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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Louis Chude-Sokei Louis Chude-Sokei is associate professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is author of The Last “Darky”: Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora (2006) and a forthcoming book tentatively titled The Sound of Culture...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (2): 269–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Scott Saul Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism . By Madhu Dubey. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. ix + 284 pp. © 2005 University of Washington 2005 Scott Saul is assistant professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His book Freedom...
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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 (2014) 75 (3): 355–383.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of as a “Dutch Black Legend”—that is, as a deliberate repetition of the Hispanophobic topoi known as the Spanish Black Legend. Only by acknowledging the intimate relationship between these two phenomena can we make sense of Hollandophobia’s peculiar features while discerning how this seventeenth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (3): 418–421.
Published: 01 September 1999
...- tinuing relevance both of his scholarship and of the acute issues it raises in American literary studies. Joycelyn K. Moody, University of Washington Neither Black nor White yet Both: ThematicExplorations of Interracial Literature. By Werner Sollors. New York: Oxford...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 686–689.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Emily Miller Budick Color and Culture: Black Writers and the Making of the Modern Intellectual . By Ross Posnock. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. 353 pp. $35.00. © 2000 University of Washington 2000 MLQ 61.4-05Reviews.cs 11/13/00 2:08 PM Page 683...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 268–270.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Jennifer C. Nash jennifer.nash@duke.edu The Afterlife of Reproductive Slavery: Biocapitalism and Black Feminism’s Philosophy of History . By Alys Eve Weinbaum . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2019 . ix + 286 pp. Copyright © 2021 by University of Washington 2021...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 241–245.
Published: 01 June 1995
... to African American lit- erature, any black woman who would writc in this vein, she opined, was hardly a principled author. My friend’s exasperation revealed her belief that sentimental conventions, including tropes of domestic bliss and (inter)racial harmony, proved not merely frivolous when late...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (2): 199–207.
Published: 01 June 1948
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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 (2021) 82 (4): 417–440.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Kieran M. Murphy Abstract Contemporary actors and, later, historians and critics have long compared the Haitian Revolution to a tragic play. But the model of tragedy they invoke has changed over time. Today the best-known example comes from The Black Jacobins (1963), in which C. L. R. James...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2022) 83 (3): 245–273.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Live under a Black Sun (1937), two counter-Enlightenment texts that draw their found content and characters from the Age of Pope and Swift. It argues that reappropriating eccentricity as a badge of creativity rather than a label for dismissal allows Sitwell to explore more capacious models of pleasure...
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Figure 1. Average SOC proximity score per year for all sampled novels, 1923–50. Each point represents the average score for all sampled novels published in that year. The black line is the fitted regression line for 1923–34, showing a statistically significant upward trend. The gray bar More
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (4): 475–481.
Published: 01 December 1992
...: University of Chicago Press, 1991. 239 pp. $24.95 cloth, $12.95 paper. Since the 1982 publication of But Some of Us Are Brave, the comprehensive anthology theorizing, detailing, and implementing black women’s studies, numerous anthologies and single-author texts prepared almost exclusively...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 508–522.
Published: 01 December 1969
... struggle between the black race and the English world has been sharply and provocatively raised by David Brion Davis in his recent brilliant study.l After analyzing in detail the historical background of slavery and then tracing the religious and philosophical arguments against it, Davis asks: Did...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 505–538.
Published: 01 December 2005
... for Tomorrow: Looking Back at the Harlem Renaissance, ed. Geneviève Fabre and Michel Feith (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 236; Angela Y. Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Femi- nism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (New York: Vintage, 1999), 123. 4  Kevin Young...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2003
... whose power to star- tle remains, to a remarkable degree, undiminished. We jaded moderns will of course come by our sense of revelation differently from the late Victorians to whom The Souls of Black Folk was first introduced, but this, too, is part of the work’s fascination. For today it is less...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2012) 73 (3): 453–474.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of an Unknown urrently, it passes for an unassailable truth that the slave past pro- Cvides a ready prism for apprehending the black political present. It can be hard to acknowledge that that past was not always thought to explain the present.1 Under the sway of habit, many scholars have staked...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 June 2004
... to Trinidad when a fellow passenger, a governor of one of the island colonies, told him a strange story about a perfor- mance by local blacks of a Shakespeare play. Froude recounts the story in his memoir, The English in the West Indies: He told us an incident which befell him there, illustrating...