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"The changing same" : black women's literature, criticism, and theory

Author: Deborah E McDowell
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines defining moments in African American women's fiction and its reception: the 'Women's Era' of the 1890s, the Harlem Renaissance, and the 'New Black Renaissance' of the 1970s and 1980s. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McDowell, Deborah E., 1951-
Changing same".
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624386958
Named Person: Nella Larsen; Toni Morrison; Alice Walker; Zora Neale Hurston; Zora Neale Hurston; Nella Larsen; Toni Morrison; Alice Walker
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah E McDowell
ISBN: 0253336295 9780253336293 0253209269 9780253209269
OCLC Number: 30318895
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking about methods --
New directions for black feminist criticism --
Race of Saints: Four Girls at Cottage City --
"Changing Same": generational connections and black women novelists--Iola Leroy and The Color Purple --
Undercover: passing and other disguises --
On face: the marks of identity in Jessie Fauset's Plum Bun or getting read in the Harlem Renaissance --
"Nameless ... Shameful Impulse": sexuality in Nella Larsen"s Quicksand and Passing --
Reader in the text --
Boundaries: or distant relations and close kin--Sula --
Reading family matters --
Hesitating between tenses or allegories of history --
Witnessing slavery after freedom--Dessa Rose --
Transferences: black feminist thinking: the "practice" of "theory."
Responsibility: Deborah E. McDowell.

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