A Collection of Critical Essays

 Literary Criticism / Biography & Autobiography / African American Studies

Extensive study deploying black feminist archival work, theory, and criticism to illustrate the range of black women’s intellectual history produced during the Harlem Renaissance. The author discusses figures such as Bessie Smith and Josephine Baker alongside prominent and lesser-known African American women writers of the period.

Through the use of an African American protagonist Miss Moore and antagonist Sylvia who later becomes the sub protagonist and White society the antagonist “the lesson” was ironically taught....

The contributors discover and recover neglected lives, texts, and genres, enlarge the wide range of critical methods used by scholars to study these works, and expand the understanding of autobiography to encompass photography, comics, blogs, and other modes of self-expression.

Twentieth Century Interpretations of Native Son: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Delany
Brian Cremins
Born into This Body: Black Women’s Use of Buddhism in Autobiographical Narratives
Tracy Curtis
From Blog to Books: Angela Nissel, Authorship, and the Digital Public Sphere
Linda Furgerson Selzer
Grafted Belongings: Identification in Autobiographical Narratives of African American Transracial Adoptees
Marina Fedosik
Reading Signs of Crazy: Pam Grier, a Black Feminist in Praxis
Kwakiutl L.

Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones): A Collection of Critical Essays.

This book also examines at length the proliferation of African American autobiography in the twenty-first century, noting the roles of digital genres, remediated lives, celebrity lives, self-help culture, non-Western religious traditions, and the politics of adoption.
The life narratives studied range from an eighteenth-century criminal narrative, a 1918 autobiography, and the works of Richard Wright to new media, graphic novels, and a celebrity memoir from Pam Grier.

The Theater of Black Americans: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Forty-three essays on the work of fifteen African American women writers, including detailed biographical and bibliographical data.

Outlining the historical conditions in which African American women’s writing developed in the United States proves crucial in understanding an intellectual and literary tradition forged in erasure. provides the first study of the origins of black women’s writing, arguing, for instance, that black women writers of the Harlem Renaissance formed a distinct literary tradition from the work produced by black men during the same period. However, situates African American women writers of the same period within multiple traditions, including those of African Americans and Americans writ large. challenges common interpretations that black women’s novels of the late 19th through mid-20th century were just as committed to the dominant values concerning sex and marriage espoused by white readers. Similarly catalyzed by dominant representations of domesticity, contests contemporary literary criticism and feminist historiography, providing a materialist account of the development of the tradition of black women’s writing alongside the construction of gender, race, and class in the United States. and offer comprehensive biographical and bibliographic information on a range of writers, establishing an archive of interest to not only novices, but also researchers in the field. extends the overview of the literary tradition carved out by African American women by providing interviews with a range of black women writers that illumine their perspectives on writing, their influences, and subjectivity. The politics of the tradition prove more salient for , a landmark text discussing the political ramifications of the literary and theoretical production and dissemination of black women’s intellectual traditions.

African American autobiography : a collection of critical ..

This timely volume embraces and interprets the increasingly broad and deep canon of life narratives by African Americans. The contributors discover and recover neglected lives, texts, and genres, enlarge the wide range of critical methods used by scholars to study these works, and expand the understanding of autobiography to encompass photography, comics, blogs, and other modes of self-expression. This book also examines at length the proliferation of African American autobiography in the twenty-first century, noting the roles of digital genres, remediated lives, celebrity lives, self-help culture, non-Western religious traditions, and the politics of adoption.

The life narratives studied range from an eighteenth-century criminal narrative, a 1918 autobiography, and the works of Richard Wright to new media, graphic novels, and a celebrity memoir from Pam Grier.


The Theater of Black Americans: A Collection of Critical Essays

Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, a young African-American, Jefferson, is caught in the middle of a liquor shootout, and as the only survivor is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

A collection of Critical Essays reflecting both older and newer ..

In literature, the bibliographic entries draw attention to the long tradition of African-American literature, its distinctive rhetorical devices and narrative forms, the current renaissance in African-American literary criticism, and the concomitant rediscovery and reprinting of the works of pioneering African-American artists.

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Works dealing with such major African-American collections in the United States as the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History and the Black Culture Collection are also included.

31/08/2017 · Critical Essays The Slave Narrative Tradition in African American Literature ..

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