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Cultural MelancholyReadings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Jermaine Singleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, this book explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using analysis of ... More

Jean ToomerRace, Repression, and Revolution

Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Barbara Foley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1923 publication of Cane established Jean Toomer as a modernist master and one of the key literary figures of the emerging Harlem Renaissance. Though critics and biographers alike have praised ... More

Living with LynchingAfrican American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Koritha Mitchell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often available in periodicals, lynching ... More

Novel BondageSlavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Tess Chakkalakal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating ... More

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