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Against the Aphanisis of the Subject: Rewriting the Myth of Black Woman in Grace Nichols's The Fat Black Woman's Poems. Gunday, Merve; Birlik, Nurten Critical essay Dec 1, 2020 5982
Identity Politics in Shara McCallum's The Water Between Us. Morrison, Derrilyn Critical essay Sep 22, 2018 2497
Reinventing and Reimagining the World: A Tribute to Marilyn Nelson. Charara, Hayan Critical essay Mar 1, 2018 2213
The Early Poetic Blessings of Lucille: First Light in a Time of Darkness. Miller, E. Ethelbert Critical essay Sep 22, 2017 2433
Notes on the Marabout: a Praisesong and a Blues for Jayne Cortez. Jeffers, Honoree Fanonne Essay Mar 22, 2014 3058
In search of Heidi Durrow within a black woman's literary tradition: on reading The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Marshall, Jennifer Freeman Critical essay Apr 1, 2013 3903
Imagining state and federal law in Pauline E. Hopkins's contending forces. Korobkin, Laura H. Critical essay Jan 1, 2011 10293
A love supreme: jazzthetic strategies in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Eckstein, Lars Critical essay Jun 22, 2006 7570
Lighting the path: brave lesbian writers of an earlier era made a way out of no way for the others who would follow. De Veaux, Alexis Jan 1, 2005 1198
"Passing on" death: stealing life in Toni Morrison's Paradise. Aguiar, Sarah Appleton Critical Essay Sep 22, 2004 4294
Zane, Inc.: she has much more on her mind than black erotica. Behind the best-selling author's pseudonym is a shrewd businesswoman, astute publishing entrepreneur and--oh, yes--a wife and mother of four. Johnson, Kalyn Bibliography Sep 1, 2004 1768
Before Zane was a star ... a veteran journalist and published author admits he told his former cyberpal that she would never make it as a writer. Now he just marvels at how wrong he was. Fulwood, Sam, III Sep 1, 2004 768
Conversations with a post modern sister: actress-comedian Aisha Tyler is distinctive among celebrtiy authors: she wrote her own book proposal and her own book! Johnson, Pamela K. Interview Jul 1, 2004 1497
A traveling female spirit: Nalo Hopkinson takes her inspiration from the magic of the Caribbean and the strength of women. Okorafor-Mbachu, Nnedi Mar 1, 2004 1134
The love scene: women's fiction vs. classic romance. Harris, Monica Mar 1, 2004 452
Hybrid embodiment and an ethics of masochism: Nella Larsen's Passing and Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose. Basu, Biman Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 12130
Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood, Africa, and the "Darwinist trap". Japtok, Martin Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 7834
The feminism of Dorothy West's The Living Is Easy: a critique of the limitations of the female sphere through performative gender roles. Sanders, Pamela Peden Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 7412
Bambara's feisty girls: resistance narratives in Gorilla, My Love. Muther, Elizabeth Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 8040
"From the Seen to the Told": the construction of subjectivity in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Fuston-White, Jeanna Critical Essay Sep 22, 2002 8193
Madness in black women's writing. Reflections from four texts: a question of Power, the joys of Motherhood, Anowa and possessing the secret of joy. Osaki, Lillian Temu Jun 1, 2002 7748
Audre Lorde: textual authority and the embodied self. Morris, Margaret Kissam Jan 1, 2002 9266
Nella Larsen and the Intertextual Geography of Quicksand. Brickhouse, Anna Critical Essay Dec 22, 2001 16707
Dwelling in the House of Oppression: The Spatial, Racial, and Textual Dynamics of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig. Leveen, Lois Critical Essay Dec 22, 2001 12369
"The porch couldn't talk for looking": Voice and Vision in 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'(Zora Neale Hurston)(Critical Essay) Clarke, Deborah Critical Essay Dec 22, 2001 9579
Furrowing all the Brows: Interpretation and the transcendent in Toni Morrison's Paradise. Page, Philip Critical Essay Dec 22, 2001 7509
Not Black and/or White: Reading Racial Difference in Heliodorus's Ethiopica and Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood. Harris, Maria Critical Essay Sep 22, 2001 9686
"So strangely interwoven": The Property of Inheritance, Race, and Sexual Morality in Pauline E. Hopkins's Contending Forces. Nerad, Julie Cary Critical Essay Sep 22, 2001 10136
Toni Morrison and the Burden of the Passing Narrative. Bennett, Juda Critical Essay Jun 22, 2001 7820
Toni Morrison's Jazz and the City. Paquet-Deyris, Anne-Marie Jun 22, 2001 8109
Tough Issues, Tender Minds. Bashir, Samiya A. Critical Essay May 1, 2001 1145
A New Hystery: History and Hysteria in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Parker, Emma Critical Essay Mar 22, 2001 7358
The Limits of Identity in Jessie Fauset's "Plum Bun."(early 20th-century novel)(Critical Essay) PFEIFFER, KATHLEEN Critical Essay Jan 1, 2001 9014
Revolutionary Suicide in Toni Morrison's Fiction. Ryan, Katy Critical Essay Sep 22, 2000 15337
In Spite of It All: A Reading of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use". Whitsitt, Sam Critical Essay Sep 22, 2000 11286
