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The Resource Images of Black modernism : verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance, Miriam Thaggert

Images of Black modernism : verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance, Miriam Thaggert

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Images of Black modernism : verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance
Title
Images of Black modernism
Title remainder
verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Thaggert
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Focusing on the years from 1922 to 1938, this book revisits an important moment in black cultural history to explore how visual elements were used in poems, novels, and photography to undermine existing stereotypes. Miriam Thaggert identifies and analyzes an early form of black American modernism characterized by a heightened level of experimentation with visual and verbal techniques for narrating and representing blackness. The work of the writers and artists under discussion reflects the creative tension between the intangibility of some forms of black expression, such as spirituals, and the materiality of the body evoked by other representations of blackness, such as "Negro" dialect
  • By paying special attention to the contributions of photographers and other visual artists who have not been discussed in previous accounts of black modernism, Thaggert expands the scope of our understanding of the Harlem Renaissance and contributes to a growing recognition of the importance of visual culture as a distinct element within, and not separate from, black literary studies
  • Thaggert trains her critical eye on the work of James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, George Schuyler, Carl Van Vechten, James Van Der Zee, and Aaron Siskind--artists who experimented with narrative and photographic techniques in order to alter the perception of black images and to question and reshape how one reads and sees the black body. Examining some of the more problematic authors and artists of black modernism, she challenges entrenched assumptions about black literary and visual representations of the early to mid twentieth century
  • Thaggert concludes her study with a close look at the ways in which Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance were reimagined and memorialized in two notable texts--Wallace Thurman's 1932 satire Infants of the Spring and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's controversial 1969 exhibition "Harlem on My Mind: The Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968"--Jacket
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CN8ML
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Thaggert, Miriam
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • African Americans
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American art
  • Art in literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • African Americans in art
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American art
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans in art
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Art in literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Visual perception in literature
  • United States
Label
Images of Black modernism : verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance, Miriam Thaggert
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9781613760505
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a crisis in Black art and literature -- Tone pictures: James Weldon Johnson's experiment in dialect -- Reading the body: fashion, etiquette, and narrative in Nella Larsen's Passing -- Surface effects: satire, race, and language in George Schuyler's Black no more and "the Negro-art hokum" -- Collectin' Van Vechten: the narrative and visual collections of Carl Van Vechten -- A photographic language: camera lucida and the photography of James Van Der Zee and Aaron Siskind -- Conclusion. remembering Harlem: Wallace Thurman, Alain Locke, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Harlem" exhibition
Control code
ocn794700492
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700492
Label
Images of Black modernism : verbal and visual strategies of the Harlem Renaissance, Miriam Thaggert
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613760505
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a crisis in Black art and literature -- Tone pictures: James Weldon Johnson's experiment in dialect -- Reading the body: fashion, etiquette, and narrative in Nella Larsen's Passing -- Surface effects: satire, race, and language in George Schuyler's Black no more and "the Negro-art hokum" -- Collectin' Van Vechten: the narrative and visual collections of Carl Van Vechten -- A photographic language: camera lucida and the photography of James Van Der Zee and Aaron Siskind -- Conclusion. remembering Harlem: Wallace Thurman, Alain Locke, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Harlem" exhibition
Control code
ocn794700492
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760505
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700492

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