Blackness Is Burning

Blackness Is Burning

Blackness burns, then, “freed” by the process of signification and saddled by
impending and inevitable transferences, alerting us as it does to the fact that
psychological recognition, even if obtained momentarily, can never hold. I make
these ...

Author: TreaAndrea M. Russworm

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814340523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Blackness Is Burning is one of the first books to examine the ways race and psychological rhetoric collided in the public and popular culture of the civil rights era. In analyzing a range of media forms, including Sidney Poitier’s popular films, black mother and daughter family melodramas, Bill Cosby’s comedy routine and cartoon Fat Albert, pulpy black pimp narratives, and several aspects of post–civil rights black/American culture, TreaAndrea M. Russworm identifies and problematizes the many ways in which psychoanalytic culture has functioned as a governing racial ideology that is built around a flawed understanding of trying to “recognize” the racial other as human. The main argument of Blackness Is Burning is that humanizing, or trying to represent in narrative and popular culture that #BlackLivesMatter, has long been barely attainable and impossible to sustain cultural agenda. But Blackness Is Burning makes two additional interdisciplinary interventions: the book makes a historical and temporal intervention because Russworm is committed to showing the relationship between civil rights discourses on theories of recognition and how we continue to represent and talk about race today. The book also makes a formal intervention since the chapter-length case studies take seemingly banal popular forms seriously. She argues that the popular forms and disreputable works are integral parts of our shared cultural knowledge. Blackness Is Burning’s interdisciplinary reach is what makes it a vital component to nearly any scholar’s library, particularly those with an interest in African American popular culture, film and media studies, or psychoanalytic theory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Exorcising Blackness

Exorcising Blackness

Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals Trudier Harris, J Carlyle
Sitterson Professor of English Trudier Harris. Literary Lynchings and Burnings
William Wells Brown depicts a scene in Clotel in which a group of slavers
pursues ...

Author: Trudier Harris

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253319951

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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By lynching, burning, castrating, raping, and mutilating black people, contends Trudier Harris, white Americans were perfomring a rite of exorcism designed to eradicate the "black beast" from their midst, or, at the very least, to render him powerless and emasculated. Black writers have graphically portrayed such tragic incidents in their writings. In doing so, they seem to be acting out a communal role--a perpetuation of an oral tradition bent on the survival of the race. Exorcising Blackness demonstrates that the closeness and intensity of black people's historical experiences sometimes overshadows, frequently infuses and enhances, and definitely makes richer in texture the art of black writers. By reviewing the historical and literary interconnections of the rituals of exorcism, Harris opens up the hidden psyche--the soul--of black American writers.
Categories: Social Science

A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch

A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch

If black , the colour , were really intended , the Highlanders would have used their
own word and called the tribute mal - dubh . ... The first is black - burning , which
Jamieson says is “ used in reference to shame when it is so great as to produce ...

Author: Charles Mackay

Publisher: London : Whittaker

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006494574

Category: Dialect literature, Scottish

Page: 398

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Categories: Dialect literature, Scottish

And the Rest of Alfie s Story

And the Rest of Alfie s Story

If you looked closely you would see him lying under the steps, his black eyes
burning like two coals in the whiteness of his total being. ... His blackness shone
like a rival sun when the sun in the heavens shone on Seeb's face. He was
invisible ...

Author: Henry A. Buchanan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759601844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 883

After the Easterday Adventure with The Moonshiners, Alfie was a big boy growing toward manhood. He had eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and he had become responsible for his own actions. But with Ace as his Demon, and Junior as his ever-present Gadfly, Alfie found himself in frequent trouble. Mama was his Guiding Angel, though, and Papa was the Instrument of Punishment. Uncle Seeb was the Shining Ebony Light to illuminate his path. And LOVE for he discovered girls, and he yearned to be a Hero. His world was changing too, because Jody was now the Baby, and Willie and Cliff and Junior all went away to the War in Europe. He became the Man of the House when Papa was killed and he held in his hand Papas Watch, the Arbiter of Time and the Measuring Rod of Life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics

Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics

Looking at the film in the context of this movement, I argue that Mississippi
Burning is a homology for the Black Power movement. Barry Brummett describes
a homology as a situation in which “two or more kinds of experience appear or
can be ...

