The columbia guide to contemporary african american fiction

Contributions by Darryl Dickson-Carr, Eve Dunbar, Kristina Graaff, Carmen L. Phelps, James Braxton Peterson, L. H. Stallings, Trudier Harris, Howard Rambsy, Dana A. Williams, Greg Carr, Alice Randall, David F. Green, Mat Johnson, Evie Shockley, Pia Deas, Richard Schur, Maryemma Gramê mẩn, Martha Southgate & Alexander Weheliye

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In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have sầu compiled a collection of essays that offer access lớn some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, & Maryemma Grayêu thích join writers & younger scholars khổng lồ explore the work of Toni Morrison, Edward P. Jones, Trey Ellis, Paul Beatty, Mat Johnson, Kyle Baker, Danzy Senna, Nikki Turner, & many others. The collection is bracketed by a foreword by novelist & graphic artist Mat Johnson, one of the most exciting và innovative sầu contemporary African American writers, & an afterword by Alice Randall, author of the controversial parody The Wind Done Gone. Together, King & Moody-Turner make the case that diversity, innovation, & canon expansion are essential lớn maintaining the vitality of African American literary studies.


Foreword Mat Johnson, University of HoustonAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Lovalerie King và Shirley Moody-Turner, Penn State UniversityI. Politics of Publishing, Pedagogy, và Readership1. The Point of Entanglement: Modernism, Diaspora, & Toni Morrison"s Love sầu Houston A. Baker, Jr., Vanderbilt University2. The Historical Burden that Only Oprah Can Bear: African American Satirists & the State of the Literature Darryl Dickson-Carr, Southern Methodist University3. Blaông xã is Gold: African American Literature, Literacy, and Pedagogical Legacies Maryemma Grasi mê, University of Kansas 4. Hip Hop Fiction (feat. Women Writers); or, Other Things Hip Hop Music Has Taught Blaông xã Fiction Eve sầu Dunbar, Vassar College 5. Street Literature and the Mode of Spectacular Writing: Popular Fiction between Sensationalism, Education, Politics & Entertainment Kristina Graaff, Center for Metropolitung Studies, Technical University of BerlinII. Alternative Genealogies6. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Slave: Visual Artistry as Agency in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery Evie Shockley, Rutgers University 7. Variations on the Theme: Blaông chồng Family, Nationhood, Lesbianism và Sadomasochistic Desire in Marci Blackman"s Po Man"s Child Carmen Phelps, University of Toledo8. Bad-Brother-Man: Blaông chồng Folk Figure Narratives in Comics James Braxton Peterson, Bucknell UniversityIII. Beyond Authenticity9. Sampling the Sonics of Sex (Funk) in Paul Beatty"s Slumberl& L. H. Stallings, Indiana University 10. Urkel No More? Blaông chồng Geeks in Contemporary Blaông chồng Literature Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern University 11. The Crisis of Authentithành phố in Contemporary African American Literature Richard Schur, Drury University 12. Someday We"ll All Be Free: Contemporary Fiction và the Post-Oppression Narrative sầu Martha Southgate, Brooklyn Novecác mục IV. Pedagogical Approaches và Implications 13. Untangling History, Dismantling Fear: Teaching Tayari Jones"s Leaving Atlanta Trudier Harris, UNC-Chapel Hill, Emerita 14. Reading Kyle Baker"s Nat Turner with a Group of Collegiate Blachồng Men Howard Rambsy II, Southern Illinois University15. Toward the Theoretical Practice of Conceptual Liberation: Using An Africana Studies Approach khổng lồ Reading African American Literary Texts Greg Carr, Howard University và Damãng cầu Williams, Howard University Afterword Alice Randall, Vanderbilt NovelistAnnotated Bibliography Pia Deas, Lincoln University và David Green, St. Johns UniversityIndex

Lovalerie King is Director of the Africana Research Center, Associate Professor, và Director of Graduate Studies in African American studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is author or co-editor of six books, including James Baldwin và Toni Morrison: Comparative sầu và Theoretical Essays; Race, Theft, và Ethics: Property Matters in African American Literature; và New Essays on the African American Novel.Shirley Moody-Turner is Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.


A compelling collection of essays on the ongoing relevance of African American literature lớn our collective sầu understanding of American history, society, & culture. Featuring a wide array of writers from all corners of the literary academy, the book will have national appeal & offer strategies for teaching African American literature in colleges and universities across the country. ~Gene Jarrett, Boston University Highly recommended. ~Choice a fruitful tension that brings scholars of major reputation together with newly emerging critics to lớn explore the full range of literary activities that have flourished in the post-Civil Rights era. Notable are such popular influences as hip-hop music and Oprah Winfrey"s Book Club . . . ~AMERICAN LITERARY SCHOLARSHIP. 2013


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