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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
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
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • King, Lovalerie
  • Moody-Turner, Shirley
Series statement
Blacks in the Diaspora
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  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
Label
Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Politics of Publishing, Pedagogy, and Readership; 1. The Point of Entanglement: Modernism, Diaspora, and Toni Morrison's Love; 2. "The Historical Burden that Only Oprah can Bear": African American Satirists and the State of the Literature; 3. Black is Gold: African American Literature, Critical Literacy, and Twenty-First-Century Pedagogies; 4. Hip Hop (Feat. Women Writers): Reimagining Black Women and Agency through Hip Hop Fiction
  • 5. Street Literature and the Mode of Spectacular Writing: Popular Fiction between Sensationalism, Education, Politics, and EntertainmentPart 2. Alternative Genealogies; 6. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Slave: Visual Artistry as Agency in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery; 7. Variations on the Theme: Black Family, Nationhood, Lesbianism, and Sadomasochistic Desire in Marci Blackman's Po Man's Child; 8. Bad Brother Man: Black Folk Figure Narratives in Comics; Part 3. Beyond Authenticity; 9. Sampling the Sonics of Sex (Funk) in Paul Beatty's Slumberland
  • 10. Post-Integration Blues: Black Geeks and Afro-Diasporic Humanism11. The Crisis of Authenticity in Contemporary African American Literature; 12. Someday we'll all be Free: Considering Post-Oppression Fiction; Part 4. Pedagogical Approaches and Implications; 13. Untangling History, Dismantling Fear: Teaching Tayari Jones's Leaving Atlanta; 14. Reading Kyle Baker's Nat Turner with a Group of Collegiate Black Men; 15. Toward the Theoretical Practice of Conceptual Liberation: Using an Africana Studies Approach to Reading African American Literary Texts; Afterword; Annotated Bibliography
Control code
ocn857059491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 375 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253006974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt16gmjx3
  • 1792a492-7be4-4f8a-af81-c809f7fea758
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857059491
Label
Contemporary African American literature : the living canon, edited by Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner
Publication
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
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1. Politics of Publishing, Pedagogy, and Readership; 1. The Point of Entanglement: Modernism, Diaspora, and Toni Morrison's Love; 2. "The Historical Burden that Only Oprah can Bear": African American Satirists and the State of the Literature; 3. Black is Gold: African American Literature, Critical Literacy, and Twenty-First-Century Pedagogies; 4. Hip Hop (Feat. Women Writers): Reimagining Black Women and Agency through Hip Hop Fiction
  • 5. Street Literature and the Mode of Spectacular Writing: Popular Fiction between Sensationalism, Education, Politics, and EntertainmentPart 2. Alternative Genealogies; 6. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Slave: Visual Artistry as Agency in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery; 7. Variations on the Theme: Black Family, Nationhood, Lesbianism, and Sadomasochistic Desire in Marci Blackman's Po Man's Child; 8. Bad Brother Man: Black Folk Figure Narratives in Comics; Part 3. Beyond Authenticity; 9. Sampling the Sonics of Sex (Funk) in Paul Beatty's Slumberland
  • 10. Post-Integration Blues: Black Geeks and Afro-Diasporic Humanism11. The Crisis of Authenticity in Contemporary African American Literature; 12. Someday we'll all be Free: Considering Post-Oppression Fiction; Part 4. Pedagogical Approaches and Implications; 13. Untangling History, Dismantling Fear: Teaching Tayari Jones's Leaving Atlanta; 14. Reading Kyle Baker's Nat Turner with a Group of Collegiate Black Men; 15. Toward the Theoretical Practice of Conceptual Liberation: Using an Africana Studies Approach to Reading African American Literary Texts; Afterword; Annotated Bibliography
Control code
ocn857059491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 375 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253006974
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt16gmjx3
  • 1792a492-7be4-4f8a-af81-c809f7fea758
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857059491

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