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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., Christina Zwarg sees the portrait as "a parody of origins" (573) that subverts traditional notions of white patriarchy. Julia Stern, on the other hand, calls it simple fantasy, a "burlesque mimicry of ideals for which African Americans have no rintliral affinity"; therefore, "such an icon can only...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
... –118. Anderson , Benedict . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . New York: Verso, 1983 . Andrews , William . “The Novelization of Voice in Early African American Narrative.” PMLA 105 ( 1990 ): 23 –34. Andrews , William , ed. The...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
...MADHU DUBEY Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Baker , Houston A. Jr . Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987 . Bell , Bernard W. Clarence Major and His Art: Portraits of an African American Postmodernist . Chapel Hill: U of...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
...W. LAWRENCE HOGUE Copyright © Novel Corp. 2002 2002 Works Cited Bell , Bernard W. , ed. Clarence Major and His Art: Portraits of an African American Postmodernist . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2001 . Bradfield , Larry D. “Beyond Mimetic Exhaustion: The Reflex and...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rolland Murray Literary and cultural critics have tended to interpret African American literary postmodernism as a broad threat to the cohesion of racial community. Alternatively, this essay submits that contemporary novels by Charles Johnson, Andrea Lee, and others have also construed these...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of court, and then published Randall's novel—it misstated the political nature of parody to achieve a legal benefit. By sharpening the definition of parody to include the trope of irony, I demarcate the fine line separating African American literature's historic attacks on racial stereotypes from...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daylanne K. English In this essay I offer a temporal-philosophical and literary-political reading of Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins detective novel series. African American literature has conventionally been understood as following its own timeline; however, ascribing a distinct temporality to black...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... surprisingly extensive antebellum engagement with Bleak House on the part of African Americans and abolitionists, I show how such a combination of methods enables us to tease out the determinants, mechanics, and implications of readerly identification and appropriation across racial and national lines. African...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis of...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... contests the multivalent structures of hysteria, trauma, miscegenation, and incest in an effort to undermine dominant modes of representing African Americans at the beginning of the twentieth century. On the other hand, critics such as Cynthia Schrager and Colleen O'Brien have looked to the ways in which...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... strategies themselves, particularly in light of other post-1990s developments in Asian American and African American literature. The renewal of the white immigrant saga in the era of the genome certainly bears both aesthetic and political analysis. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eugenides...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... even diminish the achievements of black women writers and their contributions to American letters. Sources from the New York Times to Henry Louis Gates Jr. labeled Morrison's win a “great day” for black women writers, for black Americans, and for African American literature; but few if any commentaries...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “the Black Box,” the perfect elevator. The novel announces its participation in the tradition of African American literature by performing numerous standard tropes; it responds to the call of antebellum slave narratives by linking literacy and freedom and addresses topics such as double consciousness...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... stands at the head of a literary and intellectual tradition that extends through African American writing and into the present moment. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Andrews , William . To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760–1865 . Urbana: U...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... point: Bulawayo's novel, in its juxtaposition of Zimbabwean poverty, AIDS, and political violence with relatively secure but stultifying urban middle-class American life, depicts two very different settings. It can therefore easily be read as symptomatic of the “selling” of the African continent by a...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Possibilities of Transformation within the Capitalist World Economy.” African Studies Review 17 ( 1974 ): 1 –26. Afkican Literature, Modernism, and the Problem ofPolitica1 Subjectivity NICHOLAS BROWN What does it mean to talk about the politics of form? In...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Susan Z. Andrade Until recently, studies of postcolonial African novels emphasized the genre's relation to anticolonial critique and its expression of collective resistance. In response to the overwhelming assumption that novels from Africa were primarily anthropological artifacts rather than works...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... restoration, Arango keeps at bay a widely discussed alternative that confronted former veterans like Khadim: many veterans were forced to reenlist and become subject once again to the precarity of conflict. 1 Arango's story instead focuses on the restoration of normal life. Contemporary African realists...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Quinby. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1988 . 43 –58. Bradford , Helen . “Olive Schreiner’s Hidden Agony: Fact, Fiction and Teenage Abortion.” Journal of Southern African Studies 21 ( 1995 ): 623 –41. Butler , Judith . Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex.” New York...