Author: Barry Brummett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412956925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

View: 172

Sometimes movies, television shows, political speeches, and music lyrics seem to be about one thing on the surface but express other serious social and political issues when we examine them more closely. Using methods of formal analysis, Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics: Social Issues in Disguise offers students and scholars a key to unlocking hidden text that abounds in popular culture.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sediment Records of Biomass Burning and Global Change

Sediment Records of Biomass Burning and Global Change

Both proposed definitions for black carbon are based on the chemical
composition. Whereas Goldberg (1985) defines black carbon in general terms,
Kuhlbusch and Crutzen (1995) try to be more precise, using the molar H/C-ratio
as an ...

Author: James S. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642591716

Category: Science

Page: 492

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Biomass burning profoundly affects atmospheric chemistry, the carbon cycle, and climate and may have done so for millions of years. Bringing together renowned experts from paleoecology, fire ecology, atmospheric chemistry, and organic chemistry, the volume elucidates the role of fire during global changes of the past and future. Topics covered include: the characterization of combustion products that occur in sediments, including char, soot/fly ash, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; the calibration of these constituents against atmospheric measurements from wildland and prescribed fire emissions; spatial and temporal patterns in combustion emissions at scales of individual burns to the globe.
Categories: Science

Distinctively American

Distinctively American

Twenty-nine years ago, at the age of eighteen, I graduated from my all-black high
school and left for Bowdoin College in ... Pictures of fire hoses knocking over
demonstrators, dogs biting and ripping our blackness, churches burning, and the
 ...

Author: Steven Koblik

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412821827

Category: Education

Page: 318

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There is much change underway in American higher education. New technologies are challenging the teaching practices of yesterday, distance learning is lauded, and private firms offer to certify the educational credentials that businesses and others will deem satisfactory. In this new environment, America's liberal arts colleges propound a quite different set of values. Their continuing faith in the liberal arts--not as the nineteenth century chose to define them but as the twenty-first century will be obliged to reconsider them--is being tested. Distinctively American examines the American liberal arts college as an institution, from its role in the lives of students, to its value as a form of education. It explores the threats faced by liberal arts colleges as well as the transformative role, both positive and negative, information technology will play in their future development and survival. In the preface introducing the volume, Stephen Graubard examines the history of the American liberal arts colleges, from their early disdained reputations in comparison to European schools, to their slow rise to becoming "world-class universities." This important volume explores the triumphs and challenges of one segment of the American higher educational universe. It also addresses a larger question: What ought this country be teaching its young, the many millions who now throng its colleges and universities? Distinctively American is essential reading for all concerned with the future of higher education. Steven Koblik is president of Reed College and a member of the Annapolis Group, an association of the presidents of 110 small liberal arts colleges. Stephen R. Graubard is editor of Daedalus, The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and professor of history emeritus at Brown University.
Categories: Education

Two Great Novels

Two Great Novels

But the rushing life-spark does not turn, the great destroying blackness looms
ahead. Desperately he tries to intercept her ... For an instant he feels himself in
black cold that burns horribly, and knows death is ahead. So be it. Then he
smashes ...

