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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... writers interiority southern fiction black feminism There is a basin in the mind where words float around on thought and thought on sound and sight. Then there is a depth of thought untouched by words, and deeper still a gulf of formless feelings untouched by thought. —Zora Neale Hurston...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Southerner, she now lives on the prairie, where she is Assistant Professor ofEnglish at the University of Oklahoma. DAPHNE LAMOTHE is Assistant Professor in Smith College's AfroAmerican Studies Department. She has published essays on twentiethcentury African American fiction, focusing on the uses...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 290–299.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Regina N. Bradley REGINA N. BRADLEY Afterword:How I Use #BlackLivesMatteras an EntryPointand a DisruptionTool White Supremacy as a Pedagogical Tool I am a southern black woman from Albany, Georgia. My grandparents are also from Georgia and came of age in the Jim Crow South. My grandmother...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., the spectacle lynchings of black men, and other forms of racist terrorism that organized southern life expose the white paternalism ethos as a thinly veiled fiction (Litwack 1999 ; Blackmon 2009 ; Freedman 2013 : 73–85; Tucker 1988 : 12–15, 25). Nevertheless, in the decades following slavery’s abolition...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., through presenting songs, letters, journals, diaries, legal depositions, and other significant historical texts, as well as fiction, drama, and poetry. Each anthologized work is prefaced by a brief critical introduction or headnote, and each anthology is introduced by a broad-ranging essay that provides...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Daphne Lamothe Abstract In The Fisher King , Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., Marilyn Nelson, and Michael Harper. 2 Jack Kerouac's model for the fictional Mardou Fox in The Subterraneanasnd Irene May in Bookof Dreams,Alene Lee died without leaving a memoir of her bohemian life or her brief affair with Kerouac. 1 Typically, given their peripheral relationship to the Beat legacy...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
... only-could be the subject of fiction, she saw it as something that represented "my greatgrandfather's life" (Vanzanten 2015, 86). In this way, Adichie signals to us quite directly her view that we should not be surprised to find that the narratives told by men and women are distinct, even divergent...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... that made it possible in the first place to mark out a place for a Sara Baartman (the so-called Hottentot Venus) in nascent capitalist relations and forces of production and in the early colonization of southern Africa. In their nonreferential literary representations of twentieth-century neoliberalism...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in various genres that they thought best captured their voices, their feelings. Thus, the words recounted here are in the form of personal essays, poems, photographs, and even a piece of fiction. Given Haiti's place in the global racial imaginary, and since we are all only too aware of its historical...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 148–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on a map and is part of the national imagination and the psychology of multiple communities. Such geographical establishment is susceptible to political change, as evidenced when the United States moved the southern border with Mexico from the Rio Nueces to the Rio Grande and claimed the Southwest as US...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 317–333.
Published: 01 October 2022
... with the puppy was over. She goes to the bathroom often, much more often than she needs to use the toilet. I think the bathroom is a kind of portal. In time-travel (or other science fiction) movies, people often have go into an enclosed space before traveling—a telephone booth or an elevator, for example...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 169–195.
Published: 01 September 2014
... aggressor and complicit in her own sexual exploitation, it erased or made light of the pervasive sexual violence and exploitation black women faced during slavery. In the video, Tubman's sexualization involved both sexual exchange/quid pro quo and the performance of nonnormative sexual acts. Fictional...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 158–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
... from context, nor its discourse from other cultural discourses and practices. As African-American female literary scholars have noted, women of color never are and never have been afforded the luxury of writing fiction. This is not to argue the position of some Anglo American critics who acknowledge...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in Two Acts .” Small Axe 28 : 1 – 14 . Levy-Hussen Aida . 2016 . How to Read African American Literature: Post–Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation . New York : New York University Press . Scott David . 2014 . Omens of Adversity: Tragedy, Time, Memory, Justice...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
... spectators, but she also demands that her readers participate in the critical interpretive work necessary for recognizing the difference between “fact” and “fiction.” Her novel reveals that such cultural work is important for interrogating and reconfiguring past and present representations of black female...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): ix–xv.
Published: 01 September 2000
... enters this debate byarguing against the tendency to identify the "global" with Northern and the "local" with Southern feminism. She also cautions that it is mistaken to assume that all grassroots feminisms have been so affected by transnational practices that they are either in coalition with them...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... a novel as well as collections of poetry, essays, stories, and creative non-fiction memoir. Her titles include TheYearofOurRevolution,An Island LikeYou:Storiesfrom the Barrio,TheLatin Deli,SilentDancin9:A PartialRemembranceofa PuertoRican Childhood,TheLineofthe Sun, Reachin9forthe Mainland...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the New YorkPublic Library. Karin Roffman argues that "Larsen's complicated reaction to the ideologies she was asked to absorb in library school helped her to sharpen her explorations of those critical attitudes in her fiction" (Roffman 2007, 753). Upon closer examination, the influence ofDuBois's book...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... as it stands as a victorious symbol of the forces of anti-globalism in the Southern Hemisphere, and certainly in South and Southeast Asia, where hundreds of similar campaigns are beingwaged. 5 In this sense, Priyantha Colombage's Eppawala adds a potent voice to this ongoing struggle for human rights. Unlike...