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The Resource Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner

Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner

Label
Contemporary African American literature : the living canon
Title
Contemporary African American literature
Title remainder
the living canon
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to 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, and Maryemma Graham join writers and younger scholars to explore the work of Toni Morrison, Edward P. Jones, Trey Ellis, Paul Beatty, Mat Johnson, Kyle Baker, Danzy Senna, Nikki Turner, and many others. The collection is bracketed by a foreword by novelist and graphic artist Mat Johnson, one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary African American writers, and an afterword by Alice Randall, author of the controversial parody The Wind Done Gone. Together, King and Moody-Turner make the case that diversity, innovation, and canon expansion are essential to maintaining the vitality of African American literary studies." --
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Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • King, Lovalerie,
  • Moody-Turner, Shirley,
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Literature
Label
Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The historical burden that only Oprah can bear" : African American satirists and the state of the literature
  • Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Black is gold : African American literature, critical literacy and twenty-first-century pedagogies
  • Maryemma Graham
  • Hip hop (feat. women writers) : reimagining black women and agency through hip hop fiction
  • Eve Dunbar
  • Street literature and the mode of spectacular writing : popular fiction between sensationalism, education, politics, and entertainment
  • Kristina Graaff
  • Part 2. Alternative genealogies
  • Portrait of the artist as a young slave : visual artistry as agency in the contemporary narrative of slavery
  • Foreword
  • Evie Shockley
  • Variations on the theme : Black family, nationhood, lesbianism, and sadomasochistic desire in Marci Blackman's Po man's child
  • Carmen Phelps
  • Bad brother man : Black folk figure narratives in comics
  • James Braxton Peterson
  • Part 3. Beyond authenticity
  • Sampling the sonics of sex (funk) in Paul Beatty's Slumberland
  • L.H. Stallings
  • Post-integration blues : Black geeks and Afro-diasporic humanism
  • Alexander G. Weheliye
  • Mat Johnson
  • The crisis of authenticity in contemporary African American literature
  • Richard Schur
  • Someday we'll all be free : considering post-oppression fiction
  • Martha Southgate
  • Part 4. Pedagogical approaches and implications
  • Untangling history, dismantling fear : teaching Tayari Jones's Leaving Atlanta
  • Trudier Harris
  • Reading Kyle Baker's Nat Turner with a group of collegiate Black men
  • Howard Rambsy II
  • Toward the theoretical practice of conceptual liberation : using an Africana studies approach to reading African American literary texts
  • Acknowledgments
  • Greg Carr and Dana A. Williams
  • Afterword
  • Alice Randall
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Pia Deas and David F. Green, Jr.
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
  • Part 1. Politics of publishing, pedagogy, and readership
  • The point of entanglement : modernism, diaspora, and Toni Morrison's Love
  • Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Control code
768169525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9780253006264
Lccn
2013016443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875684
System control number
(OCoLC)768169525
Label
Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The historical burden that only Oprah can bear" : African American satirists and the state of the literature
  • Darryl Dickson-Carr
  • Black is gold : African American literature, critical literacy and twenty-first-century pedagogies
  • Maryemma Graham
  • Hip hop (feat. women writers) : reimagining black women and agency through hip hop fiction
  • Eve Dunbar
  • Street literature and the mode of spectacular writing : popular fiction between sensationalism, education, politics, and entertainment
  • Kristina Graaff
  • Part 2. Alternative genealogies
  • Portrait of the artist as a young slave : visual artistry as agency in the contemporary narrative of slavery
  • Foreword
  • Evie Shockley
  • Variations on the theme : Black family, nationhood, lesbianism, and sadomasochistic desire in Marci Blackman's Po man's child
  • Carmen Phelps
  • Bad brother man : Black folk figure narratives in comics
  • James Braxton Peterson
  • Part 3. Beyond authenticity
  • Sampling the sonics of sex (funk) in Paul Beatty's Slumberland
  • L.H. Stallings
  • Post-integration blues : Black geeks and Afro-diasporic humanism
  • Alexander G. Weheliye
  • Mat Johnson
  • The crisis of authenticity in contemporary African American literature
  • Richard Schur
  • Someday we'll all be free : considering post-oppression fiction
  • Martha Southgate
  • Part 4. Pedagogical approaches and implications
  • Untangling history, dismantling fear : teaching Tayari Jones's Leaving Atlanta
  • Trudier Harris
  • Reading Kyle Baker's Nat Turner with a group of collegiate Black men
  • Howard Rambsy II
  • Toward the theoretical practice of conceptual liberation : using an Africana studies approach to reading African American literary texts
  • Acknowledgments
  • Greg Carr and Dana A. Williams
  • Afterword
  • Alice Randall
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Pia Deas and David F. Green, Jr.
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
  • Part 1. Politics of publishing, pedagogy, and readership
  • The point of entanglement : modernism, diaspora, and Toni Morrison's Love
  • Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Control code
768169525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 392 pages
Isbn
9780253006264
Lccn
2013016443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875684
System control number
(OCoLC)768169525

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