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The Resource Race and the literary encounter : black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett, Lesley Larkin

Race and the literary encounter : black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett, Lesley Larkin

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Race and the literary encounter : black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett
Title
Race and the literary encounter
Title remainder
black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Larkin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison's words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act? Race and the Literary Encounter takes as its focus several modern and contemporary African American narratives that not only narrate scenes of reading but also attempt to intervene in them. The texts interrupt, manage, and manipulate, employing thematic, formal, and performative strategies in order to multiply meanings for multiple readers, teach new ways of reading, and enable the emergence of antiracist reading subjects. Analyzing works by James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Jamaica Kincaid, Percival Everett, Sapphire, and Toni Morrison, Lesley Larkin covers a century of African American literature in search of the concepts and strategies that black writers have developed in order to address and theorize a diverse audience, and outlines the special contributions modern and contemporary African American literature makes to the fields of reader ethics and antiracist literary pedagogy
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Larkin, Lesley
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
L37 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
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  • American literature
  • Race in literature
  • Books and reading
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Books and reading
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Race in literature
  • United States
  • American Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Race and the literary encounter : black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett, Lesley Larkin
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Scenes of reading, scenes of racialization: modern and contemporary black literature -- Unbinding the double audience: James Weldon Johnson -- Speakerly reading: Zora Neale Hurston -- Close reading "You": Ralph Ellison -- Erasing precious: Sapphire and Percival Everett -- Reading and being read: Jamaica Kincaid -- Epilogue: Toward a theory and pedagogy of responsible reading: Toni Morrison
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923809483
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780253017895
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt17tqqxc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923809483
Label
Race and the literary encounter : black literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett, Lesley Larkin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Scenes of reading, scenes of racialization: modern and contemporary black literature -- Unbinding the double audience: James Weldon Johnson -- Speakerly reading: Zora Neale Hurston -- Close reading "You": Ralph Ellison -- Erasing precious: Sapphire and Percival Everett -- Reading and being read: Jamaica Kincaid -- Epilogue: Toward a theory and pedagogy of responsible reading: Toni Morrison
Control code
923809483
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253017895
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17tqqxc
  • fefa0e55-a87e-45c8-aff1-3c9590cd3cf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923809483

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