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Novel (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 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 (1 November 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 a...
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Novel (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 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 of...
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Novel (1 November 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...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “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 (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 167–185.
Published: 01 May 2014
... focus. The novel set 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...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 361–383.
Published: 01 November 2006
... 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 184–186.
Published: 01 August 2007
... on to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The Marble Faun (1860), and concludes with a discussion of antebellum slave narratives, particularly A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). The book's close readings of these canonical novels...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
... 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 of...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of American freedom in a new American literary genre called the slave narrative/autobiography, inevitably attacked prevailing convictions about race and the concomitant argument about the inherent illiter- acy of the black slave. One immediately sees this, for example, in Narrative of...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 18–51.
Published: 01 August 2007
... . A Colony of Citizens: 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...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 178–183.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... These works demonstrate the deep connections between the con- solidation of the modern nation-state and the global slave trade, as well as the histori- ographcal and theoretical necessity of studying metropole and colony conjointly. While paying close attention to the biases inherent in many...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 131–134.
Published: 01 May 2011
... literature witnessed a proliferation of novels on slavery, a subgenre Ber- nard Bell describes as the neo-slave narrative. While such early scholarship on African American fiction of slavery as Ashraf Rushdy’s Neo-slave Narratives and Arlene Keizer’s Black Subjects featured historiographic or...