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Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396031-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9603-1
... Iftir 33 ~ ELIAS C. MORRIS 1899 Presidential Address to the National Baptist Convention The Reverend Joseph H. Jackson, also a perennial holder of the National Baptist presidential chair...
Published: 05 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373261-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7326-1
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... resonates in the North’s Global South as well as the Global South’s peripheries, querying in what ways Díaz’s literary forms unsettle U.S.-based American and Latin American literary conventions. The chapter looks toward the interpretive possibilities of global Latino/a literary practices, advancing a...
Published: 15 June 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386599-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8659-9
... inherent in narrative is augmented by a second characteristic of the novel: its extraordinary flexibility as a form. Introduced as ‘‘the novel it remains in many ways ‘‘the new Although, as literature, the novel shares the conventional nature of all literary forms, it is incom- plete to say, as Northrop...
Published: 25 November 1986
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382898-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8289-8
..., conventions, stereotypes, and assumptions. The concept of literature, produced historically and ideologi• cally, generates these established literary conventions, stereo• types, and assumptions. The current definition of literature began taking shape during the latter half of the eighteenth centu• ry...
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822399889-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9988-9
..., literary criticism, the concept of literature, granting and awarding agencies-whose function is more directly ideological. These sec• ondary supportive institutions are concerned with the definition and dis• semination of certain codified literary standards, conventions, stereotypes, and assumptions...
Published: 25 November 1986
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382898-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8289-8
...• sive formation, Jim has no inclination to rebel against slavery, to take control over his destiny. In ignoring Jim's Otherness, Twain reproduces a dominant American literary convention or practice that presents a safe, docile, nonthreatening image of the Afro• American as a "natural" in the order...
Published: 25 November 1986
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382898-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8289-8
... apparatus. They ar• gued that these institutions did not contribute to the building of a black nation. Afro-American writers also questioned many of the dominant American literary conventions, assumptions, and practices. Amiri Baraka wanted a literature that accented only that which was uniquely Afro...
Published: 28 July 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382591-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8259-1
... conventions of narrative prose in Taiwan, fundamentally transforming the artistic assump• tions ofwriters and readers ofan entire generation. This chapter will further examine the specific ways in which Modernist writers have appropriated more characteristically modernist literary features. An ideal point...
Published: 01 March 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385875-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8587-5
... read Heian narratives out- side modern Western literary conventions. In the second part of the chapter, I locate the impasse of Tokieda’s theory (and of the efficacy invested in it by Heian scholarship), both in its dependence on the Japan versus West binary and in its failure to address the...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398417-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9841-7
... * Olivia Frey In an unusual and important essay in New Literary History entitled "Me and My Shadow," Jane Tompkins breaks with the conventions of our literary professional community, at least for a moment. She writes, "There are two voices inside me One is the voice of a critic who wants to...
Published: 03 July 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380924-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8092-4
... in [P]opular culture, commodified and stereo- Black Popular typedasitoftenis,isnotatall,aswesome- times think of it, the arena where we find who Literary Culture we really are, the truth of our experience. It is an arena that is profoundly mythic. It is a theatre of popular desires, a...
Published: 17 June 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383567-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8356-7
... text and a type of literary and cultural convention and tradition, and the common trait or freshness” and criticizes urban society as full of an artificial finery that has resulted from adopting exotic customs (219). No one questions the verisimilitude of the text, no one speaks of a joke at...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397236-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9723-6
... 3 ''z't ., t t.h REPRESENTING THE FOLK: THE CRISIS OF LITERARY AUTHENTICITY Unlike the previous governments and departments of educators, unlike the businessman...
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By Alan Tansman
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9070-1
... mode mode of Japanese literature” inspired by Japanese literary conventions. In insisted: he 1934, so-called...
Published: 07 May 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382027-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8202-7
...Blackness and the Literary Imagination: Uncovering The Hidden Hand KATHARINE NICHOLSON INGS ~m 1859 through 1883, E. D. E. N. Southworth's sentimental tJT novel The Hidden Hand appeared in the New York Ledger three times, confirming its status as the Ledger's...
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398127-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9812-7
... • Political Code and Literary Code: The Testimonial Genre in Chile Today ~ The abundance of material written about Chile since the coup in 1973 should surprise no one. The interpretations, exegeses, and informative books flow both out of...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9841-7
... PART III Autobiographical Literary Criticism * The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. -Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER Not to be able to come to one's truth or not to use it in one's...
Published: 10 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384144-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8414-4
... 1 ‘‘Dreaded Eloquence’’ the origins and rise of african american literary societies In the late 1820s and early 1830s, free blacks in the urban North formed literary societies as a place in which to read and...
Published: 11 June 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382355-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8235-5
... about conventional literary history are asked in this book, but no coherent response emerges" (1986,35). One of the most important weaknesses of the book, also underscored by Professor Wald, is the fact that, with one exception, all the essays "are wholly Eurocentric. American Indians...