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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... noted the significance for the novel, for American letters, and for literary and critical studies, even as black women writers like Morrison, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, and Gayl Jones—together with a rising body of black feminist scholars and critics—had been engaged...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 528–530.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., it will be recognized as having made a similarly significant contribution to the field. In particular, Black Resonance does for the study of African American literature, African American music, and black feminist theory what Edwards's book did for the study of the circum-Atlantic black world: by way of careful...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 415–418.
Published: 01 November 2000
... through instructive endnotes, such as the one that chronicles and analyzes "recent discoveries in southern and African American history, the work of black feminist critics, and the growing literature on the history of whiteness." In fact, Yaeger's project demonstrates consistently how black...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of female and feminist subjectivity. If we look to the literary theorists and critics of the eighties and nineties, we find Hazel Carby urging that black feminist theory be “regarded critically as a question, not a solution, as a sign that should be interrogated” ( 15 ); Peggy Kamuf objecting that only...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” Future Females, the Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism . Ed. Barr Marleen S. . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield , 2000 . 13 – 34 . ———. “‘A Useful Knowledge...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
... unacknowledged hostility and envy. Another, perhaps more pressing, probiem is addressed in "Cross-Race Idealization and Misrecognition in Feminist Community," where Wyatt looks at the contemporary tendency of white feminist critics to idealize their black counterparts, regarding than as representa...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 79–109.
Published: 01 May 2002
... women's movement that Schreiner seems to exemplify. While many late-century feminists continued to attack sexual oppression through the liberal discourse of women's rights established by Wollstonecraft and Mill, others made women themselves their critical targets2 As Schreiner herself once wrote...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to the recent publication of works like RIwrpsodies in Black: Art ofthe Harlem Renazssance-a collection of essays edited by Richard J. Powell that examines film, visual art, music, literature and popular cultur~BillingsIea-Brownsituates her work within cultural studies, feminist theory, literary...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
... interpretation of Loy's poetry, but Pinkerton' s critical repertoire here needs to expand to include more interventions from the last forty years of feminist theorizing about the female body. Chapter 3, “Blasphemy and the New Negro,” is the most exciting part of the book. What sets this chapter apart from...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... On one level, she follows in the footsteps of black feminist literary critics such as Valerie Smith and Deborah McDowell who dismantle divides between fiction and theory (188); she does so not only by arguing that novels produce theory but also by granting Ellison's and Morrison's commentaries about...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2000
...," encouraghg critics to move across the criti- cal boundaries so that they can hear the voices of "Black queer subjectivity" (121). Throughout Holland's work, death is linked to speech (or more appropriately silence); a simplified version of her argument is that subjects who are dead to the national...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 151–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., Lahiri acknowledges the vexed discursive terrain that all three writers traverse in their creation of new political solidarities, particularly Gandhi's writing on Black South Africans and Du Bois's representation of the high-caste Hindu princess in his novel Dark Princess (1928). The study...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of thought" Still signing herself Ralph Iron in the preface to the second edition of The Story of an African Farm (1883), Olive Schreiner responds to reviewers of the first edition in a coded feminist statement on the intellectual life. Critics commonly concen- trate on Ralph Iron's...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 366–370.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the discrepancy between Rowson’s public presence and the explicit message of her writing and pedagogy—women’s necessary retreat to and expansion of the domestic realm. Not surprisingly, Rust barely mentions Parker’s biography and makes extremely good use of feminist theory and criticism, cultural studies...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... from what he perceives as a feminized culture. The fourth chapter of The Prestige of Violence expands on the gender dynamic introduced in Bachner’s analysis of Mailer. A compelling discussion of the invocation of the clinical category of PTSD in feminist novels of the seventies shows how...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... imperative to social change" (12). This claim is central to Taylor's analysis, and although it is not an especially new criticism of poststructuralist theory, it is the one that she returns to most vigorously in her readings. Throughout she argues that black women's fiction "theorizes" more effec...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 107–110.
Published: 01 May 2004
...MADHU DUBEY JENNY SHARPE, Ghosts of Slavery: A Literary Archaeology of Black Women’s Lives (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2003), pp. 187. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Not Quite Freedom: Leveraging Agency in Slave Women's Narratives JENNY...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 434–452.
Published: 01 November 2001
... of Voice in Twentieth-Century Black Fiction. The bias is also apparent in African-American feminist criticism. See for example Willis' Specifying: Black Women Wrzting the American Experience, and Pryse and Spillers' edited collection Conjuring: Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Trad...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 317–321.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the “powerful, if buried, black nationalist agenda” (156) and the struggle for liberation carried on by ZANU and ZAPU at the time when the events of the novel unfold. In chapter 4, the modifications Assia Djebar brings to the bildungsroman genre are teased out in a reading that extends over two novels, L'amour...