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Buddhist Recognition in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. Johnson, Ikea M. Critical essay Sep 22, 2019 7386
Bowled Over-A Life with Poems: The 2017 NSK Prize Keynote. Nelson, Marilyn Critical essay Mar 1, 2018 2976
Reading Cane in the Anthropocene: Toomer on Race, Power, and Nature. Taylor-Wiseman, Rebekah Critical essay Jun 22, 2017 9912
Barberos y la narracion de las relaciones raciales en "Benito Cereno" de Melville y "La muneca" de Chesnutt. Puxan-Oliva, Marta Critical essay Dec 1, 2016 8295
The Local as the Global: Reflections on Teaching World Literature. Mirmotahari, Emad Essay May 1, 2016 2474
From disposability to recycling: William Faulkner and the new politics of rewriting in Jesmyn Ward's Salvage The Bones. Moynihan, Sinead Critical essay Dec 22, 2015 8777
The roof of a southern home: A reimagined and usable south in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Murray, William Dec 22, 2015 6813
Redefining motherhood in African American neo-slave narratives: "beloved", Dessa "Rose", and "Corregidora"". Osaki, Lillian Critical essay Dec 1, 2014 7616
Aria for Ethiopia: the operatic aesthetic of Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood. Aljoe, Nicole N. Critical essay Sep 22, 2012 9230
African American Literary Counter-narratives in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Clyburn, Tifffani A. Author abstract Mar 1, 2012 296
Assessing What Was African American Literature?; or, the state of the field in the new millennium. Daniels, Melissa Asher; Laski, Gregory Critical essay Dec 22, 2011 17580
The Concatenate Poetics of Slavery and the Articulate Material of Dave the Potter. Chaney, Michael A. Critical essay Dec 22, 2011 8466
The Lord Is a Man of War: John Jasper, Covenant, and Apocalypse. Hobson, Christopher Z. Critical essay Dec 22, 2011 10163
Visions of Tribulation: White Gaze and Black Spectacle in Richard Wright's Native Son and The Outsider. Gercken, Becca Critical essay Dec 22, 2011 11792
William Steward's John Blye. Gardner, Eric (American educator) Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 11192
Reproducing Time, Reproducing History: Love and Black Feminist Sentimentality in Octavia Butler's Kindred. Hua, Linh U. Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 11868
Gendered Narratives of Trauma and Revision in Gayl Jones's Corregidora. Freed, Joanne Lipson Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 8640
Viewing Toni Morrison's Paradise as a Response to William Carlos Williams's Paterson. Barr, Jason Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 9290
From Living to Eat to Writing to Live: Metaphors of Consumption and Production in Sapphire's Push. Dagbovie-Mullins, Sika A. Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 13994
William Wells Brown, Three Years in Europe, and Fugitive Tourism. Baraw, Charles Critical essay Sep 22, 2011 13763
"Literary Protest and the Demise of a Social Scientist: Horace R. Cayton in the 1940s". Jackson, Lawrence P. Critical essay Mar 22, 2011 13403
A conversation with Ntozake Shange: Alexs Pate's interview with Ntozake Shange was part of the NOMMO African American Authors Series, a program of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature with support from the University of Minnesota. Pate, Alexs Interview Jun 22, 2010 5860
Moses, Man of Oppression: A Twentieth-Century African American Critique of Western Theocracy. Lackey, Michael Critical essay Dec 22, 2009 8638
Trumpets, Horns, and Typewriters: A Call and Response between Ralph Ellison and Frederick Douglass. Messmer, David Critical essay Dec 22, 2009 12003
Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Marshall Circle: Racial Representation from Blackface to Black Naturalism. Daigle, Jonathan Critical essay Dec 22, 2009 17749
A life in Proverbs: an interview with Anand Prahlad. Kuelker, Michael Interview Dec 22, 2009 4240
African American Whiteness in Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills. Engles, Tim Critical essay Dec 22, 2009 14563
The case against Whiteness in William Wells Brown's Clotel. Frye, Katie Critical essay Jun 22, 2009 5464
"I Could Always Feel Race Trouble ... Never More Than Two Feet Off": Chester Himes's Melancholic Perception. Simpson, Tyrone, II Critical essay Jun 22, 2009 9637
Chester Himes, Boris Vian, and the Transatlantic Politics of Racial Representation. Pierrot, Gregory Critical essay Jun 22, 2009 11901
On Chester Himes and Success. Fluet, Lisa Critical essay Jun 22, 2009 9650
Everybody's Noir Humanism: Chester Himes, Lonely Crusade, and The Quality of Hurt. Nieland, Justus Critical essay Jun 22, 2009 12192
A Voice Beyond the South: Resituating the Locus of Cultural Representation in the Later Writings of Anna Julia Cooper. Moody-Turner, Shirley Critical essay Mar 22, 2009 7652
African American literature as spiritual witness: the poetic example of Margaret Alexander Walker. Pierce, Yolanda Critical essay Jan 1, 2009 1582
