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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (3): 398–402.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Richard Watts The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures . By K. Martial Frindéthié. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. v + 209 pp. University of Washington 2009 Richard Watts, associate professor of French at the University of Washington, is author...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephen Knadler Although revisionary work in African American literary history has stretched the borders of the Black Atlantic to include a hemispheric America or a Black Pacific, these transnational paradigms ignore the connection of the Black Atlantic's migrations, cultural exchanges, and cross...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 309–328.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Simon Gikandi The argument of this essay is that colonized writers, always limited by their conditions of production as citizens and subjects, had no choice but to deploy inherited European forms in their own literary projects. Using the example of some foundational African novels, Gikandi contends...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (2): 248–251.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Andrew van der Vlies Andrew van der Vlies teaches in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. He is author of South African Textual Cultures: White, Black, Read All Over (2007) and J. M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace”: A Reader’s Guide (2010); editor of a forthcoming...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2018) 79 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Nicholas T Rinehart Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature . By Hack Daniel . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2017 . xiii + 284 pp. Copyright © 2018 by University of Washington 2018 Daniel Hack’s new book is a story about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eleni Coundouriotis Abstract The African novel has had an uneasy relationship with world literature, but a way to locate the historical novel in world literature lies in the emphatic turn of African fiction to the historical novel. Positing a temporality of a decolonization not yet achieved...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (1): 143–147.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Joycelyn Moody Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies . By Elizabeth McHenry. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. xiv + 423 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Joycelyn Moody is associate professor of English at Saint Louis...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (4): 560–562.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Françoise Lionnet Françoise Lionnet is professor of French and francophone studies, comparative literature, and gender studies. She directs the UCLA Center for African Studies. Her recent two-volume study of the literary cultures of the francophone Indian Ocean, Writing Women and Critical...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 333–368.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kalliney Abstract Modernist concepts, especially aesthetic autonomy, were fundamental to the literature of decolonization in anglophone Africa. An archival examination of Black Orpheus , Transition , the Transcription Centre, and the African Writers of English Expression conference...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1997) 58 (3): 356–359.
Published: 01 September 1997
...Harold K. Bush, Jr. L. Peterson Carla. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ix + 284 pp. $35.00. Copyright © 1997 by Duke University Press 1997 356 MLQ I September 1997 “Doers of the Wmd”: African-American Women Speakers and Writers...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Susan Z. Andrade This essay traces the critical history of African novels; it aligns “postcolonial reading” with the rise of poststructuralism in the United States and the United Kingdom. It correctively reads for realism three novels, all published in 1968 and not usually considered mimetic: Le...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2011
...-Roman political slave to tyranny as it collides with the institution of African slavery in early modern political debates over property and in pamphlets protesting injustices in the trades in sugar, slaves, and indentured servants. Using narrative digressions to stage a struggle for primacy between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of traditionally marginalized literatures such as those of the African American vernacular tradition. Copyright © 2020 by University of Washington 2020 Langston Hughes historical poetics cognitive poetics prosody African American vernacular Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen might be remembered...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Christopher G. Diller Although recent scholarship has shown how many twentieth-century African American writers appraised the mixed literary inheritance of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Ralph Ellison has been neglected in this regard. This essay excavates Ellison’s critique...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 475–481.
Published: 01 December 1992
... by African-American women have delineated black feminist thought.’ While many of them espouse black feminist literary critical perspectives, attention to literary expression by African-American women perhaps constitutes their only common characteristic. They represent a range of critical approaches...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1994) 55 (3): 339–341.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap, 1993. ix + 705 pp. $29.95. To Wake the Nations is an exemplary model of historicist, intercultural liter- ary analysis. The title comes from an African American spiritual; its import impels the moral energy and the intellectual approach of this momentous study. The great...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 241–245.
Published: 01 June 1995
... literature at all, 242 and was especially vexed that I planned to incliidc CJnck’fhnL’\ (iilnn and the 1959 Lana Turner version of Zmztntton of I recognized that her aversion derived primarily from her desire to shield another African American femi- nist scholar from the racist naiveti that she...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (3): 411–437.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Records, Box 5.5 . Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin . “ African Anxieties .” 1967 . Times Literary Supplement , May 4 . Amoko Apollo Obonyo . 2010 . Postcolonialism in the Wake of the Nairobi Revolution: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the Idea of African Literature . New York...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 December 1999
... a universal tradi- tion and the desire to assert an African American vernacular regularly demeaned by universalist protocols-were crucial to the poetics that Hughes developed, and they have been formative to the literary cul- ture that he helped animate. My thanks to Daniel Chiasson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 March 1998
... to an inevitably politicized African American vernacular culture. Phillip Brian Harper, on the other hand, accepts “InvisibleMan’s relation to literary modernism” as genuine and grounded in “a metaphysical quest for individual identity” that mysti- fies political relations, but he argues...