Black American Literature Forum

Black American Literature Forum

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Black American Literature Forum

Black American Literature Forum

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Black American Literature Forum

Black American Literature Forum

Author: Afaa Michael Weaver

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ISBN: OCLC:426038788

Category: African American arts

Page: 211

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The Oxford Companion to African American Literature

The Oxford Companion to African American Literature

Offers profiles of African American writers and entries on important works and genres

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015036090374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 866

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Offers profiles of African American writers and entries on important works and genres
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Afro American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance

Afro American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-three African-American writers active before the Harlem Renaissance; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography.

Author: J Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English Trudier Harris

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: UOM:49015003021749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-three African-American writers active before the Harlem Renaissance; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Black Literature and Literary Theory

Black Literature and Literary Theory

... Chapter 8, 'Untroubled voice: call and response in Cane', Black American Literature Forum, 16, 1 (1982); Barbara Johnson, Chapter 9, 'Metaphor, ...

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134838417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical strategies even more than it echoes black vernacular literary forms. This book, first published in 1984, is divided into two sections, thus clarifying the nature of black literary theory on the one hand, and the features of black literary practice on the other. Rather than merely applying contemporary Western theory to black literature, these critics instead challenge and redefine the theory in order to make fresh, stimulating comments not only on black criticism and literature but also on the general state of criticism today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Black American Literature and Humanism

Black American Literature and Humanism

Her stories and scholarly studies have appeared in Southern Humanities Review, BOP (Brown), CLA Journal, Black American Literature Forum, ...

Author: R. Baxter Miller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813158662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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For Black writers, what is tradition? What does it mean to them that Western humanism has excluded Black culture? Seven noted Black writers and critics take up these and other questions in this collection of original essays, attempting to redefine humanism from a Black perspective, to free it from ethnocentrism, and to enlarge its cultural base. Contributors: Richard K. Barksdale, Alice Childress, Chester J. Fontenot, Michael S. Harper, Trudier Harris, George E. Kent, R. Baxter Miller
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Reference Works in British and American Literature

Reference Works in British and American Literature

Joe Weixlmann and John O'Banion's " A Checklist of Ellison Criticism , 1972-1978 , " Black American Literature Forum 12 ( 1978 ) : 51-55 , updates Covo .

Author: James K. Bracken

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085186

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

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Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works.
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Black American Writers Past and Present

Black American Writers Past and Present

Negro American Literature Forum 3 ( Spring 1969 ) : 18 - 21 . Bigsby . " From Protest to Paradox : The Black Writer at Mid - Century , " pp . 217 - 240 .

Author: Theressa Gunnels Rush

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ISBN: UOM:39015031730206

Category: African American authors

Page: 865

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A dictionary presenting information on the lives and works of over 2,000 African-American writers from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries.
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The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

A - Z Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction A The journal has also ... Children's and Young Adult LitAmerican Literature Forum ( 1967–76 ] and ...

Author: Darryl Dickson-Carr

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510691

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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From Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead and Terry McMillan, Darryl Dickson-Carr offers a definitive guide to contemporary African American literature. This volume-the only reference work devoted exclusively to African American fiction of the last thirty-five years-presents a wealth of factual and interpretive information about the major authors, texts, movements, and ideas that have shaped contemporary African American fiction. In more than 160 concise entries, arranged alphabetically, Dickson-Carr discusses the careers, works, and critical receptions of Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, Leon Forrest, as well as other prominent and lesser-known authors. Each entry presents ways of reading the author's works, identifies key themes and influences, assesses the writer's overarching significance, and includes sources for further research. Dickson-Carr addresses the influence of a variety of literary movements, critical theories, and publishers of African American work. Topics discussed include the Black Arts Movement, African American postmodernism, feminism, and the influence of hip-hop, the blues, and jazz on African American novelists. In tracing these developments, Dickson-Carr examines the multitude of ways authors have portrayed the diverse experiences of African Americans. The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction situates African American fiction in the social, political, and cultural contexts of post-Civil Rights era America: the drug epidemics of the 1980s and 1990s and the concomitant "war on drugs," the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle for gay rights, feminism, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and racism's continuing effects on African American communities. Dickson-Carr also discusses the debates and controversies regarding the role of literature in African American life. The volume concludes with an extensive annotated bibliography of African American fiction and criticism.
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The Coupling Convention Sex Text and Tradition in Black Women s Fiction

The Coupling Convention   Sex  Text  and Tradition in Black Women s Fiction

Kamme-Erkel, Sybille. Happily Ever After? Marriage and Its Rejection in Afro-American Novels. ... Black American Literature Forum 23 (Spring 1989): 113-26.

Author: Ann duCille Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Wesleyan University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195359114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Contemporary African American Novelists

Contemporary African American Novelists

A Reading of Clarence Major's Short Fiction . " Black American Literature Forum 13.2 ( 1979 ) : 51-56 . Bradfield , Larry .

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 530

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During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.
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A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

A Zora Neale Hurston Companion

Black American Literature Forum 24.4 (1990): 683-96. Reprinted in Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston. Ed. Gloria L. Cronin. New York: G.K. Hall, 1998.

Author: Robert Wayne Croft

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313307075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Features the life, accomplishments, and works of Zora Neale Hurston, including alphabetically arranged excerpts covering important people in her life, works, characters, and themes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Remembering Generations

Remembering Generations

Race and Family in Contemporary African American Fiction Ashraf H. A. Rushdy ... and the Black Science-Fiction Heroine," Black American Literature Forum 18 ...

Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807849170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the
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Writing African American Women

Writing African American Women

Black American Literature Forum 22.1 (1988): 109–124. Wilkerson, Margaret B. ''A Raisin in the Sun: Anniversary of an American Classic.

Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313024627

Category: African American women in literature

Page: 991

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Categories: African American women in literature