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Bearing witness to African American literature : validating and valorizing its authority, authenticity, and agency

Author: Bernard W Bell
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2012.
Series: African American life series.
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"Bearing Witness to African American Literature: Validating and Valorizing Its Authority, Authenticity, and Agency collects twenty-three of Bernard W. Bell's lectures and essays that were first presented between 1968 and 2008. From his role in the culture wars as a graduate student activist in the Black Studies Movement to his work in the transcultural Globalization Movement as an international scholar and Fulbright  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bell, Bernard W.
Bearing witness to African American literature.
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011045232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard W Bell
ISBN: 9780814337158 0814337155
OCLC Number: 830023757
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages).
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half-title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface ""; ""Every Tongue Got to Confess ""; ""Introduction ""; ""Memoir: On Becoming an African American Scholar Activist ""; ""1. Double Consciousness as the Sign of African American Difference "" ""I. The African American Jeremiad and Frederick Douglass�s Fourth of July 1852 Speech """"African American Double Consciousness""; ""The Sacred and Secular Origins of the American Jeremiad""; ""The African American Jeremiad""; ""That Most Foul and Fiendish of All Human Decrees""; ""What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?""; ""Notes"" ""2. The Roots and Branches of the African American Literary Tradition """"I. The African American Literary Tradition ""; ""II. African American Writers ""; ""1""; ""2""; ""3""; ""III. The Image of Africa in the Afro-American Novel ""; ""White Images of Africa in Western Culture""; ""Early Images of Africa in the Afro-American Novel"" ""Images of Africa in the Pre�World War II Novel""""Images of Africa in the Post�World War II Novel""; ""Notes""; ""IV. Jean Toomer�s “Blue Meridian�: The Poet as Prophet of a New Order of Man ""; ""V. The Legacy of James Baldwin: The Artist as Redemptive Lover and Righteous Witness ""; ""Manchild of the Promised Land""; ""Artist of Redemptive Love""; ""Modern Black Writer as Righteous Witness""; ""Notes""
Series Title: African American life series.
Responsibility: Bernard W. Bell.

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A provocative testimony of the personal and professional development of the roles and responsibilities of a revisionist African American scholar and activist.  Read more...

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