Raising Voices, Lifting Shadows: Competing Voice-Paradigms in Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy. Christmann, James Critical Essay Mar 22, 2000 7927
The Story Must Go On and On: The Fantastic, Narration, and Intertextuality in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Jazz. Cutter, Martha J. Critical Essay Mar 22, 2000 9327
The Worm Against the Word: The Hermeneutical Challenge in Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine. Ciuba, Gary Critical Essay Mar 22, 2000 8910
Reading the Scars: Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth. Carlisle, Theodora Critical Essay Mar 22, 2000 9719
Migrant Labor, Folklore, and Resistance in Hurston's Polk County: Reframing Mules and Men. Nicholls, David G Critical Essay Sep 22, 1999 7962
Representation, race, and the "language" of the ineffable in Toni Morrison's narrative. Khayati, Abdellatif Jun 22, 1999 7103
Violence, home, and community in Toni Morrison's 'Beloved.'. Jesser, Nancy Jun 22, 1999 13445
Nella Larsen's 'Passing' and the fading subject. Sullivan, Neil Sep 22, 1998 8985
Zora Neale Hurston and the post-modern self in 'Dust Tracks on a Road.' Walker, Pierre A. Sep 22, 1998 8593
"The world in a jug and the stopper in (her) hand": 'Their Eyes' as blues performance. Johnson, Maria V. Sep 22, 1998 8693
Looking into the self that is no self: an examination of subjectivity in 'Beloved.' Holden-Kirwan, Jennifer L. Sep 22, 1998 7452
"Kin' o'rough jestice fer a parson": Pauline Hopkins's 'Winona' and the politics of reconstructing history. Patterson, Martha H. Sep 22, 1998 9866
"Postmodern blackness": Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' and the end of history. Davis, Kimberly Chabot Jun 22, 1998 8320
"In the land of cotton": economics and violence in Jean Toomer's 'Cane.' (African-American woman author) Foley, Barbara Jun 22, 1998 11715
"Love me like I like to be": the sexual politics of Hurston's 'Their Eyes Were Watching God,' the classic blues and the Black Women's Club movement. Batker, Carol Jun 22, 1998 8710
"The laws were laid down to me anew": Harriet Jacobs and the reframing of legal fictions. Accomando, Christina Jun 22, 1998 10495
History, myth, and revolt in Lorraine Hansberry's 'Les Blancs.' (drama by African American woman author) Effiong, Philip Uko Jun 22, 1998 6410
The fourth face: the image of God in Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye.' Alexander, Allen Jun 22, 1998 6806
Paule Marshall's 'Brown Girl, Brownstones': reconciling ethnicity and individualism. Japtok, Martin Jun 22, 1998 6463
Retelling our selves: collective memory and the body in Charlotte Watson Sherman's 'One Dark Body.' (African American woman author) Sloboda, Nicholas Jun 22, 1998 7447
Descent in the "House of Chloe": race, rape, and identity in Toni Morrison's 'Tar Baby.' Duvall, John N. Jun 22, 1997 9685
Be(e)ing and "truth": 'Tar Baby's' signifying on Sylvia Plath's bee poems. Pereira, Malin Walther Dec 22, 1996 3570
Reading rigor mortis: offstage violence and excluded middles 'in' Johnson's 'Middle Passage' and Morrison's 'Beloved.' (authors Charles Johnson and Toni Morrison) O'Keefe, Vincent A. Dec 22, 1996 7241
"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
Slavery, race, and the figure of the tragic mulatta, or, the ghost of Southern history in the writing of African-American women. Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth Critical essay Sep 22, 1996 11278
The veils of the law: race and sexuality in Nella Larsen's passing. Blackmer, Corinne E. Oct 1, 1995 8701
Racial protest, identity, words and form in Maya Angelou's 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.' Walker, Pierre A. Critical essay Oct 1, 1995 9166
Subjection and prophecy in Phillis Wheatley's verse paraphrases of scripture. Scheick, William J. Oct 1, 1995 4009
Authority, multivocality, and the new world order in Gloria Naylor's 'Bailey's Cafe.' Montgomery, Maxine Lavon Mar 22, 1995 3883
"The only voice is your own": Gloria Naylor's revision of 'The Tempest.' Storhoff, Gary Mar 22, 1995 6519
"A music seeking its words": double-timing and double consciousness in Toni Morrison's 'Jazz.' Hardack, Richard Mar 22, 1995 11233
Whose daughter is Johnnie?: revisionary myth-making in Carolivia Herron's 'Thereafter Johnnie.' Daly, Brenda O. Mar 22, 1995 11153
Early black women playwrights and the dual liberation motif. Harris, Will Jun 22, 1994 9650
"These are the facts of the darky's history": thinking history and reading names in four African American texts. McKible, Adam Jun 22, 1994 7462
"Would you really rather die than bear my young?": the construction of gender, race, and species in Octavia E. Butler's "Bloodchild." (Black Women's Culture Issue) Helford, Elyce Rae Jun 22, 1994 7474
Orpheus ascending: music,race, and gender in Adrienne Kennedy's 'She Talks to Beethoven.' (Black Women's Culture Issue) Kolin, Philip C. Jun 22, 1994 6364
Seers on the rim. Mahone, Sydne Mar 1, 1994 1730
"Women of color" writers and feminist theory. Homans, Margaret Jan 1, 1994 10514
Reply to Deborah Chay. Smith, Barbara (American fashion model) Jun 22, 1993 1485
Class-race-gender: sloganeering in search of meaning. Daly, Kathleen Mar 22, 1993 6799
Identifying satire: 'Our Nig.' Breau, Elizabeth Mar 22, 1993 5788

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