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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
... . Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, Written By Himself . 1849. Rpt. in Puttin’ On Ole Massa. Ed. Gilbert Osofsky. New York: Harper, 1969 . 53 –171. Blackburn , Robin . The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776–1848 . New York: Verso, 1988 . Blassingame...
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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 (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
... common-law jurisprudence of habeas corpus. To flesh out this history, the essay analyzes as an instance of dissensus the famous Somerset decision of 1772 on a writ of habeas corpus by Chief Justice of King's Bench William Murray, Lord Mansfield, upholding the freedom of an escaped slave who had been...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... a distinct temporality, albeit an imposed one, has also been advanced by black intellectuals, at least since Frederick Douglass's 1845 declaration that slaves “seldom come nearer” their birthdays than “planting-time, harvest-time, cherry-time, spring-time, or fall-time.” To adapt Heidegger in this context...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Madhu Dubey Octavia Butler's various novels of enslavement are generally read within the critical framework of the fantastic neo-slave narrative. According to critical consensus, even as this genre disrupts realism in order to reveal continuities between past and present, it nonetheless retains...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 May 2023
... representing a specifically Black sociality. The article explores how Delany adopts the literary technique of withholding used in the slave narrative to actively play with the formal and generic bounds of the novel and the slave narrative alike. By adopting this familiar technique, Delany asks what role...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Nancy Bentley For diasporic African peoples, the transatlantic slave trade created a condition of “kinlessness,” a legal and social exclusion from recognized forms of family affiliation. This kinless condition, moreover, was transmitted through birth, making kinlessness a logical impossibility even...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... literature; I tease out its approach to “the world” by exploring it alongside a recent novel representing one of the local worlds with which Glissant is most concerned. I focus on Edward P. Jones's depiction of a slave plantation in Virginia in 1855 in The Known World (2003). Reading this novel in light...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and slaves but goes so far as to consolidate the community it does imagine by means of their exclusion. I focus in particular on the reprinting of Bleak House in Frederick Douglass' Paper and its rewriting in, or as, The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for “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 (2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the extranational space of the colony—including a number of novels concerning the Haitian Revolution that I examine here and, most prominently, the US redaction of Victor Hugo's Bug-Jargal , titled The Slave-King — opens the possibility of modes of postgenealogical assemblage that far exceed that of liberal...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... incompatibility of modernity and tradition, the West and the rest. This is best seen in his inability to narrate the story of those “unconscious pilgrims of an exacting belief” that occupy the absent center of his text, precisely those subjects who are the focus of Ghosh's story of a repurposed slave ship...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2023
...—Nathaniel Hawthorne's “The Scarlet Letter,” Herman Melville's “Benito Cereno,” and Frederick Douglass's The Heroic Slave —revealed the incoherence of “literature” as it gradually assumed its modern form. efrank@wesleyan.edu Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 novella Nathaniel Hawthorne...
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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 (2006) 39 (3): 361–383.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of Mansfield Park.” Mansfield Park 375 –78. Bage , Robert . Man As He Is . 2nd ed. 4 vols . London: Minerva, 1792 . Boulukos , George . The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture . CambridgeCambridge UP, 2007 . Forthcoming...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., 1997 . Dixon , Melvin . “The Black Writer’s Use of Memory.” O’Meally and Fabre, eds. 18 –27. Douglass , Frederick . Autobiographies . New York: Library of America, 1996 . Douglass , Frederick . “The Heroic Slave.” Andrews, ed. 131 –63. Douglass , Frederick . My Bondage...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
... of Blacks in Eighteenth-century English Art . Athens: U of Georgia P, 1987 . Dresser , Madge , Caletta Jordan, and Doreen Taylor. Slave Trade Trail around Central Bristol . Bristol: Bristol Museums and Art Gallery, 1998 . Ebron , Paula . “Tourists as Pilgrims: Commercial Fashioning...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Joanne Van Der Woude BOULUKOS GEORGE , The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2008 ), pp. 280 , cloth, $95.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 18–51.
Published: 01 August 2007
...: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787–1804 . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2004 . DuBois , W. E. B. “The Negro in Literature and Art.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 50 ( Sept . 1913 ): 233 –37. Edwards , Paul , and Walvin...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2008
...LLOYD PRATT LAURA DOYLE, Freedom’s Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640–1940 (Durham: Duke UP, 2008), pp. 578, cloth, $99.95, paperback, $27.95. CHRISTOPHER L. MILLER, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (Durham: Duke UP...