Author: James Tiptree, Jr.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473203112

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon - better known to the world as science fiction writer James Tiptree, Jr - produced just two novels, in a glittering but tragically short career. Gollancz is delighted to present them together in this omnibus edition: UP THE WALLS OF THE WORLD A secret US navy research project is founded to investigate the existence of paranormal powers, bringing together a variety of men and women who have shown indications of telepathic ability. As a result of the experiment they make mental contact with the Tyrenni, strange alien beings resembling winged squids who dwell in the upper atmosphere of their tempestuous world. The aliens' world, Tyree, is being threatened by a huge being, the Destroyer, which is moving inexorably towards them, obliterating whole solar systems in its path. When the Tyrenni realise that it threatens to exterminate life on Tyree, they are forced into the decision - contrary to all their moral beliefs - to take over the bodies of their human contacts in order to preserve their race. BRIGHTNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR Sixteen humans have come together on Damien, a distant world where once, dreams were stolen and atrocities took place. They have gathered to view the last rising of a manmade nova, the testament to a war none can forget. Soon, time will warp and masks will fall. Soon, violence will erupt anew - along with treachery, horror, murder, release and love. Soon, some will find justice . . . and others, judgement. Soon. Now, sixteen humans have gathered - to await the light of the Murdered Star.
Categories: Fiction

Pantologia

Pantologia

physical theory , which ascribes the blackness may be made by mixing pigments
of the reof bodies to the luminous rays , that ... The Engly marked : a burning -
glass , too weak to have lish black horses have more white about them any
visible ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002001232Z

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Pantologia A new cabinet cyclop dia by J M Good O Gregory and N Bosworth assisted by other gentlemen of eminence

Pantologia  A new  cabinet  cyclop  dia  by J M  Good  O  Gregory  and N  Bosworth assisted by other gentlemen of eminence

blackness. may. be. made. by. mixing. pigments. of. the. res. ef bodies to the
luminous rays , that fall upon spective ... The Engly marked : a burning - glass ,
too weak to have lish black horses have more white about them any visible effect
at all ...

Author: John Mason Good

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600046941

Category:

Page:

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Dictionarium Polygraphicum Or the Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested

Dictionarium Polygraphicum  Or  the Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested

ET , 10 Secondly , ümber , which if it be intended for colour for an horse , or to be
a shadow for gold , then burning fits it for ... that prevents any matter whatever
that's burnt to a coal , from turning to a white ash , and preserves the blackness .

Author: John Barrow (Teacher of mathematics)

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000100079

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

A Dictionary of the Anglo saxon Language

A Dictionary of the Anglo saxon Language

a to sweep : Ger . schweifen in path , SWATHE , a track or row the other utterly
black , Cd . 24 . its sense , to sweep : Swed ... pa þeostre adwäscð þære nenda
swefl the burning sulzwade f : Ger . schwaden m . a sweartan nihte the sun
dispels ...

Author: Joseph Bosworth

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z178871101

Category: English language

Page: 721

View: 389

Categories: English language

Burning the Flags of Extremism

Burning the Flags of Extremism

blackness. and. gross. darkness. There was a time when it was considered
improper to be innovative and inquisitive. A time when ... Thickness of black and
gross darkness covered the earth and millions perish for lack of knowledge.
Simple ...

Author: Conrad Garfield Duncan

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449713009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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The world is at war with an invisible enemy. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the rulers of darkness. Principalities and powerful ideologies have created a monster of sorts. Terrorism and wanton hate for humanity are rooted in the doctrines of demons. Men have fought and died to win the right to justify their sins, while entire nations lay bare in the indignity of utter ruin. These are the reality in which we live but the question which needs to be answered is why.This book is based on the simple truth that so many different teachings and philosophies can not be all true. While some truth may exist, they cannot be all correct. This book points us to Jesus and directs us back to the foot of the cross. The way of the cross leads us home to a quiet place of solace. Only love can change a bitter heart. No amount of teaching can make one wise. This book is loaded with simple stories with deep meaning. Hate will not prevail against the Church of the living God!This book was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God has anointed me to share His love with the American People, who for too long has been lied to and taken advantage of by false teachers who were not ordained by the Holy Spirit to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.This book was written for the pleasure of reading. Anyone who begins to read, will not be able to put it down until he or she is finished. It is written in plain language with the absence of vulgarity or negative undertones. All the accounts expressed are true. This book is not fictional. Be objective while you read!
Categories: Literary Criticism

Veil of Fire

Veil of Fire

Red and orange and searing blackness. It lunges at me and laughs. It jeers at my
helplessness. A black burning. Flame and fury and sharp agony. ... Only this
moment remains, then it too burns. The air rushes from my lungs. Abandons me.

