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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 1–6.
Published: 01 October 2019
... African and African American literatures since their inception. The next three essays address the issue of memory vis-à-vis racialized experience. In an extended reading of Salvage the Bones (2012), Alvin Henry argues that Jesmyn Ward develops a new model of memory—salvaging—for a post-Katrina era, one...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 275–277.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in the book, in a much less conspicuous place, in the course of her discussion of eighteenth-century African American literature. This body o f w riting, she states, "yields up its secrets only to faithful, suspicious, and vigilant­ ly inductive readers" (117). Faithful, suspicious, vigilantly inductive...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (1): 249–251.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in the twentieth century. A d é lé kè A d é è k ó is a humanities distinguished professor at The Ohio State University. His teaching and research interests are, in no particular order of importance, Yoruba literature, lit­ erary theory, African American literature, and Anglophone literatures of Africa, south Asia...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 71–85.
Published: 01 October 2019
...).” 16 See Morrison and Naylor, “Conversation.” 17 See Scarpa, “Narrative Possibilities” ; and Woolfork, Embodying American Slavery . 18 Levy-Hussen, How to Read African American Literature . 19 Hartnell, “When Cars Become Churches,” 216 . 20 Eveld, “Tension...
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English Language Notes (2005) 42 (4): 43–57.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Indeed, The Norton Anthology of African American Literature includes no examples of early African Muslim writing in America. 3 Allan D. Austin, African Muslims in Antebellum America: Transatlantic Stories and Spiritual Struggles (New York: Routledge, 1997); Sylviane A. Diouf, Servants ofAllah: African...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the vagabond way of life he embraced as an adult. Much literature of the Harlem Renaissance had depicted the physical strength, vigor, and general vitality of Black characters as a counter to the pernicious stereotypes and medical racism that had often cast African Americans as physically and mentally...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 193–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
... rking to develop Finding the S truggle: Radical M ovem ents in the N eo lib e ra l U nited States, a prim ary source a nthology of US radicalism from 1970 to 2001 (under contract. U niversity o f Georgia Press). Gary Edward Holcomb is professor of African American literature in the Department of African...
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English Language Notes (2024) 62 (1): 13–29.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of soul, blues, jazz, and funk.” 33 We can hear this in the horns that the New York producer AceMo plays on “Techno Is a Liberation Technology.” They carry within them what Brown calls a reorganization of “centuries of African American cultural expressions under capital and empire into a material...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 93–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the Changing Nature of Urban Space .” Progress in Human Geography 24 , no. 2 ( 2000 ): 243 – 65 . Maxwell William J. F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 . McKay Claude . Banjo...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., or the titular “romance.” Desire and sexual fulfillment—unavailable to the Black man in Fanon’s world—become not only a refuge but also a way of legitimizing the selfhood of the socially marginalized characters who populate Marseille’s Old Port in McKay’s novel. Claude McKay African American literature...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 271–274.
Published: 01 March 2006
... a considered response to other, more rational calls. In recent decades, too many scholars have w o r­ shiped the secular in the name of reason.They have rushed past seven churches, three schools, and a mosque as they searched fo r a bar or juke jo in t w ith in which to find authentic African American creative...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 86–98.
Published: 01 October 2019
... connections between African and certain strands of Euro-American theory. In this essay I focus exclusively on Forna’s and Jarrett-Macauley’s uses of animist consciousness and the intervention they can make in trauma studies. In an animist framework, trauma cannot be conceptualized as the rupture...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 261.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Emory Elliott Copyright © 2006 Regents of the University of Colorado 2006 In t r o d u c t i o n E m o r y E l l io t t A merican Lazarus: Religion and the Rise o f African Am erican and Native A m er­ ican Literatures is a stunning resurrection o f buried chapters o f American lit­ erary...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (1): 129–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., and, im portantly, that influence flowed both ways. "Much less referenced [in the literature on Stein Ringgold's daughter, the art historian Michele Wallace, affirms, "is that [Stein] too was greatly influenced by African American culture, o f which she was a product."9 In Ringgold's quilt story, the ju...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 263–266.
Published: 01 March 2006
... and the Rise o f African-American and Native A m eri­ can Literatures. My own research lies m ainly in nineteenth-century studies, and I m ust confess that I recognized myself from tim e to tim e in Brooks's critique of those professional readers whose intense focus on African American w riting emerging from...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and despite the obviousness of this agenda, these exhibitions attracted Black American curiosity. Indeed, one of the few articles to pay attention to specific African sites in Du Bois’s Crisis based its descriptions not on a trip to the continent but on the simulacra that appeared in the Marseille colonial...
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English Language Notes (2009) 47 (1): 71–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... as Fields of Knowledge," PMLA 122.5 (October 2007): 176. John Frow, '"Reproducibles, Rubrics, and Everything You Need': Genre Theory Today," PMLA 122.5 (October 2007): 1629. 5Wai Chee Dimock, "African, Caribbean, American: Black English as CreoleTongue," Shades o f the Planet: American Literature as World...
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English Language Notes (2006) 44 (1): 267–270.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., evangelical Christianity of the eighteenth century becomes fo r Native and African American w riters a powerful source o f resistance. Daringly, though to an uncertain extent, A m erican Lazarus partakes o f this religious idiom , com paring literary scholars to "revivalists" (18) and naming "fa ith...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 166–180.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to Morocco as incarnations of miscegenated African and European lineages stretching from the medieval period to the twentieth century. As Jacob Rama Berman and others have noted, McKay selectively appropriates Anglo-American Orientalism toward both Spain and Morocco in his correspondence and writings...
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English Language Notes (2009) 47 (1): 37–48.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in late eighteenth- and early nineteenthcentury British literature and history, another authoritative version in African American and African Diasporic studies.5 (To emphasize this double life, I'll refer to the author as Equiano 4 0 E n g l is h l a n g u a g e N o tes 47.1 S p r in g / S u m m e r 2 0 0...