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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (3): 369–373.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Marcy J. Dinius mdinius@depaul.edu To Make Negro Literature: Writing, Literary Practice, and African American Authorship . By McHenry Elizabeth . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2021 . xv + 295 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Washington 2023 Elizabeth...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 508–522.
Published: 01 December 1969
...Elliot H. Tokson Copyright © 1969 by Duke University Press 1969 THE IMAGE OF THE NEGRO IN FOUR SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LOVE POEMS By ELLIOTH. TOKSON The question of the function of creative literature in the early cul- tural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 401–405.
Published: 01 September 1942
... characters of Negro slaves is likely to have embodied in Oroonoko precisely those traits which differentiate the “Koromantin” from all other Gold- Coast Negroes.2 The courage, nobility, physical prowess, stubborn savagery, and intelligence of Oroonoko seem...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (3): 317–324.
Published: 01 September 1950
.... -Absolom Jones and Richard Allen, Negro leaders, 1794. Herman Melville’s ever popular short story, “Benito Cereno,” has not yet been sufficiently analyzed. In the first flurries of the Melville revival in the 1920’s and 1930’s, “Benito Cereno” was hailed as an artful narrative,l...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1999) 60 (4): 495–519.
Published: 01 December 1999
... the “tradition” that justifies its publication.3 James Weldon Johnson, whose Book of American Negro Poetry (1922) many later anthologists cite as an arche- type of the genre, famously writes a forty-eight-page history of “cre- ative genius” to account for the representative selection that will fol...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (4): 505–538.
Published: 01 December 2005
... association of Hughes with the blues, however, threatens to obscure the curious combination of resoluteness and uncertainty that “Hey!” registers. Historicized within the fraught artis- tic and political debates that constitute the New Negro renaissance, the question that ends the poem might...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 65–94.
Published: 01 March 2020
...; neither was conventionally heterosexual. Their paths often crossed: as pen pals exchanging ideas about poetry and poetics; as rivals for the 1925 poetry prize in Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life (Hughes won); as literary critics casting aspersions at each other’s work. Cullen ( 1926 : 73) fired...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (3): 286–291.
Published: 01 September 1951
... in his Eyes. the white of them being like snow, as fine Teeth well set, and white as were his teeth. Ivory. His nose was rising and Roman, in- his Nose small, not flat like the stead of African and flat. . . . Negroes. . . . his mouth the finest shaped...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2000) 61 (4): 651–682.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Hughes’s contribution to Ithe development of modern American literature, observed that Hughes’s “realistic position” had become the “dominant outlook of all those Negro writers who have something to say.”1 Nineteen years later James Baldwin faulted Hughes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (4): 487–509.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Press . Foley Barbara . 2010 . Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.” Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Gates Henry Louis Jr. 1988 . “ The Trope of a New Negro and the Reconstruction of the Black Image .” Representations , no. 24 : 129...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 460–462.
Published: 01 September 1942
... (which in- cluded the picaillon [ “picayune escalin, and piastre, as well as others more familiar from use in France). It would have been helpful if all the terms indicating various mixtures of negro arid white blood had been treated similarly and defined in one place, for easier comparison...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1988) 49 (3): 239–261.
Published: 01 September 1988
... was symbolically marked by the appearance of an old Negro on a mule. The spreading of the fences reminds Quentin of a skeleton “sprayed outward”: The car was blocking a road crossing, where two white fences came down a hill and then sprayed outward and downward like 254...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1956) 17 (1): 87–89.
Published: 01 March 1956
... studies: “Doia Bdrbara: obra de arte,” 1940, and “Don’a Perfecta y Doiia Bdrbara,” 1950; the novels Pobre 88 ii cvicws Negro and El Forclsfzro in “La lnvenciGii en la novela,” 1943 ; “3’061~fa mimia tierra, Apuntcs a1 estilo de la novela pelicula,” 1945...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2005) 66 (3): 365–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and the persistence of black consciousness that lies beneath. Thus passing only makes Clare Kendry “want to see Negroes, to be with them” in Passing, and Johnson’s narrator comes to regret that he has “sold [his] birthright for a mess of pottage” by choosing to live as white.2 By contrast, Coleman Silk...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (4): 561–581.
Published: 01 December 2004
... fiction written during this period “idealizes the Negro and condemns the white.”12 As his title suggests, 10 Fred Hobson, But Now I See: The White Southern Racial Conversion Narrative (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999), 2. 11 Unlike those who view the expression of desire...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (1): 99–119.
Published: 01 March 1998
... of Experience,” in Ralph Ellison: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. John Hersey (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1974), 22; Bellow, “Man Underground,” in Hersey, Ralph Ellison, 28-9. 2 Howe, “A Negro in America,” Nation, May 1952, 454. For the exchange Chris Looby, Ken Warren...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2003
...], 22, 24). 6 MLQ ❙ March 2003 We seldom study the condition of the Negro to-day honestly and carefully. It is so much easier to assume that we know it all. . . . And yet how little we really know of these millions,—of their daily lives...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 341–367.
Published: 01 September 2011
... merchandize of men.” Another concluded: “We are miser- able slaves, if we may not have this liberty secured to us. . . . If you pass this [the petition], our lives will be as cheap as those negroes.”12 A market that made men into merchandise and cheapened the lives of “those negroes” inverted...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1982) 43 (2): 138–155.
Published: 01 June 1982
..., is properly the charge, not of white men like Christmas and Brown, but of Negroes. Food also is nature-processed. Yet it remains formless except in so far as it participates momentarily in the forms of its containers. Thus it does not quite seem to belong to culture; it is associated, signifi...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2004) 65 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 June 2004
...: “Although the two tragic opponents of 1865 were the coloured Gordon and the white Eyre, one doomed to death and the other to dis- grace, it was a Negro called Paul Bogle, who, like the malcontent in an Elizabethan play, committed the first murder from which all the others followed.” Carlyle’s line...