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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (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 May 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. Archives of the Black Atlantic: Postcolonial Citation in...
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Novel (1 May 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 in...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
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Novel (1 November 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, and...
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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 August 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 to the...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 November 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 (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... recovers an understudied story from Wright on its own terms, thereby challenging the tendency to read his early work as premature versions of Native Son ; second, it acknowledges black radical thought and aesthetics as a distinct tradition with fascinating convergences and divergences from European...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... dramatized in novels like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) and Richard Wright's The Outsider (1953)—stresses the (long-denied) depth and complexity of black subjectivity, the former eschews considerations of black particularity for a punitive, state-sponsored approach to racial injustice. Copyright...
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Novel (1 May 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 for...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... medical establishment's interests in black minds and bodies. Focusing on Invisible Man and an early excised chapter titled “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar,” this essay proposes that Ellison rewrites the terms of psychiatric discourse, embracing a dialectical understanding of neurosis that figures...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... changes in racial collectivism as opportunities to recast the political and formal protocols of black fiction. More specifically, these writers draw on the class divisions that intellectuals have viewed primarily through the lens of crisis as a means to challenge existing models of racial solidarity and...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... atmosphere of the Black Death in The Corner That Held Them . Disaffected with subjectivism, both writers look for new ways to open up their fiction to collective, “choral” consciousness. What they seek in the pastoral tradition is not a pristine national identity unsullied by miscegenation but a common folk...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2015
... devaluing of black womanhood). Tillet argues that several texts, among them Barbara Chase-Riboud's novel Sally Hemings (1979), recast Hemings “as America's founding mother, a crucial symbol of the constitutive relationship between slavery and the formation of the American nation-state in which black women...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... scholarship on African American writing during the period between World War II and the modern civil rights movement investigates the diverse literary genres and visual mediums with which black artists of the period experimented, the critical field remains intensely invested in studying the critical and...