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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 63–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: The Literary L eft in the Era o f the Cold War In 2007, a fte r a p e rio d o f rese a rch and w r itin g th a t la s te d lo n g e r th a n I w o u ld have liked, I produced Claude McKay, Code N am e Sasha: Q ueer Black M arxism an d the Harlem R e n a issa n ce. 1 L o o k in g at te x ts like H o m e to H...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Agnieszka Tuszynska Abstract This article examines the politics of transgressive pleasure and desire in Claude McKay’s novel Romance in Marseille , as a response to what Achille Mbembe, departing from Foucault’s notion of biopower, has termed necropolitics. In the novel, the interlocking hegemonic...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 109–132.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Rich Cole Abstract This article examines Claude McKay’s 1928 journey to Africa under colonial occupation and uncovers how these true events partly inspired his late work of expatriate fiction, Romance in Marseille . By bringing together migration studies with literary history, the article...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 93–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Stephanie J. Brown Abstract This article examines the representation of surveillance in Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille and the influence of surveillance on the novel’s aesthetics. It uses McKay’s 1929 novel Banjo as a prior representation of Marseille that establishes the historical...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... Michael J. Collins’s theoretically elaborated “Afropessimism, Liminal Hotspots, and Claude McKay’s Aesthetic of Sovereign Rejection in Romance in Marseille ” plainly flags its major thesis in its first sentence. Romance , it reads, is properly regarded as “a novel whose main thematic engagements...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 201–217.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Michael J. Collins Abstract This article considers Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille through two emerging fields of study: “Afropessimism” and anthropological theories of the “liminal hotspot.” It suggests that McKay’s novel functions as a critique of positive Harlem Renaissance images...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 58–72.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Eric H. Newman Abstract This essay argues that the queer romances at the margins of Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille operate as sites of possibility for a happy, egalitarian social relation that is longed for but not otherwise accessible in the novel. The essay contends that this novel, read...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 166–180.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Zainab Cheema Abstract In Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille , the entanglement of Spain and Morocco emerges through the diasporic figure of Aslima, the Moroccan sex worker. This essay examines McKay’s Maurophilia, which he circuitously refers to as “Afro-Orientalism” in his various writings...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 April 2021
...David B. Hobbs Abstract Reassessing Claude McKay’s writing about North Africa, this article contends that McKay saw sites in this region as uniquely felicitous to staging conversations between global socialism and the Black diasporic avant-garde. His attention to site-specific interracial urban...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 133–145.
Published: 01 April 2021
... customers by focusing on passenger comfort, attempting to one-up each other’s luxury. It is in this context that Claude McKay wrote a novel about an African seaman who makes two miserable passages across the Atlantic—the first as a stowaway, the second in first class. This article reads McKay’s novel...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Laura Ryan Abstract This article argues that Romance in Marseille marks a significant shift in Claude McKay’s approach to primitivism, one that necessitates a reconsideration of his reputation—based on his two novels of the late 1920s—as perhaps the Harlem Renaissance’s foremost proponent...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 12–37.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Jesse W. Schwartz Abstract This essay examines the numerous critical claims of “timeliness” around the recently recovered novel Romance in Marseille as well as Claude McKay’s own numerous commitments and challenges as they emerge therein: the multiple and enduring afterlives of slavery...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 146–165.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Laura Winkiel Abstract This article explores the relation between the dockside denizens of Claude McKay’s Marseille and the violent history of slavery and racism. It takes a longue durée approach to modernism by arguing that the previous five hundred years of colonization and conquest of Black...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (1): 116–128.
Published: 01 April 2019
... disparate works—by the Swiss avant-garde poet Blaise Cendrars, the West Indian writers Claude McKay and Eric Walrond, the Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, and the American modernist poet Wallace Stevens—into the space of conflicts and disparities that characterizes the Canal Zone as a peculiar choke point...
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English Language Notes (2007) 45 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 March 2007
... However, the distinguished position Schomburg held in Harlem was not always a pleasant experience. His knowledge of Negro history was w ell known and was regularly sought after by em inent intellectual figures such as James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, and Claude McKay. Unfortunately...
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English Language Notes (2013) 51 (1): 185–189.
Published: 01 March 2013
... injustices and the restoration of damaged interpersonal relationships. My examples are drawn from studies in Yoruba language and culture. The conclusion includes a short reading o f Claude McKay's "If We Must Die." Spells and/as Phenomena In anim ist conception o f words, spells can heal wounds and render...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (1): 218.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and enhances the issue’s focus on the 2020 posthumous publication of Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille , a novel too long missing from the American print archive. All four contributors, Ariela J. Gross, Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, and Marisa Fuentes, have written about slavery...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 71–82.
Published: 01 March 2015
... horizon that once em anated from M oscow. McKay's Tautened Cham eleon Claude M cKay can be seen as a fle e tin g p art o f th is S o vie t-o rie n te d queer inte rn a tio n a l. Gary E dw ard H o lco m b notes th a t, d u rin g his 1922 sta y in M osco w , the a u th o r (like m any o th e r fo r­ e ig n...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2015
... contribution essays the author's predicament with regard to discovering a scholarly com m unity during the researching and w ritin g process fo r his Claude McKay, Code Nam e Sasha: Q ueer Black M arxism and the Harlem Renaissance. H o lco m b's 2007 stu d y traces the intersections betw een the N e w Ne­ gro...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 193–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
... American Studies, Ohio University.The author o f Claude McKay, Code Nam e Sasha: Queer Black M arxism and the H arlem Renaissance, he has been w riting about the intersections between queer and leftist literatures for nearly twenty years. Also interested in black and white modernist nodes, he is co-editor...