An interview with Chad Parmenter. Shepherd, Reginald Interview Sep 1, 2008 4401
Regarding others. Napier, Winston Critical essay Jun 22, 2008 2861
A profeminist approach to African American male characters. Cools, Janice Essay Jan 1, 2008 4352
"The strangest freaks of despotism": queer sexuality in Antebellum African American slave narratives. Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah I. Critical essay Jun 22, 2006 8830
The conspiracy of masculinity in Ishmael Reed. Strombeck, Andrew Critical essay Jun 22, 2006 7278
The art of Tom Dent: notes on early evidence. Ward, Jerry W., Jr. Critical essay Jun 22, 2006 3419
"A direction of one's own": alienation in Mrs. Dalloway and Sula. Fulton, Lorie Watkins Mar 22, 2006 6967
Fading to white, fading away: biracial bodies in Michelle Cliff's Abeng and Danzy Senna's Caucasia. Dagbovie, Sika Alaine Mar 22, 2006 10732
"In the glad flesh of my fear": Corporeal Inscriptions in Richard Bruce Nugent's Geisha Man. Schmidt, Tyler T. Mar 22, 2006 6654
Zora Neale Hurston's construction of authenticity through ethnographic innovation. Staple, Jennifer Critical essay Mar 22, 2006 5033
Strategies of subversion: the deconstruction of madness in Eva's Man, Corregidora, and Beloved. Escoda Agusti, Clara Jun 1, 2005 5708
"We looked like salt and pepper": children's perception of race in short stories by southern women writers. Bulgozdi, Imola Essay Jan 1, 2005 5370
William Faulkner reprised: isolation in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Fulton, Lorie Watkins Critical essay Dec 22, 2004 6973
"Ten minutes for seven letters": song as key to narrative revision in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Wolfe, Joanna Critical Essay Oct 1, 2004 9314
"Try to refrain from that desire": self-control and violent passion in Oscar Micheaux's African American Western. Johnson, Michael K. Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 11194
National socialism and blood-sacrifice in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain. Thompson, Mark Christian Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 13695
Not entirely strange, but not entirely friendly either: images of Jews in African American passing novels through the Harlem renaissance. Meyer, Adam Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 6353
"Like a violin for the wind to play": lyrical approaches to lynching by Hughes, Du Bois, and Toomer. Banks, Kimberly Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 9182
Inverting history in Octavia Butler's postmodern slave narrative. Steinberg, Marc Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 6044
Hard-boiled black easy: genre conventions in A Red Death. Gray, W. Russel Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 5728
"Passing on" death: stealing life in Toni Morrison's Paradise. Aguiar, Sarah Appleton Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 4294
A short history of contemporary black erotic fiction: the best of black erotic literature since 1992 reveals as much about our souls and how they connect as it does about how we entangle and unite our bodies. Carroll, Denolyn Sep 1, 2004 821
Dead letter office: conspiracy, trauma, and Song of Solomon's posthumous communication. Rothberg, Michael Critical Essay Dec 22, 2003 9819
Rumors of Grace: white masculinity in Pauline Hopkins's contending forces. McCoy, Beth Critical Essay Dec 22, 2003 7681
Race, human empathy, and negative capability: the poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa (1). Salas, Angela M. Critical Essay Sep 22, 2003 9087
Other nature: resistance to ecological hegemony in Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman. Myers, Jeffrey Mar 22, 2003 10199
"This strange communion": surveillance and spectatorship in Ann Petry's The Street. Hicks, Heather Mar 22, 2003 11148
Richard Wright's Lawd Today! And the political uses of modernism. Costello, Brannon Mar 22, 2003 8623
Transgressing race and community in Chester Himes's If He Hollers Let Him Go. Itagaki, Lynn M. Mar 22, 2003 11141
Truth in timbre: Morrison's extension of slave narrative song in Beloved. Capuano, Peter J. Mar 22, 2003 5175
Langston Hughes's "Mississippi--1955": a note on revisions and an appeal for reconsideration. Metress, Christopher Mar 22, 2003 5350
Writer on the Left: Class and Race in Ellison's Early Fiction. Mazurek, Raymond A. Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 12473
Cries of outrage: three novelists' use of history. Winchell, Donna Haisty Critical essay Sep 22, 1996 6724
"Strange, history. Complicated, too": Ishmael Reed's use of African-American history in Flight to Canada. Davis, Matthew R. Sep 22, 1996 4639
"So you want a history, do you?": epistemologies and The Chaneysville Incident. Kubitschek, Missy Dehn Critical essay Sep 22, 1996 8227
"The ring of singing metal on wood": Zora Neale Hurston's artistry in "The Gilded Six-Bits". Chinn, Nancy; Dunn, Elizabeth E. Critical essay Sep 22, 1996 7349

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