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American Literature (1 September 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 for...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
... noting, 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 882–890.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., 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; paper, $29.95; e-book, $19.95. David employs a black feminist and cultural studies approach to analyze the...
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American Literature (1 December 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 of...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
... listeners—indeed, as artists who create, even 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 654–657.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., multiplicity, and cultural fragmentation 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the trickster, 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 for you.” (23) To the adoptive...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
... right next to you Mama ‘‘Why strange Miss Priss let her voice drop real lowShekindofhissed in my ear. ‘‘Your Mama killed those boys soon as they were born ‘‘Why would she do that ‘‘What would we a done with a sober white man on this place (WDG, 62–63) Mitchell’s sad detail...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Arnold Roessel 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... . Sakakeeny Matt . 2011 . “ 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... black and female bodies, Hortense Spillers’s seminal essay, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book,” argues that American notions of freedom and personhood are constituted on the violent physical and discursive marking of black and female bodies. This is to say, the grammar by which...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 the politics of masculinity in black literature and culture—with varying, but generally...
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American Literature (1 March 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
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...