Author: Marlo Schalesky

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434765567

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In 1894, the worst firestorm in Minnesota history descended on the town of Hinckley, consuming 400 square miles and killing 418 people in just four hours. Heat, flame, and darkness swept through the town, devouring lives, and consuming all hope. In the aftermath of the fire, the town of Hinckley rises from the ashes, its people determined to rebuild their lives. But in the shadows, someone is watching, someone is waiting, someone who knows the secrets the fire lay bare. A rumor spreads of a mysterious figure that haunts the hills; monster, a ghost, or a memory?
Categories: Fiction

Pantologia

Pantologia

physical theory , which ascribes the blackness may be made by mixing pigments
of the reof bodies to the luminous rays , that ... The Engly marked : a burning -
glass , too weak to have lish black horses have more white about them any
visible ...

Author: John Mason Good

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175034882939

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Graft Will o The Wisp

Graft  Will o  The Wisp

"She refuses you and catch to this my devil, son," the black voice gurgled into
laughter as the blue bard was unsure of ... was wrong and a hand to deal that
blow was a hand well cut off and thrown into the void with that black burning
beast.

Author: John Lamphere

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105766619

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Burning the Days

Burning the Days

Theidea slowly growing, of openingthe canopy and struggling into the wind, over
theside into blackness, tumbling, parachutingdown, was notas unthinkable asthat
of giving the airplane itself upto destruction.I would be washed out,I knew.

Author: James Salter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447231349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 258

This is the brilliant memoir of a man who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before emerging as one of America's finest authors in the New York of the 1960s. Burning the Days showcases James Salter's uniquely beautiful style with some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who later influenced him. It is an unforgettable book about passion, ambition and what it means to live and to write.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beyond the Burning Lands

Beyond the Burning Lands

There would be no joy in living if I broke it.” Ezzard stared at me a moment in
silence, blue eyes cold in the craggy white face. He said: “What joy do you think
there is in my life, Luke? Do you think I delight in this blackness that surrounds
me?

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481419963

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Luke encounters rage, treachery, and revenge in the second book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. As the Prince in Waiting, Luke has been protected by the High Seers since his father’s murder and his half-brother’s ascension to the throne of Winchester. But after hiding for months in the underground Sanctuary, Luke discovers a shocking secret: in a world where mechanical devices have been forbidden, the Seers themselves are secret technologists. Now restless, Luke seizes the chance to explore the world around him. His quest leads him to unimaginable dangers and unexpected delights...but the most dangerous part of his journey awaits him at home.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Fifty Years of English Song The earlier poets The Blackwood coterie and earlier Scottish poets The poets of young Ireland

Fifty Years of English Song  The earlier poets  The Blackwood coterie  and earlier Scottish poets  The poets of young Ireland

said the Prince of Hell ; And — like a Phidian statue , mountain - vast Stooping
from rocks , black , yet unquenchable , The pale shade of his faded glory cast
Over the blackness of black fire , aghast - Black - burning seas , that ever black
will ...

Author: Henry Fitz Randolph

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059380702

Category: Ballads, English

Page:

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Categories: Ballads, English

Robert Southey to Percy Bysshe Shelley

Robert Southey to Percy Bysshe Shelley

... mountain-vast— Stooping from rocks, black, yet unquenchable, The pale
shade of his faded glory cast Over the blackness of black fire, aghast— Black-
burning seas, that ever black will burn; “He is accursèd! and while hell shall last,
Him and ...

Author: Alfred Henry Miles

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858009596879

Category: English poetry

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Categories: English poetry