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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to equate passing with self-denial, converting small talk to an equivocal medium for passing that, paradoxically, makes audible a protest against racial segregation and social regulation. Throughout Passing , Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry dramatize distinct forms of racial masking...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the strategies writers deployed to represent the specific forms of gender, race, and class oppression black women faced under both Jim Crow racial segregation and what she calls Jane Crow gendered oppression. She argues that “black writers explored both racial and sexual discrimination during the heyday...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... as the passageway through which he was able to leave the "Black Belt," the space assigned to blacks under racial segregation, can be read as a metaphor for the process that enabled him to envision himself in terms other than those prescribed for blacks within the racial discourse of the thirties...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
...), which materializes the histories of slavery and Jim Crow in its early twenty-first-century setting. The novel features the bizarre scenario of an African American man on trial before the Supreme Court for owning a slave and reinstating racial segregation. Beatty leaves readers in no doubt...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 208–227.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Caroline Wilkinson Abstract This article radically reframes Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady in relation to the Underground Railroad, the transatlantic slave trade, US slavery, and racial housing segregation. Focusing on the house in Albany, New York, where Isabel Archer stays in the 1850s...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ever come to feel natural, satisfying, right ? Scholars in the tradition of ideology critique would argue that every culture has its own ways of persuading people to accept hierarchies and contradictions—from church liturgy to racial segregation—but Rosenthal offers a more surprising hypothesis. He...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
... clear that southern churches after the Civil War did not give up their theological defense of slavery but rather that this defense directly translated into a theological justification of racial difference and hierarchy in Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction segregation (209–16...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... entrenched American values and insti- tutions at a time when few other voices in popular culture did so” (B. Wright 136). EC’s Shock SuspenStories became for a time “the only form in popular entertainment debating the issue of racial segregation (139). A particular EC story from the early...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... with a critique of hierarchical thinking about both genre and race. To Du Bois’s one- and two-dimensional metaphors for racial segregation—e.g., “the color-line,” “the veil”—the novel adds verticality, a third dimension to which race has been linked since the early stages of US history. “Horizontal thinking...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of legal segregation’s demise, adopts the curious posture of preserving the culture of Jim Crow in narrative form. For even though Gates does not desire racial seg- regation as such, the culture and the community that he recalls nostalgically are bound up inextricably with that social order...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
...-from the horses ridden by Fielding and Aziz, to the landscape, to the sky itself-then the novel's opening clearly indicts the hermetic nature of British planning for causing inter- racial tension. After describing Chandrapore's segregated layout, Forster shows us its effects when introducing...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... natural depravity and adopted an enlightened, environmentalist view. Along these lines, the poverty and criminality of African American populations in the growing cities of the free North could be attributed to such historical factors as slavery, segregation, and racism. The penitentiary could present...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of fear,” and its development within networks of global capital, all indexes of the ultimate failure of the nation to move beyond its segregated past. In this essay, I will focus on representations of Johannesburg's mutancy, a concept that foregrounds its temporal movements rather than its spatial...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... valiantly to manage the contradictions of the ethnic sublime, primarily through a strategy of racial segregation: sovereignty is both assigned to the land, as the immemorial property of a definitively lost people, and re- established as the property of white settlement, at once an act of mourning...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... King London: Macmillan, 1991 . 41 –68. Harper , Phillip Brian . “Passing for What? Racial Masquerade and the Demands of Upward Mobility.” Callaloo 21 ( 1998 ) 381 –97. Lee , Andrea . Sarah Phillips . Boston: Northeastern UP, 1993 . Lipsitz , George . The Possessive...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
... is a way to peserve racial segregation" (59). For discussions of the custodial politics in nineteenth-century British and American narratives, see Berry and Palwick. NOVEL / SUMMER 2000 Africa as a properly (Protestant) Christian mission: "Our nafion shall roll the tide...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2023
... on the reader, pulling them into its deeply textured and detailed readings and asking for sustained attention to its cumulative logic. Police endure. From around 1660 to the book's endpoint in the early 1800s, policing implicates itself deeply in the racialized world made by capital. Its anticipatory...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 113–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work. We are intentional about amplifying the particular experiences of racial, economic, and gender-based state and interpersonal violence that Black women, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, intersex, and disabled people face...
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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 (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
...—in an elaboration on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn —is tantamount to political action during a time of racial violence and racial injustice in America. Yet it is hard to imagine a vital future for the humanities as such if we segregate the categories of aesthetic value and symbolic action too neatly from...