The Changing Same": Black Women's Literature, Criticism, and Theory

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Preface - Speaking To You about the "Changing the Same" Part I Thinking About Methods Chapter One - New Directions for Black Feminist CriticismPart II Ideas of Tradition Chapter Two - Race of Saints: Four Girls at Cottage City Chapter Three - "The Changing Same": Generational Connections and Black Women Novelists - Iola Leroy and The Color PurplePart III Undercover: Passing and Other Disguises Chapter Four - On FAce: Textual Identities in Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun or Marking and Marketing in the Harlem Renaissance Chapter Five: "The nameless... Shameful Impulse": Sexuality in Nella Larsen's Quicksand and PassingPart IV The Reader in the Text Chapter Six - Boundaries: Or Distant Relations and Close Kine - Sula Chapter Seven: Reading Family MattersPart V Hesitating Between Tenses or Allegories of History Chapter Eight - Witnessing Slavery AFter Freedom - Dessa Rose Chapter Nine - Transferences: Black Feminist Discourse: The "Practice" of "Theory"
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"The Changing Same" examines defining moments in African American women'sfiction and its reception: the "Women's Era" of the 1890s, the Harlem Renaissance, and the "New Black Renaissance" of the 1970s and 1980s. Deborah McDowell maps thishistory in readings of Emma Dunham Kelley, Frances E. W. Harper, Jessie Fauset, Nella Larsen, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Sherley Anne Williams. She examinesrepresentations of slavery, sexuality, and homoeroticism; the reception of AfricanAmerican women's fiction in the 1980s; and African American feminist writing in the"Age of Theory."
Autor: Deborah E. McDowell
DEBORAH E. MCDOWELL, Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is co-editor (with Arnold Rampersad) of Slavery and the Literary Imagination and author of numerous articles and essays on African American texts.

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Autor: Deborah E. McDowell
ISBN-13 :: 9780253209269
ISBN: 0253209269
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.1995
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Gewicht: 459g
Seiten: 240
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 232x154x24 mm
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