortense Spillers’s groundbreaking essay, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book,” pointed out some twenty years ago. Three recent...