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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Farrington. New York: Penguin 1967 . Gilroy , Paul . The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1993 . Hartman , Saidiya V. Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America . New York: Oxford UP, 1997 . Howe...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interaction with a history sometimes called “the coolie trade.” The critical reading practice that I argue diasporic literature demands leads us from the literature back toward recognition of the archive itself as transnational. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Archives of the Black Atlantic...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 41–56.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Mythologies: Writing History and the West . London: Routledge, 1990 . Interrogating Mythology: The Mandela Myth and Black Empowerment in Nadine Gordimer's Post-Apartheid Writing ISIDORE DIALA The dialectic between history and myth-making is central...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the Measure of the Black Atlantic.” States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies . Chapel Hill : U of North Carolina P , 2009 . 116 – 23 . Whitehead Colson . “The Year of Living Postracially.” New York Times 7 Nov. 2009 < http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/04/opinion...
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Novel (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 (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Madhu Krishnan Abstract In June 2020, a group of more than one hundred African writers published a statement of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter uprisings that emerged around the world in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. In this statement are a number of claims around the extension...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2022
... one—nowhere more so than in the realm of what we call, for lack of a better term, Black politics. Indeed, in recent years some of the fiercest and most illuminating debates about the status of culture in the political realm and vice versa have taken place among scholars of Black life, many of them...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Alex Moskowitz Abstract This article investigates a central problem for literary aesthetics in the nineteenth century: why literature won't directly represent Black revolution. It argues that in Blake; or, The Huts of America , Martin Delany thinks through the structural impossibility...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Scott Black This essay argues that modern, realist ways of reading fail to satisfy fully their own claims about the novel as a genre self-consciously located in history. Rather, novels cycle through the kinds of narrative named by Ian Watt and Northrop Frye and show how each is necessary...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 147–164.
Published: 01 November 2005
...SCOTT BLACK Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 Works Cited Agnon , S. Y. Only Yesterday . Trans. Barbara Harshav. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2000 . Bakhtin , M. M. “Discourse in the Novel.” The Dialogic Imagination . Trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist. Austin: U...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 154–157.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Shameem Black Davis Emily S. , Rethinking the Romance Genre: Global Intimacies in Contemporary Literary and Visual Culture ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2013 ), pp. 248, cloth, $95.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Romance appears to be one of those...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Grace A. Musila Abstract While the Black Lives Matter movement is widely recognized and supported in Africa, its framing prioritizes experiences of anti‐Blackness in the United States and the Black diaspora. This is partly owing to the movement's genesis as a direct response to domestic forms...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Priscilla Layne Abstract Black Germans occupy a unique position of simultaneous invisibility and hypervisibility. Since their country did away with the category of race due to its associations with the Nazis, on paper Black Germans are read as just “German” and de facto white. But they are also...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ann duCille Treating the popular and academic discourse surrounding Toni Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 as a case in point, this essay critiques the ways in which race and gender—“black” and “female”—have been used as loaded signifiers to limit, qualify, segregate...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Kinohi Nishikawa Abstract The Black Lives Matter movement experienced a groundswell of support in the summer of 2020. The scale of mobilization was staggering, with marches and rallies held in every corner of the country. Since then, support for the movement has dropped, and some see...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 430–450.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Clare Callahan Abstract This article illustrates how Black literary production in the Jim Crow era grappled with the necessity of seeking representation shaped by a historically dispossessory archive. In The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911) the reinvention of swampland by an abandoned Black woman...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the novel interacts with transnational models of black national identity in order to better define the position of African Americans both within and beyond the borders of the United States. This article bridges the gap between these interpretations by showing how Hopkins employed Jamesian psychology...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jeffrey Allen Tucker Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist (1999) tells the story of a black female elevator inspector who “intuits” the machines' safety. The protagonist searches for both those responsible for the apparent sabotage of an elevator for which she was responsible and the blueprints...