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

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2013]


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Description xiv, 392 pages ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Blacks in the diaspora.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-349) and index.
Contents Foreword / Mat Johnson -- Acknowledgments -- 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. -- "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 / 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 -- 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 / Greg Carr and Dana A. Williams -- Afterword / Alice Randall -- Annotated bibliography / Pia Deas and David F. Green, Jr. -- Contributors -- Index.
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."-- Publisher website.
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
African Americans in literature. (OCoLC)fst00799727
African Americans -- Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00799627
American literature -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807114
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author King, Lovalerie, editor of compilation.
Moody-Turner, Shirley, editor of compilation.
ISBN 9780253006257 (cloth : alk. paper)
0253006252 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253006264 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253006260 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780253006974 (ebook)
025300697X (ebook)
Standard No. 40022875684

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