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Author Bassard, Katherine Clay, 1959-

Title Spiritual interrogations : culture, gender, and community in early African American women's writing / Katherine Clay Bassard.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.9382 B293s    ---  Available
Description 183 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton studies in culture/power/history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-175) and index.
Contents Daughters' arrival : histories, theories, vernaculars -- Diaspora subjectivity and transatlantic crossings : Phillis Wheatley's poetics of recovery --"The too advent'rous strain": slavery, conversion, and poetic empowerment in Phillis Wheatley's elegies -- "Social piety" in Ann Plato's Essays -- "I took a text": itinerancy, community, and intertextuality in Jarena Lee's spiritual narratives -- Rituals of desire : spirit, culture, and sexuality in the writings of Rebecca Cox Jackson -- Performing community : culture, community, and African American subjectivity before Emancipation.
Subject Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784 -- Religion.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Christianity and literature -- United States -- History.
Women and literature -- United States -- History.
Spirituals (Songs) -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Religious life.
African American women in literature.
Community life in literature.
Spiritual life in literature.
Religion and literature.
ISBN 069101647X (pbk. : alk. paper)
0691016399 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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