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Title In search of Hannah Crafts : critical essays on The bondwoman's narrative / Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hollis Robbins, eds.

Imprint New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.3 C842bDi 2004    ---  Available
Description xxii, 458 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Literary Marketplace: Between the Sentimental Novel and the Slave Narrative -- "A Silent Unobtrusive Way": Hannah Crafts and the Literary Marketplace / Augusta Rohrbach -- Bondwoman Unbound: Hannah Crafts's Art and Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literary Practice / Lawrence Buell -- Hannah Crafts's Sense of an Ending / William Andrews -- Hannah Crafts, Novelist; or, How a Silent Observer Became a "Dabster at Invention" / Ann Fabian -- The Problem of Freedom in The Bondwoman's Narrative / John Stauffer -- Rewriting The Canon -- Blackening Bleak House: Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative / Hollis Robbins -- Jane Eyre, Bondwoman: Hannah Crafts's Rethinking of Charlotte Bronte / Catherine Keyser -- The Bondwoman's Narrative and Uncle Tom's Cabin / Jean Fagan Yellin -- The Bondwoman's Escape: Hannah Crafts Rewrites the First Play Published by an African American / Shelley Fisher Fishkin -- Antebellum Contexts -- Mrs. Henry's "Solemn Promise" in Historical Perspective / Dickson D. Bruce, Jr. -- "I Dwell Now in a Neat Little Cottage": Architecture, Race, and Desire in The Bondwoman's Narrative / William Gleason -- Godly Rebellion in The Bondwoman's Narrative / Bryan Sinche -- African American Gothic -- The Art of Ghost-Writing: Memory, Materiality, and Slave Aesthetics / Russ Castronovo -- Hannah crafts / Priscilla Wald -- "I found a life of freedom all my fancy had pictured it to be": Hannah Crafts's Visual Speculation and the Inner Life of Slavery / Christopher Castiglia -- Gothic Liberties and Fugitive Novels: The Bondwoman's Narrative and the Fiction of Race / Karen Sanchez-Eppler -- Trappe(d): Race and Genealogical Haunting in The Bondwoman's Narrative / Robert S. Levine -- "Don't speak dearest, it will make you worse": The Bondwoman's Narrative, the Afro-American Literary Tradition, and the Trope of the Lying Book / Zoe Trodd -- In Search Of An Author -- The Case for Hannah Vincent / Nina Baym -- The Outsider Within: The Acquisition and Application of Forms of Oppositional Knowledge in Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative / Rudolph P. Byrd -- The Bondwoman and the Bureaucrat / Thomas C. Parramore -- Jane Johnson, Found! But Is She "Hannah Crafts"? The Search for the Author of The Bondwoman's Narrative / Katherine E. Flynn -- Searching for Hannah Crafts / Joe Nickell -- Reviews -- The Bondwoman's Narrative: An 1850s Account of Slave Life / Mia Bay -- The Shape of Absence / Hilary Mantel -- Literary Blackface / John Bloom -- Desperate Measures / Ira Berlin.
Summary Essays offer a critical analysis of "The Bondwoman's Narrative," a first novel written by a female African-American slave, assessing the influence of the work on our view of slavery, African-American history, and antebellum literature.
Subject Crafts, Hannah. Bondwoman's narrative.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African American women in literature.
Racially mixed people in literature.
Passing (Identity) in literature.
North Carolina -- In literature.
Plantation life in literature.
Fugitive slaves in literature.
Virginia -- In literature.
Slavery in literature.
Added Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Robbins, Hollis, 1963-
ISBN 0465027148
0465027083 (pbk.)
9780465027088 (pbk.)
Standard No. NZ1 7792590

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